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  • 01:00


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    Unbelievable turn of circumstances is a great way to describe Laurie who will be talking to us today. I have been enjoying getting to know Laurie and learning more about what she is doing today with her role at Private Quarters (an organization supporting domestic violence survivors) and part of a documentary in progress called BY A THREAD, as well as her personal experiences involved in domestic violence and why she has been so adamant to advocate for change. She states that she is on a mission to share her story as how she became safe in her own skin, as well as just her story of domestic violence on a whole. There is a certainly level of abuse and violence that women hear about on the news, in the obituaries, the obvious and repeated, daily and nightly abuse; however, there is another level of abuse that is hidden, forgotten about and not on the radar because it may not be thought of as "that bad". At what point does it have to be "bad" to do something about it, after all? What about those less than obvious signs that lead you down a path of abuse and violence that young and mature women don't understand and don't know to look for? Those are the masses we need to reach and educate, speak to and empower! Please join us on May 8th, 2010, at 2pm CST to hear what Laurie has to say to empower all our listeners to changes in our lives.

  • 01:00


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    Danielle Joy Linhart writes the FROM DEEP WITHIN - BLIND AND BRUISED book straight from her heart, which makes it very straight to the point; however, she has written in a format that is an easy read, and one that can certainly ressonate with any teen going through any degree of teen dating abuse. Please join me as Danielle shares her story on our show and tells more about her book, of which a portion of the proceeds are going to help the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (http://loveisrespect.org)! The last paragraph on her backcover of the book states, "As a survivor, I want to help those being harmed or whos might be harmed, and to educate those who can help prevent a violent relationship. This book has been a path to self-discovery, to close the chapter on that part of my life. I feel as though I have re-lived the abuse all over again. At times, I had to stop writing, but I am glad I continued because there is a chance I will help someone in need." How true! It is hard to write a book about something that was so painful in your life; it is wonderful that Danielle has managed to get past that to share her story. I can't wait to share this guest with you. Chat room will be open for discussion too. :)

  • 01:00


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    For a change of pace, we're changing the format during this show as an experimentation. Come to our chatroom during this time and feel free to ask questions that you might want answered regarding domestic violence issues.

  • 01:01

    Repeat Show - Denise Wolford, survivor & activist

    in Family

    On April 3, 2010, I did a show introducing Denise Wolford, based in the Greater Dallas area that is a survivor and activist.  Her program is ALL WOMEN MARCH FOR HOPE.  

    Original show - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory/2010/04/03/beyond-words-live--meet-denise-wolford

    BEYOND WORDS LIVE! is designed as a platform for survivors to tell their own story in their own words.  Please join us for further discussions on these matters at http://facebook.com/DomesticViolenceVoices, http://facebook.com/KrastinSocialJustice, or http://beyondwordslifecoach.blogspot.com/.  


  • 01:00


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    This author wrote the book SILENT SEDUCTION SELF-TALK: CONFORMING DEADLY THOUGHT PATTERNS TO THE WORD OF GOD. Whether or not that you actually believe in God (maybe you just believe in a higher power of some sort), techniques that Shelly Beach puts into play in her book should indeed ressonate with you, or someone you know. It is easy enough to fall victim to the self-talk that we do to ourselves, which leads oftentimes to low self-esteem and gives an abusive personality power and control edge over our lives. We need to empower ourselves to become stronger so that no one takes control of ourselves and allow us to lead the lives that we so richly deserve. Please join me in welcoming Shelly Beach to our show today and feel free to join in the chat during the show.

  • 01:00


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    A team of advocates will be hitting the streets of Washington DC the last weekend of May 2010. This show is reserved for members/representatives from that team to join us and share with us updates of what they did on their trip to Washington DC to actively solicit support from legislators on the Capitol Hill in hopes to propel this HR4662 to pass this year.

    It is important that we get this bill passed to help curtail the outofpocket expenses of lymphedema patients to ensure their abilities to properly maintain and manage their own lymphedema care so that they don't end up having increased healthcare needs, such as treatment of open pressure wounds from lymphedema being inadequately treated or having a lack of ability to properly treat this condition/disease. Be sure to tune in on Saturday, June 5th, at 9a CST for the latest and greatest on this advocacy movement.

  • 00:13

    Survivor Voice: Survivor2013 #Project1000000Voices Journey Beyond the Ravine

    in Women

    Her Story:

    "I started dating a guy in Dec 2012. He told me how his mother past away and his father was a drunk. How his ex was mean to him and everybody gave up on him. Me being a mother felt the need to protect him and show him I was always going to be there. We had a wedding ceremony on 5-4-13 and the abuse physical and mentally started. 5 weeks after that he got really drunk and became angry and extremely violent. On that night as I was trying to calm him down while driving down the road with my 8 year old son in the back seat he had a fit of rage and began to beat the windshield with his fist, then he reached across me and snatched the steering wheel out of my hand and down a 50 ft reven we went. I was cut out by jaws of life and airlifted to the nearest tram a hospital in alabama. When I got there... My advice is, I know your scared and I know what you have been threaten with but if you stand up for yourself in the right way and set your mind to it all things are possible. Call, report, don't hide it, tell everyone you know, get away, you can make it without them!"

    For more voices and ways to share your voice, also go to http://facebook.com/DomesticViolenceVoices.  If you are interested in also sharing your story on my radio show, please submit your request to http://goo.gl/forms/rqo8jg28j1.

    You may also contact Cari at http://thejourneytochange.com or http://facebook.com/thejrny2chge.


  • 00:46

    Women Empowerment Activist: Denise Wolford

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     Denise Wolford was born in Abilene TX, her family moved to Dallas in 1969, she is the sixth child of seven, and she has always wanted to be a part of the music business, little did she know that God would call her into the ministry full time preaching the gospel through the world.  She's a singer, writer, producer, promoter and put together music videos and jingles. Denise is the outgoing one she is no stranger to anyone.  Her mission is to introduce the lost to Christ.  God has given her an assignment and it must be completed.  Her love for people is what makes the journey easier to run.  She has served in the communities for over 30 years and stress that  God is the head of her  life and she is enjoying what he is doing right now.  She thanks him in advance and never want to become where she cannot talk to him, no matter how high he takes her, she will remain humble at all times.  Denise has Wolf-Rod Entertainment & All Women Marching for Hope "against domestic violence" and was recently nominated for the Outstanding Women of Today Award on October 30, 2009......Denise and others has march in cities from state bringing about a change to save lives in many ways..If you ask her why she do this she would say; I must be about my father's business and she's just a servant for the Kingdom..... After preaching and teaching in Uganda May 16-24, 2013 she has become partners with Divine Love Church in Uganda.  You can now call her a National & International Pastor. 

  • 00:58

    Survivor Voice: Carolyn Thomas

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    Carolyn's miraculous, powerful, and inspirational story has touched so many that various media outlets have been attracted to her and continues to be attracted to her story. Carolyn has change so many lives and provided hope to thousands-not just victims/survivors of domestic violence, which she is not even aware of.

    People all over the United States, Europe, and the West Indies have been impacted by her story and choice to share the intimate details of her life with strangers.For example the Insider. shared 1,500 emails with her.The Insider reported that no one on the show has ever received so many emails until Carolyn's story aired.

    To learn more about the activism, women's empowerment and women's rights issues:




    and remember to keep #SharingYourVoice

  • 01:57

    Meet Kathy: Childhood Secrets Need to Be Told

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    Kathy is a childhood friend of mine.  We all lived a "camelot" type of life; often unaware what was going on in the homes behind closed doors.  It was an era that no much was talked about that was personal nature.  Decades later stories are being told.

    Her story involves being sexually assaulted by an older boy in the neighborhood when she was a small child, who later committed suicide when he was a grown man.  It wasn't until much later in life that her father affirmed what had happened wasn't right, and he had tried to contact the father of the boy at the time with no avail.  

    Join us as we talk about Kathy's story and the time to tell as we begin a series of shows in April focused to increase sexual assault awareness, among other stories of survival.

    BEYOND WORDS LIVE is a platform for survivors to tell their stories in their own words.  See also http://beyondwordslifecoach.blogspot.com/ for more about the healing processes.  

  • 01:40

    Memoirs of Mary - Sharing Her Voice Today

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    Mary is a good friend of mine who has her own story to tell, affected by both domestic violence and sexual assault in her lifetime.  As with many advocates, we are forever impacted by what has happened in the past, no matter how much we let go -- especially, considering the emotional impact.  She will share with her story, her journey, and some goals that she has set for herself moving forward.


    BEYOND WORDS LIVE is designed as a platform for survivors to tell their own stories in their own words.  For further discussion on these matters see Domestic Violence Voices http://facebook.com/domesticviolencevoices or my Social Justice page http://facebook.com/KrastinSocialJustice.  If you are a survivor too and would like to share your story contact me on either of those pages, or http://facebook.com/BeyondWordsLive.