Tuesday 19 February 2008

You really inspire me .........

Mildred Muhammad

Every so often you come across a person who stands out from the maddening crowd. Mildred is one such person.

Mildred is an advocate for eradicating violence against women. She started a foundation called After the Trauma Inc. after her own horrific abusive relationship. Not many people will know her by name but they will recognise her ex husband, the man who was dubbed by the press as The Washington DC Sniper. As often is the case behind the attention grabbing headlines, the real story goes untold. Not palatable nor fit for public consumption. But horrifically real and happening to many people across the world.

Mildred's personal story and her drive to do something to help others in domestic violence situations is inspirational indeed. Her book, Scared Silent, will be in bookstores in October 2009.

After the Trauma's purpose is to assist victims of domestic violence by providing them with the resources to make the transition from existing to living. And, because TRAUMA is a REAL factor for survivors and their children, counselling is also arranged. Sign up for the newsletter and help yourself or someone you know!

Mildred is there to give people a hand up to rebuild their lives. I know. I put my hands together for you Mildred. An inspiration for many people.

"The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplations. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind."