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Silent Screams, Silent Secrets

Silent Screams, Silent Secrets (Texas Abortion Law) September 1, 2021 Senate Bill 8 too effect. “Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law ... a measure that would prohibit in Texas abortions as early as six weeks — before some women know they are pregnant — and open the door...

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Who Can You Trust with Your Stuff?

Who can you trust with your stuff?  Where is your safe place? The question is not, to speak or not to speak. The question is to whom do you speak? Anytime you experience a traumatic event such as the death of a loved one, a painful divorce, a home invasion, a serious...

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My Story Part 7 – Time to Tell My Sons?

My Story Part 7 – Time to Tell My Sons? It isn’t easy speaking up and telling someone when you have been assaulted, especially family. The question is not, to speak or not to speak. The question is who do you speak to, who do you tell? Who can you trust? Where is your...

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My Story Part 6 – Am I Going to Die?

My Story Part 6 – Am I Going to Die? Detective Knotts called later today and said she contacted one of the ex-wives. According to the ex-wife Tumbwe has eight children. She also said he is a very smooth talker. Because he cheated on constantly, she divorced him.. The...

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My Story Part 5 – Finally the Police Investigate

The Police Detective Investigates Finally I made numerous attempts to speak with the investigator. Finally, it was suggested that I call the assistant chief of the Cedar Hill police. After numerous attempts to speak with the investigator. Jana called me this morning,...

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My Story Part 4 – He’s On My Bus

My Story Part 4 - He's On My Bus (Repost from 2014) **This is Part 4 of My Story, Here we begin to learn more about the rapist, the mind of the authorities and the response of the church.  As I continue to struggle for normalcy I realize the rapist has been watching...

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My Story Part 3 – Sunday Mourning

My Story Part 3 - Sunday Mourning *** The Morning The next morning was my Sunday to serve as a minister on the Purple Team at church. “He is not taking this away from me too; I am going to church and serving as a minister.” I rose from my sleepless bed, proceeded to...

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My Story-Part 2-The Crime

My Story Part 2– The Crime *** Our Meeting I met Nathaniel Tumbwe at a business networking function sponsored by a church ministry. Trying to reactivate my business after serious illness I attended the function. Nathaniel Tumbwe had a booth promoting his ministry. I...

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Trauma and the Brain – My Story

When someone has a horrific event, almost every section of the human brain is affected. Trauma is a severely disturbing, destressing, and damaging experience.  It’s been six years since that horrible night that I was raped by an elder of the church I attended at that...

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Twelve Years Later, Was it Worth It?

Twelve Years Later, Was It Worth It! It has been twelve years since the assault and nine and a half years since the trial. I ask myself was it worth it to speak up? Recovering from a vicious attack has taken me many more years than I expected. The attack caused much...

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What is SANE? (repost)

WHAT IS SANE? Do you know SANE? Should you know SANE? What is a SANE? The SANE Program provides 24/7 rapid response to sexual assault victims age 14 and older with compassionate, confidential care and forensic examinations performed by certified Sexual Assault Nurse...

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