Empower Women!


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The semi-annual Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Fund Craft and Vendor Show was a great success! A variety of vendors sold their wares, and many customers showed up. I understand the turn-out is even better in October, which I plan to attend. I sold my books at special sale prices, as well as several hand-crafted jeweled book marks.

I won in the Raffle! What did I win? Pepper Spray, in a cute pink camouflage holder!

Until my winning, I hadn’t thought much about women’s self-defense, which is odd since I am an advocate for women’s recovery from domestic violence. TheDamsel strives to equip, empower, and educate women. In the Nomore.org brochure they provide alarming statistics:

A violent crime occurs every 26 seconds

1 in 3 women experience domestic violence from their partners

1 in 5 women are survivors of rape

A child is abducted every 40 seconds

Also, in HuffingonPost, In a Culture of Rape, How can We Not Insist That Women Learn Self-Defense?, Avial Zeisler gave argument for women’s self-defense training as a priority, and suggested various ways this can be accomplished. Zeisler had survived a horrible physical and sexual attack. By facing her experience, working through flash-backs, and learning self-defense techniques – she was empowered. 

I encourage women to educate themselves about self-defense and to decide if there’s more they should do to protect themselves.

 

 
“My Dear Rosa Jean”
Mystery at Candice Bay”
Granny Babysits the Mischievous Five”
All are available now on AMAZON (Print & Kindle) and BARNES & NOBLE (Nook)