Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story is a memoir by Lynn C. Tolson. The story begins with her suicide attempt. In the aftermath, she commits to counseling. The reader accompanies the author through therapy sessions, where she reveals dysfunctional family relationships, including incest, domestic violence and mental illness. Her story illustrates physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. In sharing her inspirational journey, she provides readers with a message of hope.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Tolson 4 TEARS Cheers O.A.B.I. (Abused)
According to the website, the acronym O.A.B.I.: "stands for The Organization for Abused and Battered Individuals, we have been functioning silently since 2008, however due to the rapid increase in domestic violence and abuse cases over the years we were compelled to come forth boldly in 2011 to speak out openly about this social issue."
O.A.B.I. is a non-profit organization that believes "that education and networking are two of the main keys in preventing, eradicating, and bringing awareness about this social plague call abuse." Also, "O.A.B.I. networked with international organizations and individuals internationally who are speaking out around the globe and breaking the silence; they are moving the arms of law makers and educators to implement laws and policies for the abused and prevention of abuse."
Their mission "is to educate the public about the facts of abuse and domestic violence thus removing the myths and misconceptions on the subject, we aim to teach persons to be an engaged bystander an engaged bystander is equipped with the tools and resources to intervene before a sexual violation or any type of abuse takes place."