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    By Dianne Anderson Wendy Gladney tackles topics that most people would rather avoid, like violence against women that is usually rooted in child sexual abuse and molestation. Some of it, she draws from personal experience. In the coming months in Orange County, Gladney is helping women learn to heal hate through forgiveness, probably one of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Domestic violence, family violence, sexual violence against children – it’s all in close proximity to Kandee Lewis. This month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, her nonprofit explores the darker side of something that everyone has had in common over the past nearly two years of COVID-19. A lot has happened behind closed doors. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Names like Aminah Colbert and Marissa Alexander may not be the first sheroes to come to mind when thinking about social justice influencers, but they’ve gone through the matrix, and are determined to take it down. Dr. Alisa Bierria holds a deep respect for women who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Making women look great is one aspect of Brenda Couser’s main mission in life, and as a hairstylist, she is usually just one step away from another important role. In the days before COVID-19, her clients would relax in the chair to feel beautiful and pampered, talking about things that only the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Men got a chance to look long and hard in the mirror at the family structure, the impact of anger on their partners, and on the kids, who are usually first-hand witnesses to domestic violence. Seldom is there just one victim. Terry Boykins said his recent Wigs N Weaves Mental Health Awareness ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Through years working her street ministry, Rev. Bronica Martindale Taylor has seen how women dealing with substance abuse are at greater risk of sexual assault and domestic violence. On the other side of sexual violence, she said there are the date rape drugs, or young men who fail to see the situation ...