I am a domestic abuse agitator. When I began my blog nearly five years ago I made a concrete decision to speak about domestic abuse differently. POWERFULLY. HONESTLY. DIRECTLY.
I had gone through, now, almost 30 years, of domestic abuse, coercive control, sexual abuse and financial abuse without anyone ever helping me or truly listening to me.
My family had a tough time dealing with my reality. Police did nothing while my ex abusive husband (Richard Zona Jr.) committed fraud stole from me, and unmercifully abused me. The family court system did NOTHING to help me or my children… which I now know the prevalence of family court re-abuse.
I’ll never STOP. I have used my pain for positive.
Today another beautiful woman, actress Melissa Benoist, eloquently, told her own TRUE STORY of abuse.
So many of her truths rang true with mine as the pattern is all the same. Only how fast and how bad it escalates differentiates.
The charismatic, all consuming man, different in front of others than behind closed doors. I never had a phone call in twenty years that wasn’t taped by him. Nothing was my own. Nothing was private. Nothing belonged to me in his fucked up mind. He would take it all away if I said no. Disagreed. Or fought back.
Every time abuse is purged it makes my day! This year has been a doozy.
None of us need John Paul DeJoria’s (connected to my ex Richard Zona Jr. through crime) billions or fake products “to change the world.”
It’s a simple recipe. TRUTH. LOVE. HEART. SOUL. You go girl! Melissa Benoist.