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Time to cross my fingers and hit publish. Thank you all for the support you've already shown this cause. I will post the first survivor story tomorrow, and end the contest one week from today on Monday, February 23.
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Thank you for visiting Violence UnSilenced, a speak-out platform for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and sexual abuse. If you are a survivor and it is safe to do so, we encourage you to share your story here. If you are not a survivor but you want to support those who are, please click around this site and find out more about what you can do.
There is a song by Australian songwriter Paul Kelly,. called From little things big things grow..
I will take the pledge..
I've just found you through the badge on another blog. Words cannot express my feelings at this moment. I have added the badge to my blog and this site to my blogroll. Please check for my email as well.
I'm so sorry I missed the launch, I was on vacation, but I've added you to my blogroll, I've twittered it, and I'm going to link to my guest post when it goes up. Here's my blogroll page
Mojo told me about this site… and I must admit I put off visiting for a while.
Because I was scared. Because there are things I don’t want to remember or relive. Because sometimes I am four again.
But Maggie, this site is important, thank you for having it. I took the pledge.
This project is incredibly important.
I grabbed the badge and put it on my blog and I will be posting about this site soon.
Thank you for doing this.
RT @Magnetoboldtoo: My girl Maggie is doing something amazing & wonderful http://tinyurl.com/a9uf66 plz visit & retweet. V important work.
This, you... fabulous. I put you in my sidebar (having a bit of trouble with the button, though...only one would paste in, and even so it's not showing up) and I'm posting tomorrow. I'll be sending in my story.
I love this! Violence Unsilenced http://tinyurl.com/a9uf66
Thank you (and the designer, too) for engineering such an important, groundbrekaing project. I work with survivors of domestic violence -- women and children -- and I cannot underscore heavily enough the freedom found in unsilencing violence. Words heal. Listeners heal. This endeavor -- will heal.
I've already added a badge and will promote more widely (within my limited technological means) soon. This is awesome.
You will never know how overjoyed I am to see your site to help others in this hell on earth situation. May these stories bring each of these courage to get out of these situations before it may be too late for them.
I also created a graphic with your site name on my post. I think I will offer it as well as a badge for others to put in their sidebars. This was a great idea of Mojo's. He is so amazing with his kind heart and wonderful photography as well.
RT @redneckmommy I was a victim. My son was a victim. We all know someone touched by this. Go see: http://bit.ly/AxYbh
If I can help spread the word to even one more person, I'll be happy to do it. Please go here: http://tinyurl.com/a9uf66
You have my story. Even without that incentive I would of posted the link on my blog for this one. For far too many years, silence has haunted so many women afraid to tell their story. It's a small world after all, I was given the link to your blog from another friend Mariah from Manic Mariah. From there it just roller coasted to it's eventual conclusion. This is a beautiful thing dear friend, you've given a voice to so many more than you can imagine. (Hugs)Indigo
Tweeted it, shared it in Google, and Took The Pledge/added the button to my sidebar.
And absolutely more than happy to do it all.
You are making a difference. And allowing us to help.
I don't want to enter the contest, I just want to thank you for doing this. That necklace is and should be yours, for all you are doing and for all you've been through. I am a victim too, and more importantly, a survivor. I just heard about your site from Mojo and I plan to grab your badge (when I figure out how!) and also to post about your site on my own blog. I will tweet about it too as soon as I get back on Twitter!! I wish you all the luck in the world with your site and your mission.
God bless you!
You are doing a fabulous thing here. I have subscribed and gotten a badge up on both my blogs and one of my sites. No more hiding in the shadows.
What a wonderful thing this site is, and will be. I have subscribed, taken the pledge and added the badge to my site, and you are also in my blogroll. I wish you much success and I know that this site will help many people.
2 of my girlfriends (that I am aware of) have suffered violent psychological and physical abuse by a spouse. I was unaware of their situations until after the fact, and I swore I would be more alert to the signs in the future. Strong women like you and those who share on your site allow women like me to have the courage to step up when we see something is wrong. My eyes are on another friend of mine now, and I've opened my ears, arms, heart and home to her if she decides she should need it. I hope she doesn't.
Thank you for reminding me to be a proper human being and take care of those I love.
Thank you for doing this. I know there are so many people looking for a safe haven to tell their stories and possibly get help. What you are doing is so important.
I took the badge idea in a little different direction. I've got one on my sidebar for sure. But I also created one that fits neatly as a "footer" on individual posts and I've added the code for it to every post currently scheduled for the rest of the month. That should get it in front of most of my regulars at some point because most of my regulars are players in one photo meme or another. And any new posts that aren't scheduled, I'll just add it as I write them (new ones are usually born from old ones anyway, so it'll already be there).
I did a similar blitz for BlogBlast For Peace last fall and it seemed to work relatively well.
If anybody else wants to use it, I'll be happy to share the code and the image. And if the image doesn't work with your column width or color scheme, it's not like it takes that long to put one together that will work. So if anybody wants custom, I can provide ;)
Guess I should go investigate this pledge thing , huh?
What a great way to harness the power of social networking for a great cause.
I've tweeted, facebooked, del.ici.ous-ed blogrolled and added a badge.
It's been a secret for too long.
Congrats on this wonderful new baby you have made - I think you will have many of us volunteering to help out as needed - I know I can offer up some stories of my own.
What a brave thing you are doing and you are reaching out to us all asking us to be brave as well - and i think i am ready now.
You know how yu get goose bumps when something really important is about to happen, or when truth is about to make an appearance in your life? I feel it right here, right now.
This is so great, Maggie.
What an amazing idea... such a powerful site. I'll be linking to you today.
God bless & best wishes in your venture!
RT @Magnetoboldtoo: My girl Maggie is doing something amazing & wonderful http://tinyurl.com/a9uf66 plz visit & retweet. V important work.
My girl Maggie is doing something amazing & wonderful http://tinyurl.com/a9uf66 plz visit & retweet. V important work.
Hi, I this is an amazing idea. Thank you for putting it together, I have put a badge on my blog and subscribed.
I'm linking. Do you have Entrecard? It can bring you lots of traffic quite quickly.
Also, do you have a badge I could put up on my site?
done. done. and done.
a victim of domestic violence and rape, i stayed quiet for too long.
rock on, ladies, rock on.
What a wonderful project. I've just come across you and have subscribed and taken the pledge. Please don't enter me in your contest though; I'd feel a little creepy getting prizes for just listening/reading.
Thank you for doing this. When I was in medical practice, I cared for far too many women who suffered needlessly because they were afraid to speak out (or they thought the cost of speaking out too great)--women from all walks of life, with all levels of education and from all socioeconomic strata. There are many reasons why they stay, and not enough of us behind them to give them reasons to leave.
I'm working on a novel that I hope, besides being a great read, will bring awareness to this problem and open our eyes to the fact that there but for the grace of God go each and every one of us, and we must solve the problem together.
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So very awesome. We will be the change. Voices will be heard. No longer silenced. Thanks for starting this, Maggie. May not have been your childhood dream... but you heard the call... and answered.
Now, let us all be just as willing and brave.
Am present, am listening. Subscribed and badge added to my site.
Congratulations, I know this has been a labor of love.