Listen Live Sunday, October 16 at 8pm ET on Crime Wire Radio
In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Susan Murphy Milano welcomes two well known authors who have published their stories of survival. Stories of the realities suffered by victims of violence are written for several reasons, to assist those victims in their healing process, and to reach other victims who may be caught in similar situations.
There will also be discussion surrounding TIME’S UP: A GUIDE ON HOW TO LEAVE AN ABUSIVE AND STALKING RELATIONSHIP by Susan Murphy Milano and what tools are now available for victims of abuse to safely leave their violent relationship.
Tricia McKnight and Lynn C. Tolson have gone through the pits of victim hood and reached the other side as survivors. Each of them have written their individual memoirs, sharing similar realities.
Tricia McKnight is the author of MY JUSTICE, the story of her childhood destroyed by sexual abuse by her stepfather and severe neglect by her mother.
The behaviors learned and accepted as a child led McKnight to make bad choices in adulthood and the violence against her continued for many more years within her marriage.
Perpetuating the violence in her own home forced her to see what her own children were witnessing. It’s McKnight’s hope that others will come forward, without shame and embarrassment, to unite in a way that only survivors can.
Lynn C. Tolson, author of BEYOND THE TEARS: A TRUE SURVIVOR’S STORY, begins with her suicide attempt. In the aftermath, she commits to counseling. The reader accompanies the author through therapy sessions, where she reveals dysfunctional family relationships, including incest, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Her story illustrates physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. In sharing her inspirational journey, she provides readers with a message of hope.
“Children typically take on the blame for what is broken, for what they cannot fix. It takes forever and a day to undo the damage done to a child who witnesses the violence of parents who verbally, physically, mentally, and emotionally abuse each other. Be careful of what you allow children to witness, because all the time in the world does not heal all wounds.”
Books by both authors can be found at Amazon.com, and on online and local bookstores.
If you would like to join in the discussion, have questions or comments, Susan Murphy Milano will be taking calls during this show. The call in number is: (646) 478-0982