All posts tagged: Oprah Winfrey

Gaetane’s Audition: Empowering Parents…Helping Kids -OPRAH’S “YOUR OWN TV”

Gaetane Borders, President of Peas In Their Pods and author of the blog, Parenting Pundits, is auditioning for Oprah Winfrey’s “Your Own Show.” Gaetane, known in some circles as “G,” is the perfect candidate for a show surrounding the issues of children.  She is a school psychologist and has daily contact with the issues surrounding today’s children, as well as being “Mom” to her own two little darlings! Gaetane is also a contributor to the victim’s rights site, “Time’s Up!” Network. Take a minute, go to the link,(CLICK HERE) and give a vote for Gaetane!

Lavinia Masters and Lisa Michels Take On Ben Roethlisberger

The case of Ben Roethlisberger, and his alleged sexual assault escapades, was the topic of discussion on the Lavinia Masters BlogTalk Radio show this past Sunday, May 2.  If you didn’t have the opportunity to listen live you can listen to the archive HERE. What side of the fence do you sit on regarding Ben and his alleged sexual assaults?  Although there are no criminal charges filed by the latest victim, do you feel Ben is getting away with it?  Is the NFL giving enough training and awareness for their players? And what about the victim?  How do you think she is dealing with this incident? Lavinia and Lisa are both surviving victims of sexual assault.  They both have come away from their respective assaults scarred, but just as scar tissue is made stronger, these ladies have worked through and come out the other side with power and a passion to educate, bring awareness to, and prevent others from experiencing the devastation of sexual assault. Both Lavinia and Lisa are members of the RAINN Speakers …

Lisa Michels Participates in RAINN Speaker’s Bureau

Lisa Michels Participates in RAINN Speaker’s Bureau Virginia Beach, Va., April, 2010 ….“1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime.” In order to being awareness and take action against sexual assault, Lisa Michels, a local Virginia Beach entrepreneur and business owner, has recently been accepted as an expert speaker for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).  They are the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at, and publicizes the hotline’s free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. In 2001 Lisa was a participant on the Oprah show in a weeklong program with Dr. Phil called the “Get Real Challenge.” This life changing event for Lisa has helped her personally deal with and overcome her personal tragedies and has given her the strength, ability and …