Stop the Abuse

Posted on November 2, 2007. Filed under: Inspiring Each Other | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday, I experienced a truly memorable event. I got to be an on-air Boomer Diva Reporter for Women Power Talk Radio. Raven Blair Davis produces a wonderful show featuring “unstoppable women of power” and each program focuses on a different aspect of being a woman over forty.

The topic of this show was of great and vital importance—domestic violence, abuse over generations, and learning to address issues of power and control. Three women shared their personal stories of suffering abuse at the hands of someone close to them. These were filled with emotion, poignancy, courage, and hope.

Although all three women interviewed were accomplished, many of us boomers will recognize the work of Jaisun McMillian as she was a member of both The Platters and Martha Reeves’ Vandellas. Now, she has written a book, a play, and a movie about her struggle to survive an abusive marriage.

I urge everyone who has ever experienced abuse or knows anyone who has to listen to the program. Actually, that means a lot of us as statistics point to one in four women having suffered some form of abuse. The information is critically important and the personal stories shared are unforgettable. You can listen by going to Raven’s site http://www.womenpower-radio.com/

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