I was also influenced by reading a book about battered women, which was the first step in my healing and empowerment. It was a revelation to learn that there are thousands of women that are battered all over the world. Battering has no boundaries. It is an insidious crime that doesn't care about social or financial status. I realized my life could have easily ended like that of Nicole Simpson.
Those years of darkness were part of my destiny and through that experience was deepened by empathy and I feel deeply for those whose lives have been lost or torn apart by domestic violence. It is for these mothers and children I write and with these women, I share solace, courage, and hope. There is no Prince Charming. I am the answer to my own life, the writer of my own story.