Today’s post title comes from the Facebook page header of a wonderful Michigan grassroots non-profit organization called HandBags of Hope and is in honor of its service to the community.
Two terrific Detroit born and raised gals founded it in 2006 and have been rocking their path ever since. They earned 501 (c) (3) status in May 2010, and continue to operate it solely by themselves with the help of volunteers and some corporate and community support.
They are Jackie Bobcean and my sister, Lisa Kaufmann. We are all now survivor-thrivers, along with so many more. Unfortunately, there are still so many more in need of help and understanding. Many too afraid and with little means to leave their physical, emotional, and verbally abusive situations.
The rut those living with domestic violence are in is familiar, which is part of the reason it’s so difficult to leave. And change is scary in the best of circumstances. For those trapped in domestic violence, the prospect of change often remains a far distant hope. [Read more…] about Sticks and stones may break our bones but verbal abuse may never heal