The Stork Mis-Delivered – Twice – Abuse Survivor

Stork

 

Mistie Jolin dreams of a future like the ones she has read about in books. Her past won’t get her there. Only escape will.
College goes downhill when she realizes health care isn’t available to students with real medical needs.
The army is her last hope. Once there, she is pulled back into a past better buried, to uncover secrets she never dreamed existed.
Secrets that will haunt her, and hundreds more till they die. Mistie must face her fears, the past, and those she has come to trust. Her hope is that they will allow her to recover, and become a real person, rather than the shadow that creeps on the wall and follows her every move.

The Stork Mis-Delivered – Twice is a tale that could have happened. Many aspects have happened to many young girls, women, and even men. This is a violent tale. One that looks at the generational damage caused by abuse, neglect, and pain. There is no easy answer as to why survivors do not escape. Most have been conditioned since childhood to believe the abuse is normal. Or, they hope by bearing the abuse themselves, it prevents others from being abused. Often, survivors have nowhere safe to go. Or financial resources to reach a safe place. Laws bind children to their abuser. If they do escape, abusers follow, and bring them back into the endless cycle.
While any of these events could have occurred, this tale is not based on any real life, or combination of lives.

Rating: R.
Profanity: Obvious, unprinted.
Romance: None.
Sex: Off the page. Acknowledged. Violent acts acknowledged as well.
Violence: Alluded to. Court case that covers child sex abuse victims.
Originally written: 2010.

POV Characters: Mistie Jolin
Length: 80,000 words

Amazon (ASIN: B06WVBZVQB) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVBZVQB

Amazon Print: https://www.amazon.com/Stork-Mis-Delivered-Twice-April-Brown/dp/1974309622 and https://www.amazon.com/Stork-Mis-Delivered-Twice-April-Brown/dp/1974309614/

Apple I books (1270998922) http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1270998922

Barnes Noble Nook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-stork-mis-delivered-twice-april-d-brown/1125887511

Bookshare https://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/1489630

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34305975-the-stork-mis-delivered—twice

Kobo (1230001546507 ) https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-stork-mis-delivered-twice

Smashwords (co-publishes at): (9781370698851) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/704039

Soon to be available on Google Play!

#Abusesurvival, #dysfunctionalfamilies, #religiousabuse, #abusesurvivorlaw, #abusesurvivorrecovery, #co-dependency, #self-esteem, #BodyLanguage&NonverbalCommunication, #PTSD, #crime, #legalsystem, #domesticviolence

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Bending the Bars – Abuse Survival

Bending the Bars

 

Book Title: Bending the Bars
Genre: Abuse Survival
Age: Adult

Anne’s story need never be documented.
If existing law had protected Anne, and Ruby’s children, Ruby’s Law would never have been written.
Jo and Lennie begin a 20 year trek to find and rescue Anne from her abusive husband.
They rescue hundreds of other women, children, and the occasional man.
Often, the survivors have known no other life.
They have been conditioned to believe abuse is normal.
The search for Anne continues. Their hope begins to fade.
Bodies burn out.
More stations open.
More people try to escape. Stuck in the legal limbo land, where they are safe from abusers, while surrounded by other survivors, with little hope of full recovery. Few make it out to live beyond the bars that Ruby’s Law has given to protect them. It simply isn’t safe. Abusers wait out there. Often barely beyond the fence.
Can the New Underground Railroad Project stay on track to train abuse survivors to live abuse-free on their own?
Or will they remain behind the legal bars that protect them from their abusers?

Other notes:

Bending the Bars is a journey though recognition of abusers, and survivors in the United States. It recognizes how the laws protect the abusers at the expense of the abused. It also conveys reasons why so many stay when they are abused. They often feel there is no escape. Often, there isn’t. If they have children, they have to leave without them, potentially condemning their children to worse than if they stay. Legally. It shouldn’t be that way. Ruby’s Law is a weak start to grant safety to survivors, and a place to bend the bars of abuse, without breaking the survivors.

Author’s Note:
Book Title: Bending the Bars
Genre: Abuse Survival
Age: Adult
Rating: PG 16
Profanity: None
Romance: In passing.
Sex: Mentioned.
Violence: Some. Car chases, shootings, survivors of abuse

POV Characters: Jo Forester, Lennie Darendale
Length: 80,000 words

Apple I books http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1270997398

Barnes Noble Nook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bending-the-bars-april-d-brown/1125892483

Bookshare https://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/1489631

Kobo (1230001546293 ) https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bending-the-bars-1

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34304993-bending-the-bars

Soon to be on Google Play!

#Abusesurvival, #dysfunctionalfamilies, #religiousabuse, #abusesurvivorlaw, #abusesurvivorrecovery, #co-dependency, #self-esteem, #BodyLanguage&NonverbalCommunication, #PTSD, #crime, #legalsystem, #domesticviolence

Human Rights – Right to Community

This list of human rights is the one that should be simplest.  Those rights you want for yourself, you should also want for your neighbor.  However, these seem to be the most contentious.  People want these rights for themselves, and yet they want to dictate to others what they can, or cannot do.  While you may be able to request that a person not do (or say) certain things within your home, or business, it hurts everyone to do so.  There may be certain reasons, such as PTSD, that may okay caution in some rare cases.

Freedom to:
Own property
Religion
Express thoughts and ideas
Privacy of home and correspondence
Economic security
A job, a fair wage, and a trade union
Travel
Marriage and Family (including adoption)
Education
Create Intellectual Property
Community Responsibility

Every person should have the freedom to own property.  For some reason, our society counts success as owning objects.  When  whole segments of the population are not allowed to own anything, they will never be viewed as successful, which leads to a magnitude of problems.

Religion.  A contentious subject.  As it should be.  It is private and personal, and should remain that way.  No one needs to know, unless they live in your home.  Or, their religious choices hurt or kill others.  Then, those people fall back into the legal human rights category.

All humans, regardless of age, gender, or background should be able to express their thoughts and ideas in mediums they choose, as long as they do not hurt others.  These thoughts and ideas do have consequences.

All humans should have the right to privacy, both in the home, and in public.  Their health, and other records should never be available to the public.  Very rare instances should any of these documents be made available to doctors, police departments, and employers.

Although, it could benefit deafblind individuals for police to know there are deafblind individuals in the community.  They sometimes need specialized to training to realize that a deafblind person may not hear them, or recognize that a police office is there.  Some deafblind individuals have died in recent years due to being shot by police who were unaware that a person walking with a cane was not a threat, and had no way of knowing they were there and yelling at them.

All humans should have the right to live with, and financially support the people they choose to.  Whether as a spouse, or a friend.  This support should be extended to include insurance (until national payer exists) housing, ad hospital visitation.

All people should have the right to adopt a child if they are deemed a fit parent.  Some parents may work outside the home, while others, who remain at home, can care for the children who need a full time parent.

All humans should have a right to fair and safe employment.  This includes fair wages, equal wages -regardless of gender, age, or ability.  In this case, ability applies to accommodating visual, hearing, and physical disabilities, not the ability to do the job.

All humans should have the right to have vacation.  Time to read, rest, and be around family.  Working every waking moment for 30 or 40 years simply leads to disability, and a wasted life.

All humans should have access to health.  Both healthcare, and real health opportunities.  Healthcare is vital to well being.  Without time off, and short enough work days, people cannot eat or exercise properly to maintain their health.

All people should have a right to an education.  Education stretches the mind and keeps the person busy and happy.  It helps people relate, understand, and empathize with others, regardless of their situation.

An often forgotten component of human rights is the concept of community responsibility.  If a community normalizes abusers, they should not be surprised at the results – damaged community members who cannot fill the roles society expects them to.  If you see someone abusing another, it’s important to stand up for them.  It is the only way abuse will stop.  These survivors need to know they have community support.  Even if that support is simply agreement, and preventing of victimization.

The list goes on and on.  Basically, if you feel you have a certain right, then so does the person next to you.

#Humanrights #womensrights #health #safety #life

Secrets will haunt Mistie, and hundreds of others till death. #PTSD #abusesurvivor The Stork Mis-Delivered – Twice https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVBZVQB

Survivors feel there is no escape. Often, there isn’t. Legally. It shouldn’t be that way. #codependency #BendingtheBars https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VVNW5XR

Women’s History Month – Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 – 1955) was born a decade after the Civil War ended.  Her parents, and many of her siblings had been slaves.  This didn’t stop her from obtaining an education.
She learned everything she could.  At the time, like many young women, she balanced art, music, and dance, with the available book learning of the time.  This led to a life as an activist for women’s rights, and equality regardless of gender or ethnicity. Her political aspirations allowed her the opportunity to advise early American presidents.
Although she was not able to become a missionary to Africa, she did become a missionary to millions of young women in the US. She became a teacher at various colleges.  In 1904, she began her own school aimed at educating the grandchildren of former slave children.  The school had a long name, “The Daytona Literary and Industrial School for Training Negro Girls,” and no budget.  In fact, they gathered items around the town, and recycled them into desks, writing utensils, and anything else they needed.
The students, almost all female, worked hard to learn from the few books available.  They sold baked goods to fund their teachers and necessary school supplies. Eventually, the school was too large to exist on bake sales.  She searched for more funding grants.  One, Proctor and Gamble became a major contributor.
In addition to teaching, she was also a writer and founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1932. At the time that she created it, she hoped to help more in her community become professionals in any field they chose.  They hoped to achieve their goals toward peace, through peace, and political action, for those whom it suited to be able to do so.

Works Cited: All Accessed on 02/23/17

http://www.notablebiographies.com/Be-Br/Bethune-Mary-Mcleod.html

https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/mary-mcleod-bethune/

Women’s History Month – Hannah Adams

Hannah Adams (1755-1831) was the first recognized female United States historians.  Mostly ignored by the males of her time, and largely forgotten by history itself.
Like many women, she began life with many  multiple chronic illnesses.  As she recovered from them, she studied and learned all that she could.  She also learned from the boarders in her family home, and later used her knowledge to tutor the males in the village in foreign languages such as Latin and Greek.
Due to her childhood studies, she wrote a complex book comparing and contrasting the religious denominations that existed at the time.  Her reviews of religions would be valued as a snapshot of each religion at the time of its writing. In later years, these snapshots would prove more valuable, as recognition of theology changes were apparent.
Her writings were written about the same time as a male writer who wrote a similar treaty.  They began a feud, as she felt both works could not exist at the time without competing for readers.  At that time, this would have been more true, as books were printed, and expensive.
Hannah Adams is often reported to be the first American author, and female author, to make a living for a number of years from her writing.
Her writings, and teachings, led to greater understanding of the differences between women’s and men’s roles in society.  She was a distant cousin of John Adams, though she did not share Abigail or Louisa’s full women’s rights agenda, publicly anyway, she worked behind the scenes as an unmarried woman, and female writer to pave the way for future women writers.
Her works, and court cases against male authors who wanted to write on the same topic, led to the beginnings of copyright law in the US. However, today, most writers recognize that multiple authors can write on the same topic, and it won’t distract readers.
Much like writers today, she continually updated works with new information.  Also, predating the computer age, she recognized that school children needed works in smaller bite sized pieces, and split them up into easy to comprehend works that would prepare children to better understand the full text at a later age.

Works Cited: All Accessed on 02/23/17

http://womenshistory.about.com/od/earlyamerwomen/fl/Hannah-Adams.htm
http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/library/book-recommendations/athenaeum-authors/hannah-adams

Women’s History Month – Louisa Adams

Louisa Adams (1775 – 1852), Abigail Adam’s daughter in law, and the first foreign born first lady.  The only one until 2017.

She was born in England, and lived much of her childhood in France.  She was able to speak French so well, she was taken for a native, even in later years, during the Napoleonic wars.

As a young woman, she suffered from many chronic disabling illnesses.  After marriage, she suffered from at least one miscarriage, and the death of her only daughter, who was born during the years she and John Quincy Adams lived as ambassadors to Russia.

Her life was difficult being the center of so many strong people, all pulling for their own needs and wants.  However, her husband, John Quincy Adams suffered alongside her.  In many ways, Louisa’s political aspirations for her husbands were stronger than his own, and only less than her mother-in-laws.

As a daughter-in-law to Abigail Adams, she began to study and regard women’s rights as innate.  She wanted to do many things with her life, and felt held back by societies rules regarding a woman’s place.  Her beliefs that a woman could do as well as a man in most regards, led to many letters being written.

Works Cited: All Accessed on 02/23/17

http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=6

http://www.biography.com/people/louisa-adams-38531#

Women’s History Month – Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams (1744  – 1818) tried to make woman equal to men from day one in the United States.  She fought against her husband, future second president, John Adams, to make the Constitution read that men  and women were created equal.  She recognized that bad men would always abuse women, if allowed the power to do so.

For several generations, that was a rare occurrence.

Now, as paying jobs disappear, and people fear starvation, and loss of homes, it is becoming more of a reality every day.

Abigail Adams was the first to claim that if women’s rights were not protected, they would rebel, and make their needs known.  Eventually, they did so.  The right to vote was finally granted in 1920. Although a few states granted women the right sooner. Domestic violence laws began to take shape in the 1970’s.  It was 1978 before women were protected from losing their jobs due to pregnancy, although, in fact, they often do.

Even today, we fall behind other countries in treatment of women.  Denied healthcare.  Denied maternal leave.  Denied time to spend with the children they do give birth to.

Abigail Adams, the first first lady in the white house, foresaw the recent events that have continued to keep women from being equal to men in out society.  She foresaw the dangers, and requested equality from the beginning of this country.

Works Cited: All Accessed on 02/23/17

http://www.biography.com/people/abigail-adams-9175670#marriage-to-john-adams

http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/firstladies/p/p_abigailadams.htm