Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Congressional Black Caucus 2010 - Author Tinisha Nicole Johnson

I went to the Black Congressional Caucus in Washington DC in September 2010. It was a fantastic experience. I truly enjoyed it. I was invited along with my publisher of Xpress Yourself Publishing Jessica Tiles. It was my first trip to Washington DC. I mean I was pretty impressed with Washington DC in general. There are a lot of movers and shakers there. I got to network and meet other professional people.

Feel free to check out the photos of my trip on my Facebook page. A high school friend of mine lives there, so I was blessed to stay with her and also tour a bit of DC. I’ve been busy thus far this year I must say with a lot of different writing projects, including working on a screenplay. If you aren’t already signed up to my newsletter, please go to my website and sign up at the bottom on my home page:

Friday, October 8, 2010

From Victim to Survivor, I did it and you can too!

Domestic abuse, also known asspousal abuse, occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Domestic abuse that includes physical violence is called domestic violence.
Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you. An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you.
Please recognize the signs of abuse.

But, there is help and HOPE.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at:
1-800-799-7233 or visit them online @
Safe Horizon
Love Is Not Abuse
For local help in Asheville, NC visit, , they also have links to other agencies around the country.
For the legal help you'll need contact,
And when women say, "But, I'm staying for the children." Don't! The abuse you endure affects them too.

Again, if you are being abused please get help. Despite what many people believe, domestic violence and abuse is not due to the abuser’s loss of control over his or her behavior. In fact, abusive behavior and violence is a deliberate choice made by the abuser in order to control you.

If you are an abuser, you most definitely need to get help and there is help for you, too. Contact your local United Way 211, by dialing 211 from your landline, visiting or dialing their national line from your mobile phone at 703.836.7112 and they well direct you to your local branch.