A secret so painful forced one woman to write a book and reveal a secret to her children that she had kept from them for so long. Elin was just 17 when she fell in love with an abusive man, a man who “whittled her down –with words, hands, and weapons –from a confident teen to the shadow of a woman.”
In this week’s broadcast of Lyn Twyman’s Courage Empowerment Forum, first time author Elin Stebbins Waldal will share with us the inspiration behind her newly released work Tornado Warning. Tornado Warning is Elin’s memoir of teen dating violence and the effects it had on her life. We’ll look at what made Elin reveal this secret and why she continues to spread the message of confidence to other young girls through her organization Girls kNOw More.
We’ll also be featuring the music of The Girls Against Abuse, the vision of Music Producer Jason Brawner who spent several years working with artists from the hit show, American Idol.
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About broadcast guest Elin Stebbins Waldal
Elin Stebbins Waldal is a writer, a speaker, and the founder of Girls kNOw More, an organization whose mission is to help build confidence in middle-school-age girls.
Elin is the Love Is Not Abuse Coalition State Action Leader for California, which advocates for legislation that will require teen dating abuse curriculum in all middle schools, high schools and colleges. She is also a regular presenter for Laura’s House, an Orange County resource for victims of domestic violence. She was recognized with an Honorable Mention Award in the World of Difference Category by The San Diego County Office of Education for speaking and educating high school students. Additionally, she is a California state certified domestic violence advocate.
Elin lives in Southern California with her husband, three children, and their family dog.
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The Girls Against Abuse
- 1 in 5 high school girls report experiencing teen dating violence.
- Domestic violence kills and injures more girls/women than car accidents and cancer combined.
- There were 10,088 Domestic violence crimes in Los Angeles County with 8,352 of those crimes involving a weapon in 2009, based on L.A. County Sheriff’s statistics.