In 2008 I left a violent relationship and how terrifying it is to live in and then to leave such a situation. Leaving that horrifying relationship allowed me to make music again and to find my voice again.
Although this site is about my singing and my music, it is vitally important for other people to know how deep-seated the problem of domestic violence is and for you to realize that you most definitely know a woman who survived a violent relationship.
Domestic Violence is still a very taboo topic, which I try to help break every time I speak out about it. But since it makes folks really pretty uncomfortable (how ironic...) I decided to put one step between the main part of my site and my personal story.
If you're interested in reading about my story, please click the link below. If not, no problem. I welcome you to visit the media room, sign up for my newsletter, and enjoy the blog posts.
If you suspect you are being abused or you know someone who is, click here for "Is This Abuse?" from the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The volunteers at the National Domestic Violence Hotline have information and an open ear for you at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 24/7/365. www.ndvh.org
If you are outside the United States, contact www.866USWOMEN.org or call them at 866-US-WOMEN.
Also, check out this excellent artice on Domestic Violence and Abuse.
You can get out. You can start anew. And it does get better.