Chris does not see his domestic violence survivor story as a tragedy but one of hope. He has learned to forgive completely in order to love whole heartedly. He celebrates his wife and 3 children as a miracle and felt blessed to foster 9 children. He believes in the power of love and has felt […]
Chris is a child survivor of domestic violence. He was told the real story of his past at the age of 12 and has been rebuilding his life since that day. It hasn’t been an easy road but it has been filled with hope, courage and help from those around him. Even though he was […]
Chris’ father was obsessed with his mother and the family was no stranger to domestic violence. The relationship escalated to a tragic end one Sunday night when his father took the life of his mother, his brother and then himself. Chris was also pronounced dead at the crime scene. A bullet behind his left ear […]
Bev Childress Board Member www.bevchildress.com Flutter I’ve had quite an interesting vantage point over the last couple of years. I’ve watched an idea morph and grow and emerge. It’s a beautiful and inspirational thing to witness. Not only has the idea transformed but every party involved has as well. I’ve seen an artist step into […]
Christina Howard Board Member www.spaghettipie.wordpress.com Beauty “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty surrounds us, even in the smallest of details. When I stop to pay attention, the splendor of a vivid sunset, the joy of a father playing with his child, or the […]
We celebrate Melissa as a survivor of domestic violence.
Michelle Hurst www.idontbelieveingrammar.blogspot.com Courage My friend Rhonda spent months and all her creative energy shooting 12 beautiful women who also happened to be victims of domestic violence. On the night of the big reveal of their photos, I couldn’t wait to see these amazing photos and real life women. Almost all models were present and […]
There are some pretty amazing humans on this planet and Jenni Johnson from PaperPyro is among them! We contacted a random (or maybe not so random…) Etsy store to inquire about their butterflies for the Charity Art Show “Emerge”. After Jenni learned it was celebrating survivors of domestic violence she immediately donated over 1,000 of […]