The gang girl and her last battle….

She came to my room, opened the door without looking at me, mumbled something and then closed it again. I looked up from my computer and watched her walk back out of the unit through the glass in my door. The day had come. Boom. Just like that. I took a deep breath and closed…

Families United

In this world there are people that talk about making a change and there are people that make the change. In Dover there are a group of people who are making the change. Families United are making sure that people understand the impact of gangs and what it is doing to our children. And they…

Sex work, sex slavery, and the minefield in between. 

Todays guest blogger is someone who, when they speak, you can’t help but stop every thought in your head and just listen. I had the honor of sharing the stage with this person once and I can honestly say it was a breath of fresh air to stand shoulder to shoulder with someone was not afraid…

Gangs 0 – Crazy lady 1

There was once a baby boy who was born into not just poverty but also abuse. By the age of 5 he was so badly neglected and abused he was taken away from his birth mother and placed for adoption. A family found him, fell in love, and made him their son. Some may say…

Permission not granted. Part 2

TRIGGER WARNING. Graphic account of rape and sexual violence. Trigger warning. Big old trigger warning. This blog has a graphic account of rape and sexual violence. The amazing women who has written this blog though long and hard about if she wanted to write part two. She decided she wanted to. Her choice. Just as…

Proud that women are speaking out…. angry that we have to #youknowme

I very rarely rewrite blogs.  Just sit down and start typing and what comes out…. comes out. Women have been sharing their stories of how they terminated their pregnancies following Alabama’s vote for an almost blanket ban or abortion. In reaction to this the actress Busy Phillips is asking social media users to use the…

Why would anyone want to be her friend…

Today’s guest blog is about the impact of Domestic abuse. I am sure that the person that wrote this will follow up about what can happen to someone when they leave a abusive relationship……the effect on their mental health. Living in a abusive relationship is, in my opinion, one of the most destructive impacts on…

I wish I was just normal….

May is all about speaking out and trying to understand Mental health and tomorrow is the start of Mental health awareness week. I can remember thinking “I wish I was Just Normal” from a very young age. Growing up I had some understanding what mental health was due to living with my mum, but I…