Hi, my friend Krystal is also dealing with a similar situation. Her ex fiance has tried killing her twice from strangulation. He was extremely abusive to her also. She has two kids with him and she is trying to prevent him from having unsupervised custody with them. His parents are paying for a lawyer from him and she is trying to make the $$to afford an equally qualified lawyer to protect her children. Her gofundme is under the name of Krystal Cook. If anyone would like to donate please find her page. She's only 20 years old and has been through so much with this asshole and all she wants to do is jeep her kids safe.
If you want my facebook page it is Jodie St. Pierre or you can probably find me on my mom's page. Anyway, You have my personal number.
Angela. I am contacting you under my mother's facebook account. I recently started a blog website under my name jodiespointofview.wordpress.com. I have a poem I wrote about domestic violence that was actually about a good friend of mine, but wanted a face to put with the poem. Your face came up, bruised and abused. And I understand abuse very well, as I was abused for many years. I would never use your photo on my page without your consent. So please let me know if I can use your photo. I could have copied it, but that is not my approach. It is a very sensitive topic for me. I just want to educate. You may not even agree with my poem, as at the end I state if you don't leave the man don't claim to be a victim. but i was a victim and feel woman have to empower themselves and be strong and leave no matter what! Last year I also lost a young woman to domestic violence, as her partner beat her and put her in a coma and then she died. She had a young son, only 3 yrs old. You can call me directly and give consent 401-359-1710. I read the comments and am confused as to if this was actually domestic violence or assault in general by a stranger, but either way. i am asking permission. thank you. Sincerely, Jodie
I first wanna say thank you to all who helped this cause. As a past DV counselor, I KNOW that federal funds for these programs are stretched tighter than a 5 pound bag tryin to hold 40 pounds... Many Victims stay silent for a multitude of reasons... and many are not helped because of similar reasons... I hope you keep us up to date on the progress of the center...
I am so sorry for what happened to you. I knew frank when I was a teenager. He could get violent at times never put his hands on me or his girlfriend who was my best friend. I just want to say I'm proud of you for coming out with what happened to you. And for helping others to stand up and get out. Wish you all the best.
Thank you for being so open with your experience....you've already done so much to help women in situations just like you. You are brave, inspirational, and I wish the best for you.
Please continue to be a strong voice and advocate against Domestic Violence. Right now, it is fresh and you identify as a victim. However, doing what you're doing makes you a SURVIVOR. All survivors everywhere need to stand strong and united as one voice.
Please hold your beautiful head high while it is healing. The act of sharing your own physical pain is helping others. You are a courageous, strong and honorable woman. Bless you!
Dear Angela, I was the girl that always said "that will never happen to me, I will not stand for it", alas it DID happen to me. I too was a victim of domestic abuse. At first I didn't even realise I was being abused, and that testifies to the cunningness of my abuser. Please read my story and share with your followers to create awareness and help other woman and children break free from domestic abuse: http://lynnemccarthy.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-dont-know-anyone-that-wasnt-moved-by.html
You are an inspiration to so many women. Keep up the good work and putting awareness out there. I am so proud of you for being so strong!!
God bless you! I'm on disability so I can only pray for you! I wish I had finances to donate! My heart goes out to you & I'm so happy to see people's donations!!! I too have been in an abusive relationship & I'm free. I'm so sorry you had to endure this! I will continue praying!!!!!
I am so glad that you met your goal. Now you can heal without the worry of how you are going to cover your finances. I am sorry I could not afford to give more.
Honey, send your boyfriend over to my place next time he has a temper tantrum. Laughter! I do not usually care to post information that adds to our daily disturbance. I am posting this because violence is not a racial issue and there are people that are prone to lie to themselves about this. Tennessee ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for domestic violence. John Lennon admitted to beating his first wife. I became disgusted at the on line comments posted over the recent video leak of an elevator scuffle. A woman has every right, even a duty to fight back when attacked. I encourage you to obtain an attorney and pursue a legal suit for damages. Let your X work to make amends for your pain and suffering. Then, pay it forward sister. Every time we knock a woman in the dirt, we all die a little as a species. Give a sister a hand up.
sending prayers your way for strength
Oh.. meant to say.. the reason I was so heavy for so long, is the emotional trauma and pain I hid myself by being heavy and did not want anyone looking at me.. so I 'hid' myself. Becoming healthy helped me heal a lot. I guess I shared that for you starting your path to healing. We all deal with it differently and just wanted to let you know to recognize when the pain really hits you, to seek ways to cope so you can heal and not go down a dark path to hurting yourself further from this. Best wishes.
I just wanted to send you a message to say I read your story on Yahoo News this morning. I too, am a survivor of domestic violence from years ago, and suffered severe, severe abuse from the hands of my husband, I divorced 14.5 years ago. Since then, I have had 1 boyfriend and been so picky.. not anyone passing that checklist of someone I see myself spending a long life with, has come across my path, yet. On my journey, I spent many years, very obese and am now very very healthy, fit and active with my life. I have also become a social worker to help other women on their path to healing. I do that as volunteer work, as my career led me in a different path for the field. However, I went to school to learn social work to help others, as a result of what I went through. I wanted to let you know how very PROUD I am of you, for putting your story out there, so very soon after what he did. I was so scare for my life.. I did not do so, until years later. You have a very deep rooted strength that brings deep felt tears of connection with you, in understanding what you have faced and are now facing on your path to healing. I would send money to help, but I am trying to raise funds myself, for a mission trip (my first) next month. But, wanted to message you to say I am so PROUD of you. Keep on being strong. Best wishes to healing both physically and emotionally from this and stay strong.. NEVER AGAIN my dear... know the signs so this NEVER happens to you again.
Thank you for sharing your story and i hope you reach your goal! xox
Thank you for sharing your story so bravely. My work as a victim advocate brings me into contact with so many who've suffered as you have. As others have said, please check into the Tennessee Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (http://www.treasury.state.tn.us/injury/). Your local domestic violence agency can assist you in determining your rights and advocating for you to be sure you have access to them.
Ask your local DC advocate about VOCA funds