A Tribute to Womanhood

Welcome to "I Am Woman"...a tribute to all those women who had the courage and perseverance to stand up and fight for their rights. Thanks to those who came before us we enjoy a freedom unknown to women not too long ago. But, sadly, in many parts of the world, women continue to be repressed. In fact, even in this country there are women living today under the threat of violence...completely controlled by a violent spouse. Some may make it; others won't. Hopefully, one day ALL women will be free. May that day come soon.


Where to Turn for Help

I have received several pleas for help from women who read this blog.  I wish, with all my heart, I could reach out and help each and every woman who is being abused, but I am limited.  I feel badly that I have not been able to respond to the pleas, but with no return email, there's not much I can  do.  And even if I could respond, the most I could do is lend a supportive ear.  With that in mind, I'd like to offer the following:

In an emergency: 

Call 911 or your country’s emergency service number if you need immediate assistance or have already been hurt.
For advice and support:
For a safe place to stay:
Call your state’s branch of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence or another local organization. For contact information, visit State Resources.


  1. Wonderful advice and links.

    Blessings, V.

  2. This is a wonderful compilation of valuable information. I think in life we do what we can to help others and this is a huge help. You are a loving, caring woman with a heart of gold. I admire you very much. Linda

  3. Having been on the receiving end....you know what I'd like to see done to abusers.
    Unfortunately there is a law against that too.
    Here we are sixty years later and the abusers are still abusing. :0(
    Thankfully there are now people like yourself Mary that provide information and HOPE. :0)