Hall of Fame

 

The need to please robs us of our power.
– Eve Ensler

Alice Miller

Alice Miller, psychologist/writer (The Drama of the Gifted Child, Breaking Down the Wall of Silence, The Body Never Lies, The Truth Will Set You Free, etc.):  child abuse

 

 

Eve Ensler, activist, writer ((The Vagina Monologues, Necessary Targets, The Good Body, Insecure at Last, I Am an Emotional Creature) and activist (V-Day):  child abuse and incest

 

 

Tyler Perry, comedy/writer (Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings), producer (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Precious/PUSH, Madea’s Family Reunion, I Can Do Bad All By Myself):  child abuse

 

Gloria Steinem, feminist/writer/Ms. Magazine (Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions):  child abuse

 

Tina Turner, singer/actress (I, Tina):  child abuse and neglect; domestic violence (Ike Turner)

 

Jenny Sullivan Sanford, former First Lady of South Carolina/heiress/investment banker/author of Staying True:  emotional abuse

 

CoachBoys 

Joe Torre, major league baseball player and coach (Chasing the Dream, Joe Torre’s Ground Rules for Winners):  Safe at Home Foundation, Coach Boys into Men campaign, Founding Fathers:  child abuse (his father was a NYC police officer)

 

Marie C. Wilson: The White House Project & She Source

 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott

Seneca Falls:  Have We Come a Long Way, Baby?

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was passionate about equality.  She refused to utter the word “obey” in her marriage vows.  She edited the Declaration of Independence to read:  “All men and women are created equal. . .”  Her first sentiment addressed domestic violence.

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One response to “Hall of Fame

  1. I have been a vicitm of an abusive ex, who severly abused my children, and myself. My kids are permanently, phisically and emotionally damaged for life. I will never be the same. I am forever hurt. I want to expose my story, but not sure how to do it. Please email me and let me know if you have suggestions. Thank you, Kelly, Shelby, Mallory, Brett and Ty.

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