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Breast Cancer Awareness – October

So here it is… every year I’ve always focused the month of October on Domestic Violence Awareness and really never did anything around Breast Cancer Awareness. It’s been heavy on my heart to do something this week so I started a kickstarter campaign. With your pledge we will be able to purchase ingredients to make 1000+ Klean Boobs soaps :). Yessssss!!! We will be blessing survivors and warriors of breast cancer with vegan soaps shaped as a boob :).

I can’t imagine how hard it is to fight this battle. I only witness it from afar as my mom passed away 12 years ago from her battle. Doing something whether big or small to put a smile on the faces of women everyday facing this battle will bring a smile to all those that take  part. Please take a moment to look at our campaign. Any amount is truly appreciated. “Klean Boobs” Breast Cancer Awareness Soaps https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/434876451/klean-boobs-breast-cancer-awareness-soaps also please share with others.

** pictured below is our domestic violence and breast cancer awareness ribbon soaps. We will have pictures for our Klean Boobs soaps soon and will post them when we do.

Thank you. xo Donata

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Update

It’s been a long time since I have been on my personal blog but all is not lost… I’ve been updating the foundation’s blog on all the work we’ve been doing in the community. Take a look ADHDFDN.

Of course it’s never a dull moment with me. I always have a ton of ideas flowing through my mind to empower others. I am looking forward to announcing what I have brewing for Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is probably the first time I am doing something really special around breast cancer awareness. I have always focused the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness but this month I’ll work on both :/. Yes October will be a busy month. Stay tuned… I’m excited!

Women of Purpose #3

I am so excited. Yesterday I got to meet with the 3rd group and these ladies where amazing. But what really stood out to me is that the mentors along with the girls got so much out of the workshop. You could feel the room was being empowered. Let’s just say you never know how something affects you from childhood until someone talks about it and it brings you to tears. Sometimes as adults we go through so much, things affect us in different ways and we don’t understand why. Childhood drama if not dealt with will affect the choices you make in your adult life. I’m so happy that I was able to meet with this group yesterday and to see how my story empowered so many.

Here are some pictures from yesterday’s program 2/14/2015.

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Women of Purpose 2

First workshop 2/5/2015

Hello all,

We had our first workshop yesterday. This group started with 7 girls and will be adding more next session. The workshops are supposed to be one session 3 hours but these girls were so interested in all that I had to say about the book and life skills in general they asked for me to come back. So I will be conducting more workshops with them. My fear and blessing in disguise is that I have a feeling each group (12) will want more sessions. We’ll see how that goes. Whatever help they need I want to be available to assist them. Sometimes all they need is someone to open up to.

Here is to many teens that you have a part in making a difference in their life. xoxoxoxo THANK YOU.

YMCS Lauderhill

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We are so excited to be launching this campaign… Give the gift of… how can you make an impact on a young one’s life? Which gift would you want them to take away with your donation? Empowerment, Freedom, Peace? Those are just a few things that our young women can take away by reading DONATA: In the Mind of a Victim.

Here is what one reader wrote after reading the book… “I commend Donata for sharing her story. She is candid in the telling of her story and the reader will be deeply affected. I admire her courage for ending her abusive marriage and I applaud her for explaining her reasons for staying so many years under the thumb of such violence. With her unabridged candor she opens the door to a sensitive, ignored and misunderstood topic.

Not only does Donata share her experience with domestic violence but she gives signs for women to be aware of a potential abuser. Statistics are noted leaving you staggered. She also includes several organizations providing aid.

This is a must read for females of all ages, learn the signals, educate yourself on the myriad of ways abuse reveals itself. Donata discusses the phases of abuse, again doling out preventative information so measures can be taken and awareness is commonplace. This is not only a story of a woman’s survival but a handbook of sorts for empowerment.

The greatest gift we can give females is the gift of knowledge, empowerment and self esteem. The value of self worth is essential in the fight against domestic violence.

After I read Donata’s story it occurred to me society continually asks the ignorant question of Why didn’t she leave? Why does/did she stay? INSTEAD society should be asking the ABUSER Why did you hit her? How could you do that to a woman? Why didn’t you get help? Why? The questions need to be answered AND directed to the ABUSER NOT THE VICTIM/SURVIVOR.

I am a survivor, albeit not anywhere on the level of Donata’s situation. I was four months pregnant when I experienced my FIRST AND LAST taste of domestic violence. I walked away immediately and never returned, vowing to never be treated as such in this lifetime again. No one knew of my situation, not surprising since society assumes all is well if signs aren’t obvious, stereotypes aren’t fed. What goes on behind closed doors is unknown until it escalates to the point of recognition.

Once again, this is a must read, this could save a life, be the life ring someone desperately needs, this could be the answer the woman behind unsuspecting closed doors needs. Donata’s story could end the torture a 16 year old girl is facing but doesn’t know where or who to turn to due to fear or embarrassment. Highly highly recommend this informative and inspiring story depicting the facts and truth of domestic violence from a woman who survived seven years of hell, desperate to piece together her life and that of her son. A brutally honest voice from the mind of a victim turned survivor.” ~Melinda.

One out of 3 teens will be, have been or are currently in an abusive relationship. Help us to share this message with your donation. Our campaign is running for 10 days on Kickstarter. The minimum is $5 to donate. Give the gift of…

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