The Brave Heart Mission Statement
To encourage all those (men & women) who have been abused (all abuse) to share their hope with others so that they will no longer be a victim but a survivor that knows they are loved.
A Victims Journal nominated me for the Brave Heart Award. There are not enough words to express how helpful, positive and inspiring she is to me. I admire her raw and honest post. The feedback she gives is no less raw. Her sixth sense of knowing when you need a boost or a little prodding helps keep me on track. I feel like she reads all of my post and always has a hug and positive affirmation.
Rules of Acceptance:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Answer 12 questions put before you.
Nominate/award 12 bloggers.
Notify nominees/awardees with a link to their blogs on yours.
12 Questions Asked
1.Tell us a bit about your blog. Who designed it
The blog is an avenue to tell my story of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I believe it also serves as a resource for men & women alike. I used a Word Press template and designed myself.
2. What is the title and description of your blog?
Looking for the Light is my blog which focuses on my story of abuse and Mental Illness.
3. Who is your intended audience?
Anyone who has suffered trauma. I believe we can all help each other.
4. How did you come up with the title of your blog?
I’m Bipolar and in my worst times it gets very dark. It sounded positive and I thought others could relate.
5. Give us an interesting fun fact about your blog.
One of the greatest rewards of blogging is meeting people from around the world.
6. What other blogs do you own and what makes them alike?
I have two inactive blogs. Life Full of Memories and Defining Memories. The blogs include photography and the challenges of being a caregiver to my grandparents. When I decided to blog about abuse and Mental Illness I wanted a fresh start.
7. Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I’m very curious. You will find books on totally unrelated topics in my bookcase.
8. How can we contact you or find out more about your blog?
9. What can we expect from you in the future?
More honest, no holding back post and offering a hand when possible.
10. What can readers who enjoy your blog do to help make your blog more successful?
Ask questions, leave good relies and keep coming back. ReBlog post that can help their followers.
11. Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers/bloggers?
Be honest and keep writing what you care about.
12. Before you go, could you share a snippet from your blog?
9 Year Old Living in Hell
My brother and I called our stepfather a Nazi because he was mostly German and he would beat our mother unmercifully daily. Her crimes as we knew them were not having dinner ready or not warm enough. The kids were to loud, noise was not allowed in the house, he was an alcoholic with major control issues. I was 9 years old, my brother six & half years old and our two-step brothers where much younger.
Here are my nominees/awardees:
Please check out each our nominees blog, I’m sure you will learn, laugh or cry.
http:/dietrying999.wordpress.com Blog: Unspoken Truth
http://davidkanigan.com Blog: Live & Learn
http://hopeinhealingblog.wordpress.com Blog: More than Skin Deep
http://rosierdoyle.wordpress.com Blog:From Behind Closed Doors
http://dwhinson56.wordpress.com Blog: Willy Nilly To and Fro