Women find Power in the Shadow of Shame after the Election of Trump

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Over a hundred women stepped forward immediately following the 2016 Presidential Election in the hopes of sharing their stories of personal empowerment. This book is a collection of anonymous poems, stories and letters from women all across the country.

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This was an eye-opening read, which was informative and disturbing at times. It is a must-read for all women. The many styles and voices each has a genuine story that needed to be told and heard.

"Stuff I've Never Told Anyone," is a collection of stories, letters, and poems from women who are sharing their stories in order to stand up to shame. Over a hundred women stepped forward immediately following the 2016 Presidential Election in the hopes of sharing their stories of empowerment after Trump was elected. This book is a collection of anonymous poems, stories and letters from these women. There is renewed interest now that the #metoo movement has invited more conversations around sexual assault against women in the USA.

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What readers are saying:

"Do yourself a favor and buy a copy. Read the stories! Not every story is easy to read, and you may not feel connected to every story. But, no matter what, you WILL feel empowered by the many brave women who use their voices (albeit written text) to speak out against injustice, injury, and shame. They embrace their own power, and they hope you do too."

"Sometimes you discover you are soooooo not alone in your life experiences. These are the most raw stories I could have ever imagined and validate that I am, we, all of us, really are one in the universe. And more than anything...that there is not a damn thing about our life to be ashamed of."

"This collection of stories written by women who have come through very difficult times is at times very emotional to read. The nightmares that the women endured are awful but these women came out the other side so, in the end, their stories feel empowering. As a survivor of abuse, it was helpful to hear other people's stories and be reminded that you can survive and that you don't need to be ashamed of what you've gone through. Well worth reading."

"Awesome collection of determined voices owning their powerful truths through poems, stories and prose."

About the book's profits:

All profits from the sale of Stuff I’ve Never Told Anyone go to House of Ruth Maryland. It is one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted.

Intimate partner violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, ability or gender, and can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse.

It impacts individuals, families, workplaces, and communities. Since intimate partner violence is framed within the global issue of violence against women, it is shaped and supported by societal, familial, and cultural norms and is complicated by the intersection of other cultural oppression.

House of Ruth Maryland was founded in May of 1977 by a coalition of women’s organizations, religious groups, service providers, and elected officials to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and their children.  In November of 1977 they opened Baltimore’s first crisis shelter for these victims in a row house on North Calvert Street.  The shelter was staffed by one paid staffed person and a voluntary Board of Directors.

In November 1998 a new 84-bed shelter and 6 apartment transitional housing, featuring expanded services and programs, opened.  The new shelter has a holistic health and wellness program, including an on-site health clinic staffed by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Today, House of Ruth Maryland is recognized as one of the nation’s most comprehensive domestic violence centers and has a staff of more than ninety.  Their voluntary leadership consists of a thirty member Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee.

Find out more at http://www.hruth.org

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