My wife Elin is a survivor of teen dating violence—which means she was in a relationship with someone very controlling. Almost two years ago she shared with me her desire to share her story in hopes that by doing so she would help other teens, parents, and survivors. Together with my children, we have been witness to the birth of not only her passion to make a difference but the courage she has employed to write her story, and inspire others.
She has written a book, Tornado Warning, A Memoir Of Teen Dating Violence And Its Effect On A Woman’s Life, started a non-profit organization which seeks to build self-esteem in girls called Girls Know More, and is out in our community speaking to high schools and organizations about the realities of relationship abuse. She is demystifying the myths of abusive relationships one person at a time—abuse can happen to anyone, it does not discriminate and awareness begins with having the courage to stand up and ask people to see it for what it is and join her in her crusade to end it.
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