A while back, Twitter friend Cynthia contacted me, and said she would like to be considered for my Ross' Rad Reads Award. After spending some time on her blog, I did not feel it would be appropriate to refer to it as a "rad" read. But I absolutely felt it was worthy of recognition.
You see, Cynthia tackles some very serious and important subjects on her blog, The Geek Wife. Depression. Suicide. Domestic violence. Cynthia has personal experience with all these, and hopes to help others like her. She is currently a Master's student in Criminal Justice, and plans to become a lawyer for victims of domestic violence.
I told Cynthia what I would prefer to do is profile her here on my blog, and asked her a few questions. So here goes...
Tell us a little bit about your blog. What made you decide to tackle such significant issues?
Has sharing your experiences helped your personal healing process?
Your goal is "to empower women who are hurting to find a voice and change their lives." Has your blog helped you connect with those women?
You are recently married and in a happy, healthy relationship. Do you believe others can find inspiration from that?
What else would you like people to know about your blog?
My blog is not only about my story it is about all the women who have suffered at the hand of those they have loved. If I can help just one woman avoid or escape what I endured, then every moment of what I do is worth it. My dream is to open and run a domestic violence shelter, where I would be an advocate for these women and children that are so deeply troubled and show them that a life beyond abuse is possible.
I believe you will be successful in that goal, Cynthia! You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story.