I'm so glad you're here! Here is a little about me.
Sue Parisher Today
During my early recovery, as I pondered my morning devotions, a message was placed on my heart to write. Then the message expanded to write a book. As I challenged this guidance over time, doors started opening up providing confirmation on what my heart was telling me to do.
As the flame in my heart grew confirming I was supposed to write, I kept being challenged by this one thought: if I, an educated professional was struggling with the long term effects of domestic abuse, then it would seem others were struggling also. Then I realized one out of four women in the United States experience severe intimate partner violence. Wow, what an often secret, but big platform I have a chance to impact.
Rock Bottom and Faithless is where I share my raw recovery story as well as what I've learned through the healing process with the goal of helping others heal or better understand the road to recovery. It's also a way for me to serve this community of victims and survivors in a way that was not available to me when I needed help the most.
I plan on using earnings from the book sales to spearhead transportation support for domestic violence victims. One of the stressors of beginning to live without our abusers is our finances. Even if people are like me, educated and with a job, divorce brings changes (usually increased financial strains) to medical insurance, child-care expenses, and a whole bunch of other things.
There's a unique connection between having a job and having a car. These two are almost interchangeable; it's hard for us not living in an area with public transportation to have a job without transportation. It's hard to afford transportation without a job. So, I am looking into finding trustworthy mechanics that I can give oil change vouchers, car inspection vouchers, or the ability to replace tires so women can have safe transportation for work and their children.
Because of my work with Rock Bottom and Faithless, I now have the opportunity to provide a safe space online for those at the end of their healing process, as well as suggested safe spaces for those early in the healing process. More information on this is coming soon.