Gratitude On Memorial Weekend

Dear Priscilla Bennett Community,

This past Memorial Weekend marked the sacrifice our men and women have made for our country to fight and destroy the enemy that has wanted to destroy us. Now that enemy is called terrorism, and it is real. The Boston bombing was horrific and effected so many. I was there to cheer on my nephew. He survived but was left scared by the event.

I have always thought domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse of our children, were acts of terror carried out by intimate terrorists or bullies we know—not for political control but for personal control—our partners or husbands that sleep in our beds, our parents and siblings, neighbors and strangers. From my experience working in the emergency room, the only thing they understand is fighting back—standing up to the abuse, not by confronting but by making a plan and getting out. I saw too many repeat visits of battered women who were so beaten down mentally and physically—they were paralyzed with fear and felt they had no choice but to stay. That’s one of the reasons I wrote my novel—to give all of these victims a voice and to show that you can get help.

Thank you for listening my dear friends, and please visit my website at to connect with more information. Please remember the Priscilla Bennett Pledge to reach out to someone with a kind word or gesture and remember that we all have SOMETHING TO BE BRAVE FOR.

Thank you for listening,