Domestic Violence Blog – May I Have Some Peace!?!

Domestic violence is a topic I have not covered here, but with one in three women experiencing it at some point in their lives and about 12 children per 1,000 living in abusive situations, it’s of vital importance to get the help out to those who need it. That’s why today’s post is dedicated to passing on a link to my readers.

A dear friend of mine has started a new blog called “May I Have Some Peace!?!” She has only had it up and running for a short time. But I know her well. This blog will grow quickly. That’s because she herself is a survivor of domestic abuse, and she’s committed to reaching out a helping hand to those women who are afraid to go for help, and those who have gone for help but haven’t always found the information they urgently need.

So whether you know someone in an abusive situation, or you’re the one struggling to break free, please take the time to visit “May I Have Some Peace!?!” You may just find the answers you’ve been searching for…

14 thoughts on “Domestic Violence Blog – May I Have Some Peace!?!

  1. I am profoundly grateful for your support. My heart yearns to be of some comfort to those suffering (often silently) within the grip of domestic violence. The first step is to admit that “yes, I am in crisis”. Uttering those words myself for the very first time helped to propel me forward in finding answers that are often so hidden in “red tape”…that it’s easy to just give up. Yet, the strength I needed came when I knew if I didn’t get out…I wouldn’t be here today to hopefully be of some help to those in the same situation in which I was trapped.

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  2. We are a group of friends that know and worked with a young woman named Joy Loftin while she was employed at the Vanderbilt YMCA here in New York City. During the length of her employment, several extremely disturbing incidents occurred that cause us to be concerned and call into question the motives and the integrity of Shan Colorado Finnerty, Hortensia Colorado, and Elvira Colorado.

    On several occasions, Joy came to work with visible bruises on her neck and arms. She eventually explained to us that Shan had punched, beaten, and choked her and she asked us for help. As wardens for the community, we tried to place Joy in women’s shelters around the city in an effort to mitigate the abuse. However, at the urging of Shan’s mother and aunt, Hortensia and Elvira, she returned to their apartment and refused to press criminal charges against Shan Colorado Finnerty. The abuse continued and one day, she came to work very early, visibly distressed and crying, with more bruises and abrasions. She said that Shan had verbally abused and beaten her once again; that she wanted to return to California, and that she was going to quit her job and reunite with her family. She tendered her resignation later that week. Out of concern for her safety and in an effort to find out what happened to her, we requested an officer from the domestic violence unit of the 5th Precinct conduct a welfare check at their home on Kenmare Street. However the officer was unable to find anyone at the apartment, and therefore could not verify that Joy was safe. We realize that she is suffering from battered women’s syndrome and may be unable to help herself due to the isolationist environment that the Colorados have formed around her. Abusive men are often enabled by their family, while the victim is persuaded to believe the abuse is her fault, and the pattern of emotional and physical trauma continues. Taking into consideration what has happened to Joy Loftin, it is especially deceitful that their display “Altar: El Llanto De La Resistancia” at the American Indian Community House was in part dedicated to victims of domestic violence.

    In light of these events, we are dismayed, disappointed, and outraged to know that members of the American Indian Community would commit, condone, and perpetuate domestic abuse and violence, while simultaneously conducting workshops, writing and performing plays, and displaying works and art that would have the public and those who support them believe otherwise. It is a vulgar and offensive misrepresentation of American Indian Culture, and further support of Coatlicue Theater, Hortensia Colorado, Elvira Colorado, Shan Colorado Finnerty and their work is tantamount to supporting domestic abuse and violence. Considering their duplicitous behavior, having them represent American Indian Culture is an insult to the dignity of American Indians and an affront to human beings.

    We therefore will not attend nor support any Coatlicue Theater productions or events where they will be featured. We will be encouraging others that might consider attending, participating, or funding them to do the same. Our actions are warranted, and to be associated with the aforementioned individuals and Coatlicue Theater would be equivalent to enabling and contributing to such offensive behaviour. We are urging everyone to reevaluate their support of Coatlicue Theatre and the Colorados, and question the individuals concerned. Until the responsible individuals are held accountable and measures are taken to verify that the abuse is no longer occurring, we will continue with our boycott of Coatlicue Theatre and we will strongly urge others to do the same.

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  6. Hello, I just wanted to say what a great job you are doing with this issue! I work for a 501(c)3 organization that provides security, protection, education and such services to victims of DV at no cost, and despite our phone ringing all the time, we still are having an extreme problem with getting funding!

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