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The Power in a Photograph by Michelle Wallis Hurst
The Power in a Photograph by Michelle Wallis Hurst

In a box of old photographs, I found images of my grandmother holding me in front of a birthday cake. Our birthdays were only a day apart and we shared my first few cakes. I barely knew her. She would die from cancer before those cakes needed more candles than I had...

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Lost Voices: Child Survivors of Domestic Violence
Lost Voices: Child Survivors of Domestic Violence

My following blogs will touch on the lost voices of domestic violence, including men, POC, LGBTQ survivors, and children. I will start with children as I write what I know with the greatest surety. I reflected on this topic, and I realized that white women are often...

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Survive and Thrive
Survive and Thrive

  Happy New Year, fellow Butterfly Ninjas, survivors, and The Choose Courage Foundation supporters! I hope you are stepping into 2022 with a renewed sense of hope and optimism; I know I am. I wanted to share my narrative of...

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Marian’s Tips for Helping a Friend
Marian’s Tips for Helping a Friend

Greetings, fellow Butterfly Ninjas, fellow survivors, and all of the wonderful supporters of The Choose Courage Foundation; welcome to the Holiday Season! October was Domestic Violence Awareness month. I intended to write this during that month but found myself very...

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