Broken Silence: A Secret Life of Abuse chronicles the life of Nesa Chappelle, Ph.D., who experienced abuse, beginning in childhood, from people in her life who were supposed to love her, including her mother, her stepfather, and her husbands. Her mother and father were never married. Her mother, who was cold and distant toward Nesa, suffered physical abuse from her husband. Other female relatives suffered physical and/or emotional abuse from the men in their lives. Nesa's father, a hustler, enjoyed the good life - fancy cars, fine clothes, and pretty women - but he emotionally abused those women. Growing up in this life not only triggered her quest as a young adult for "a good husband," but also instilled in her a thirst for knowledge and success. Nesa wanted the good life, so she pursued education - a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a Ph.D. - which enabled her to land well-paying professional positions and to live an upper-middle-class lifestyle. To her colleagues, she had it all. Only a few close friends and relatives knew about her secret life: A pattern of entering into relationships and marriages to men who abused her mentally, physically, and/or emotionally. After enduring nearly two years of mental and emotional abuse in her marriage to husband number six, her life turned a corner. Nesa found God, sought domestic abuse counseling, and decided to write this book. The healing has begun. About the Author Nesa Chappelle, Ph.D., is a feminist scholar who is dedicated to influencing social and political policy that affects black and Hispanic women and victims of domestic violence. Chappelle holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish language and business education from the University of the District of Columbia, a master's degree in multicultural education from George Mason University, and a doctoral degree in political science, public administration, and education administration and supervision from Howard University. Visit www.spiritdriven2.com
Author: Sandra Buckley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1997-02-27
Genre: Social Science
Broken Silence brings together for the first time many of Japan's leading feminists, women who have been bucking the social mores of a patriarchal society for years but who remain virtually unknown outside Japan. While Japan is often thought to be without a significant feminist presence, these interviews and essays reveal a vital community of women fighting for social change. Sandra Buckley's dialogues with poets, journalists, teachers, activists, and businesswomen exemplify the diversity of Japanese feminism: we meet Kanazumi Fumiko, a lawyer who assists women in a legal system that has long discriminated against them; Kora Rumiko, a poet who reclaims and redefines language to convey her experiences as a woman; Nakanishi Toyoko, founder of the Japanese Women's Bookstore; and Ueno Chizuko, a professor who has tackled such issues as pornography and abortion reform both in and out of the academy. These women speak to a host of issues—the politics of language, the treatment of women in medicine and law, the deeply entrenched role of women as mothers and caregivers, the future of feminism in Japan, and the relationship between Japanese feminists and "western" feminisms. Broken Silence will do much to dispel Western stereotypes about Japanese women and challenge North American attitudes about feminism abroad. With a timeline, glossary, and comprehensive list of feminist organizations, this is a long overdue collection sure to inform and excite all those interested in feminism and Japan.
Author: Michael Schulman
Release Date: 2005-06
Genre: Family & Relationships
My Broken Silence, captures the mind of a young man who was raised as an orthodox Jew who then made the transition to the secular world. Through the poems, My Broken Silence delves into religion, politics, a parents divorce, and the secular world, which is a culture shock to him. My Broken Silence, is deeply honest and through dark humor and despair will engage the reader for an enjoyable read.
Author: Lena Wright Myers
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science
This book addresses the interlocking systems of race and gender in institutions of higher education in America. The study is based on empirical data from African American women of various disciplines in faculty and administrative positions at traditionally white colleges and universities. It focuses primarily on narratives of the women in terms of how they are affected by racism, as well as sexism as they perform their duties in their academic environments. The findings suggest that a common thread exists relative to the experiences of the women. The book challenges and dispels the myth that Black progress has led to equality for African American women in the academy. The results of this study make it even more critical that the voices of African American women be heard and their experiences in the academy be expressed. This may be one way to inform academic and lay readers that racism and sexism are not dead.
From the #1 international bestselling author of Watch Your Back comes a suspenseful new novella featuring Assistant State’s Attorney Daphne Montgomery and Baltimore Special Agent Joseph Carter. After a traumatic kidnapping, Daphne’s boss insists that she take time off. But she refuses to sit on the sidelines when she meets a six-year-old girl who the police call Angel. Angel hasn’t spoken a word since they found her four days ago next to a burned out car, frozen with shock, not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents. Joseph knows that helping Angel is exactly what Daphne needs right now. But when Daphne gets Angel to talk, a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel—one that drives Daphne into the darkest corners of her past as she and Joseph track a ruthless killer. Includes a preview of Watch Your Back “Karen Rose delivers the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted.”—Lisa Gardner “Karen Rose writes hold-your-breath suspense.”—Karen Robards
A 16 year old girl is taken away from her mother's dying bed at the hospital by four armed Iranian government agents. She is arrested and held captive in Iran’s most feared prison, Evin. This begins her agonizing journey through life. As a political prisoner, her crimes are reading books that the Iranian government deems banned and supporting opposition parties that openly criticize the regime for violating basic human rights. She is being terrorized for her belief that regardless of race, gender, belief system, religion, and social and financial status, people should be free to live life without restraint or fear of retribution. This is a true story. The young girl has big dreams and an even bigger heart. The girl loves school and has an unquenchable thirst for learning. The girl thinks she can change the world, and wants to speak for those who could not speak for themselves. As you turn the pages of this book, you will read what marked the most significant chapters in her life starting early in her childhood in Iran to present time living in Canada with her family.
Author: Douglas Moore Jr
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Doug’s third book of poetry Broken Silence is his trilogy of poetry, in which he returns to his roots of what inspired him to write. This collection of poems focuses on romance, heartbreak, family, motivation and dealing with the struggles that a person may encounter in life. The poems convey his feelings about how important loved ones are with the dedication poem to his mother, First Lady. The poem In Memory of You, was written for his Grandmother he lost to cancer. Doug discusses the joys of love and finding that connection with a person in his heartfelt poems Notice You and Falling For You. He also addresses the pain of losing a relationship in his poems I Remember When and Off The Market, where sometimes putting your heart on the line does not guarantee,a person will end up with the result that was being sought out. In addition, his poem U.G.L.Y. inspires people that no matter what the opinion others may have of a person, there is strength to overcome any insecurity to find the path of secure inner happiness. The poem In My World addresses the struggles and pains that he views others dealing with in terms of unemployment and how it is affecting the world. Doug’s purpose in writing this book is to share his thoughts in a poetic form so others can see that no one is ever alone in feeling like the only outcast in the world. We are all unique in our own special way, and live every day as you are painting the world with your vision for everyone to see. Broken Silence will stimulate a person’s mind and show that most valuable things in life primarily come from within and understanding others.
Author: Helen E. Ullrich
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Social Science
This book depicts one South Indian village during the fifty-year period when women’s education became a possibility—and then a reality. Despite illiteracy, religious ritual marking them as inferior, and pre-pubertal marriages, the daughters and granddaughters of the silent, passive women of the 1960s have morphed into assertive, self-confident millennial women. Helen E. Ullrich considers the following questions: can education alter the perception of women as inferior and forever childlike? What happens when women refuse the mantle of socialized passivity? Throughout The Women of Totagadde, Helen Ullrich pushes us to consider how women’s lives and society at large have been altered through education.
Alisha was born on April 20, 1987 in the little town of Zanesville, Ohio. Through her childhood, she went through some of life’s most difficult journeys. Through endurance, writing poetry, dancing, art, and belief in herself, she has found a way to break the silence!
It has been four years since Oakley, her mum, and brother fled to Australia. With the trials looming, she makes the decision to return to England. Oakley is desperate for closure so she can put the past behind her and move on with her life. How will she cope when she comes face to face with the two people that hurt her the most, and the one person that she hurt the most? Her love for Cole never faded, but how will he react to her return after so long? Will they be able to put everything behind them in order to have a happy ending?
Author: Michael G. Ankerich
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
"A Labor of Love...Informative, Insightful Reminiscences"---The Silent Film Monthly This is a collection of 23 original interviews with stars of the silent screen, with biographical information and a filmography included for each. Interviewed are Lew Ayres, William Backwell, Lina Basquette, Madge Bellamy, Eleanor Boardman, Ethylne Clair, Junior Coghlan, Joyce Compton, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dorothy Gulliver, Maxine Elliott Hicks, Dorothy Janis, George Lewis, Marion Mack, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lois Moran, Baby Marie Osborne, Muriel Ostriche, Eddie Quillan, Esther Ralston, Dorothy Revier, David Rollins and Gladys Walton.