The Storm Of You by Diana Housel

Throughout the day, I bask in the sunlight of freedom,
And I can disconnect my memories of you.
But in the quiet moments of the evening,
As darkness falls and the sky awakens with stars,
The storm of you rages and your anger invades my peace.

I run for cover but I always slip and fall.
You close the gap and ...

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Help Secure a Brighter Future For Our Nation’s Foster Children

Every year, over a quarter of a million children are placed in foster care because of abuse or neglect. Many end up on the street when they turn 18, and thousands become pregnant, incarcerated or chronically homeless. In honor of National Foster Care month, Dr. Phil and Robin have joined forces with the National Foster Youth Institute to help build a movement across the country to transform the current system ...
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When Teen Dating Violence Goes Online


Written by: Jennifer White, Senior Attorney for Legal Programs, Futures Without Violence

This year, a film named Audrie and Daisy was part of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and will appear on Netflix in 2016. The film tells the stories of two high school girls in different parts of the country whose kinship is the ...

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Watch a Preview of Dave Navarro’s Documentary “Mourning Son”

Dave Navarro’s mother, Connie, was murdered by a violent ex-boyfriend when Dave was 15 years old. Now, the Jane’s Addiction rocker and his friend, Todd Newman, have produced a documentary, “Mourning Son,” which chronicles Dave’s mother’s tragic and brutal death and the horrific realities of domestic violence. On Dr. Phil, Dave talks about making the documentary and the message he hopes it sends.

Watch the trailer for “Mourning Son” ...

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Threats of Revenge Porn – A New Way to Silence Survivors of Domestic Violence

By: Adam Dodge, Laura’s House Legal Director

When Alice first came to see me, she was terrified. She was trapped in a physically abusive relationship and needed help. Her boyfriend had threatened to send naked photos of her to all of her friends, family, and co-workers if she ever left him or told anyone. That threat perpetuated a cycle of abuse, which she endured for months before gathering the courage ...

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When Georgia Smiled Guest Contributor: Beverly Gooden

Beverly Gooden is a domestic violence survivor, social activist, and creator of #WhyIStayed. Visit her website at and connect with her on Twitter (@bevtgooden).

“We know our incident led to very important discussions to hashtags of ‘why I stayed’ and ‘why I left.’ If it took our situation becoming headline news to show domestic violence is happening in this country, that’s a positive.” – Janay Rice, ESPN ...

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WGS EXCLUSIVE: Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Communities – A Call to Get Involved

Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Communities – A Call to Get Involved

Chai Jindasurat


Intimate partner violence is a pervasive and deadly issue that also affects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The complexities, challenges, barriers, and unique experiences of LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence are so vast that we will only be able to scratch the surface in this post.

21 LGBTQ people were ...

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WGS EXCLUSIVE: The Truth About Domestic Violence Shelters

The Truth About Domestic Violence Shelters

Margaret Bayston 

As executive director of Laura’s House, I can say that one of our greatest challenges is overcoming the public misconception that domestic violence shelters are synonymous with the “homeless shelters” portrayed in the media. The image of cots lined up in a dirty gymnasium floor is often what comes to mind when clients and members of the ...

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