Domestic Violence Archive

I Remember The First Time He Hit Me

When I asked Pam Spaulding to promote today’s cyber vigil, she did so and commented “These stories need to be told …”  I agree. And I am hoping some of the bloggers will share their stories. Because they bind us. The first time he hit me, it was a slap across the face. He was
Category: Other

Never Forget Ka’Sandra Wade

Today we will take a moment of silence and observe a cyber vigil to remember the first fatality victim of domestic violence in 2013 , Ka’Sandra Wade. I don’t know about all of you, but this news is tremendously upsetting to me. I cannot believe that in 2013 women still need to live in fear
Category: Activism

Remember Her Name: Ka’Sandra Wade January 12, 2013

Bloggers, podcasters and social media users around the nation have devoted some portion of their Saturday to remember the name of Ka'Sandra Wade who lost her life at the hands of her ex. This is a list of participating blogs.
Category: Activism

Her Name Was Ka’Sandra Wade. A Pittsburgh Cyber Vigil, Saturday January 12 To Remember Her Name.

We – the members of The Pittsburgh Women’s Blogging Socity – are saddened and outraged and fed up that yet another one of our sisters in Pitttsburgh has lost her life to domestic violence. 33 year old Ka’Sandra Wade – mother, employee, daughter, student and so much more – was murdered by her ex who
Category: Activism

Reflection on Burgh Baby’s “Christmas Crazy” Project to Benefit Womansplace

For several years, Michelle at Burgh Baby has organized a holiday gift project called “Christmas Crazy.” In this indeavor, she’s enlisted folks as diverse as Solstice Cafe and Scarehouse. Michelle divides the gifts between local domestic violence programs to provide holiday gifts for women who often flee into the night with little in hand save
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