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Tag Archives | domestic violence

My name is Cathy

 

When I sit down to write a blog post I find myself wondering who you are. Who are you, you that is reading this?  Are you someone who has stumbled across this website by accident? Did you punch a few words into a 'google' search and it suggested you take a look here?    I don't know who you are but please let me introduce myself:Inaugural Blog

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Why 1infour?

why 1infour

why 1infour

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post for 1infour, considering I wrote everyday for about a year, this has indeed been a long break!  Lots of reasons I guess, time moves on but some things don’t change.  I am not the person I was when we started 1infour, I am older, hopefully a little wiser but definitely stronger.

Why 1infour?

Well for one, 1infour exists for the children: not just my children but for every child who has lived in a home where anger and tension are the norm, where mothers turn away so that the children won’t see their tears and where  “walking on eggshells” is the safest way to be.

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Journal-writing

Selma….the need for change

AvoidanceNow and again we all meet people whose outward appearance belies the person underneath,  Doreen Nicoll is one such person.  Doreen and I met late last year when we both appeared as guests on a television show, she sat across from me and I noted how petite and frail she seemed...until she started speaking!  My friend Doreen may be petite but she is a powerhouse of empowerment, a woman who has and is still living with the effects of domestic violence and yet who has chosen to speak up to advocate for others.  Doreen wields her pen (or rather, her computer) as her weapon of choice, writing prolifically in her fight to do her part to end poverty, hunger and gendered violence.  1 in four will be showcasing Doreen's blogs, the first of which appears below...enjoy!

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why 1infour

New! Check it out!!

I had the huge privilege of speaking to a great group of women the other day. The women and their children are taking part in a group called LEAF which

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it's good to connect with each other

International Women’s Day 2014

"Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse

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Journal-writing

Bring in the good

I did something last night that I haven’t done in a long time: I read an old journal. You have probably heard how important it is to journal so you

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Big plans for 2014!

Well guys, it’s 2014! Many of you I bet are hoping that this year will be a better one than last year, I know I certainly felt that way about 2010…

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don't worry

Don’t worry

Hiya everyone...enjoying the chilly weather?  I know a couple of women who don't have winter coats so for them it is a little chillier than for most.  With

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Decision for a fresh start

Decision for a Fresh Start

I'm moving this week.  It is supposed to be one of the most stressful experiences one can go through and I agree!!  What to keep?  What to throw

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Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself

You may have read in a previous blog that the Founders of 1 in Four met two summers ago at a summer camp for women survivors of violence (and their

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