Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DV awareness event and interview

Melody: Who are your heroes? Who inspires you to push for change?

Kristin: I am inspired by everyday people who have been through trauma or personal tragedy, of any sort, and have gotten back up on their feet afterward and kept moving forwards. Who have remained open and honest and used their challenges to develop compassion for others. Who despite the wounding words of others, have learned to listen to and respect their own truth. Who understand that life is not about counting your wins and losses, but simply about learning to love.

What's that all about?

It's a short excerpt from an interview I did yesterday with BrooWaHa to discuss the important issue of Domestic Violence. BrooWaHa is associated with Blogcatalog and I'm working with the staff there to put together a DV awareness event set to take place in a few months in conjunction with BloggersUnite. We're still drawing up the details, but once they're finalized, I'll announce them here. I'm going to be an ambassador for the event and will be encouraging other bloggers to participate. I hope you'll consider posting about DV for the event. I have a fantastic giveaway lined up to kick it off, so stay tuned!

You can read the entire interview here.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback yesterday on my last post. I think I'm going to make the theme just about "sharing the love" and have bloggers link up posts that focus on anyone, themselves or someone else, doing something to benefit another. That way you can post about a favorite cause, another blogger, or your own experience. Simple. More on that later.

And more on the BloggersUnite / DV event as details are fleshed out. I'm so very excited about this!


  1. More power to your elbow. Good for you. Nothing makes us stronger in ourselves than giving strength to other.

  2. I can't think of a better ambassador, how wonderful that you'll be involved.

    I didn't get to read yesterday's post, off to have a look now.

  3. That's sounds awesome, Kristin! I'd love to get involved in something like this here in Australia. The White Ribbon campaign here is all about the men and I haven't found an IN with them yet. Not that's I've tried very hard.

    Is there anything I can do to help? I'm part of BlogCatalog already.

  4. @ Dorothy - Absolutely! It's an international event. I'm going to put up a thread on DP when I have a date. I'll get you more info when I have it. x

  5. How exciting Kristin!
    Please keep us all updated when you can, I'd love to hear more :)

  6. Excellent cause! As a survivor of DV I 've found that the issue is either pushed under the rug or, as Dorothy said, focussed on men.

  7. You'll be a fantastic ambassador!
    I've always said that people should never hide this type of thing by saying, "I tripped", or "I walked into a door", even, "it's my fault, I made him angry" etc, so when I was hit, I told EVERYONE! because it sure as heck wasn't my fault.
    People need to hear this and you'll be great at getting the word out.

  8. Thank you for making something so positive happen. I'm in the process of reading your past posts - it sounds like there is a strength here that will enoucourage so many others

  9. Thanks guys, I hope you all decide to get involved. I think there will be a lot of energy around this event. x

  10. How wonderful that you'll be involved. Please keep us all updated! =)

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  11. How special that you're onto this. Thanks for letting us know, and please keep us updated! xo

  12. I agree that it's totally wonderful that you're getting involved in this! You're so inspiring!


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