Saturday, December 7, 2013

Welcome to My World!! a world filled with "Missing Pieces"

Hello, and welcome to the world according to Debra!  You will find me to be an amusing  & witty antidote to whatever you think about people like me - ummmm, what is that exactly????

I am an outgoing, outspoken, direct, honest (even if its hurts) kind of person.  I think that is why I have lots of nicknames... here are a few of my favorites: 

"Shameless Agitator"   
"The Question Girl"  
"Purply"  
"Feminist"
"Ada Patada"
"Boss Little"
"Shorty"
"Adams Apple"

I love to talk. I love my family (ALL of them!).  I love my friends. I love to travel. I love to meet new people. I love to learn about cultures, including my own. I love to read. I love to take naps.  I LOVE chocolate.

I am motivated by my grandchildren - eight, so far!

I am inspired by my beautiful children - four, plus their significant others!

I am passionate about my work - intervening, eliminating & preventing domestic violence, sexual violence, rape, incest, child abuse & neglect, dating violence, stalking, sex trafficking, bullying, racism, sexism, oppression, hunger, poverty, homelessness - any and ALL forms of violence.

Did I say I love my work??? So much so, it doesn't even feel like work, most days.

Well, and today - did I say I love today???!?!  December 7, 2013.  Today is the launch of my new book!  and I am one of the 27 co-Authors of this beautiful anthology... I am so excited about this international book, and proud to be part of the team who created this enlightening epistle. Really, each chapter is filled with storytelling by a woman who has faced something traumatic & frightening, and yet, lived to overcome it...live to tell of it!  We tell our story from the heart, from our heart to your heart!

If you are looking for hope, for inspiration, for tips and strategies to assist you along your own journey - this book is for you. Don't delay, purchase it now and turn the page on your own story! 

Remember that you once loved yourself enough to be healthy and happy...this book, "The Missing Piece: A Transformational Journey" will take you in that direction, once again...