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Silent! Why So Long?

Why So Long? Why does it take some victims years to come forward, sometimes twenty, thirty years or more? The answer is very simple especially for those of us who have been victims of sex crime. Two main reasons is fear and shame. Fear of rejection, I will be rejected...

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Now That the Frenzy Has Died Down, What’s Next…

Now That the Frenzy Has Died Down, What’s Next for Survivors? Now that the media coverage of sexual harassment has died down, what has changed? It was trending for a few weeks, but It’s no longer hot news. Will it fade into nothingness with no impact, or has society...

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The Silent Community

 The Silent Community  A few years ago I found myself being pulled into a new passion, a passion I didn’t ask for but I can’t ignore. I found myself filled with an intense fire in the depth of my soul that was calling me to action. The action is speaking publicly to...

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CO-abusers, Who Are They?

Co –Abusers, Who Are They I learned a new term, Co-abusers. Initially I could not relate to the term co-abuser because I didn’t experience any co-abuse in being raped by a church elder.  So I thought.  But as I listened to others acknowledge the co- abusers in their...

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Really! Do You Know the Different Types of Sex Crimes?

Can a wife be raped or sexually assaulted by her husband? Is forcing someone to watch a sexually explicit act a sex crime? What about giving someone unwanted advances? Sometimes it's difficult to keep up with the laws concerning sex. Do you know the different types of...

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Texas 85th Legislative Sex Crime Laws September 1, 2017

Texas 85th Legislative Sexual Assault Laws, September 1, 2017 September 1, 2017 many laws were enacted in the state of Texas. According to the Rasansky Law Firm there are 1,252 new Texas laws on the books. We all know the new law banning texting while driving. What...

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To Speak or Not to Speak

To Speak or Not to Speak – That is Not the Question  It isn’t as easy to speak up and tell someone when you have been assaulted as some people might think.  There are many different scenarios that warrant a survivor to be silent. But how can we help that survivor of...

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Celebrate Life Afternoon Delight 2017

The afternoon of July 22, 2017, we turned the Alan E Sims, Cedar Hill Recreation Center into a fun filled, electrified celebration of life. Silent Screams Inc. reserved all four event rooms and the kitchen. It was an afternoon of pampering all the ladies who attended....

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Holiday Food Tips

The Holiday season is upon us, a great time for family, food and festivities. This is a time when most people eat what they like regardless of calories. I say eat what you want and enjoy it!  But arm yourself with natural food tools to help such as ginger root tea for...

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What is Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight?

In April 2014, the founder Carolyn J Hudson was inspired to have a women’s luncheon that all women could attend regardless of financial ability.  In speaking with survivors, she could hear the pain, hopelessness, and depression in their voices. Celebrate Life,...

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What Would You DO If…? Men’s Breakfast 2017

2nd annual men’s breakfast workshop ” What Would You Do If…?” Saturday, May 13, 2017 The purpose of the men’s breakfast is to get the dialog started. It is to bring awareness to the men in our community of the effect sexual crimes have on not only the victim but also...

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Denim Day

Though Denim Day was celebrated this past Wednesday, it's worth knowing and reading about. We have a year to get ready for Denim Day 2018. In Rome in 1992, a 45-year-old driving instructor was accused of rape. When he picked up an 18-year-old girl for her first...

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