I wanted to update you on the past week since my book, SOMETHING TO BE BRAVE FOR, was released on Amazon on Monday. Your response has been amazing, and I wanted to thank all of you for your incredible support. In many ways, you give me reason to carry on with my mission to help the abused and to end domestic violence. It’s a complicated issue, but I feel that together we’re making progress.
Last Sunday evening, I watched the final episode of BIG LITTLE LIES on HBO, and since then, I have been thinking about it’s message and how it relates to us. In case you haven’t seen it, Nicole Kidman’s character, Celeste, is married to a rich husband who is abusing her. They live in monied Monterey, CA and have twins—not unlike the heroine, Katie Giraud, in my book, SOMETHING TO BE BRAVE FOR, who lives in Boston, is married to a famous plastic surgeon and has a daughter—both wives fear for their lives and have to protect their children. I developed the Katie character and put her in the upper eshelons of medical society to show that domestic violence has no economic, moral or social boundaries—everyone can be victimized by it, and, regardless of the circumstances, it is not easy to leave. Nicole Kidman’s Celeste demonstrates this and so does Katie—so often it comes down to money, support and realizing it’s not your fault—and your idea of what love is. If you were abused by a parent as a child, and you connect that abuse with love, then being abused is being loved. Remember, love should not hurt. The buzz is that BIG LITTLE LIES has created such an important conversation about domestic violence and all of its facets,that they’re going to make a series. I hope so for all of us.
Thank you again, my dear friends! It’s time to get back to work and spread the word to help as many people as I can. Please go on my website priscillabennett.com to get all kinds of announcements and information. Click on the Resources button for specific organizations and make a call. It’s not easy, I know. Don’t forget the Priscilla Bennett Pledge and reach out to help someone—any kind gesture helps—a smile, kind word or cup of tea can make a difference. Remember that we all have SOMETHING TO BE BRAVE FOR.
Take good care of yourselves…