DG: Annette, as an advocate and a change agent working in the profession of assisting women who are transitioning from a life of abuse to a life of completeness and total control of their situation, I felt the need to show others how affective your input has been. Help me and others who are reading this article for the first time, to understand the importance of what you do for our community. What has motivated you to become an advocate?
AJ: My motivation to become an advocate began when I was just a teenager, as I witnessed various social ills, such as an unjust criminal justice system, institutional racism, and violence, both domestic and abroad. I was a witness to these social ills all throughout my environment, including my own home. Being a witness to various social ills throughout my life has had a profound impact on how I choose to live my life to combat these ills.
- RT @EverydayHealth: Having a glass of wine every night might not be so healthy trib.al/2bxcoe3 https://t.co/OchK2Kyapv 1 week ago
- Partnering with Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts of heARTspace in offering a preview of “Self-Care for the Helping Pr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 week ago
- I keep being told that I need to “slow down”. Which can be hard to do as a professional (and in our personal lives… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 weeks ago
- RT @AMarch4OurLives: “All we are asking is to be safe. We don’t want any more guns in our schools. We want to live, learn and prosper — not… 2 weeks ago
- RT @habitsguy: “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”– William Ellery Channing… 3 weeks ago