Now how's that for a turn on words?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Posted by Angie
I have an amazing friend, guys. Her name is Alina B. Klein - @AlinaBKlein for you those of you who are twitter-pated. She's an author, a mother, and a gardening guru who feels completely at home holding a goat. But that's not what makes her amazing - even though those things in themselves put her pretty high on my list, especially the goat! What makes her amazing is that she's not afraid to talk about a truly awful thing that happened to her when she was a teen. She was raped. And she pressed charges. And she won a conviction. If that doesn't tell you something about her, then how about this? She's written a young adult book called RAPE GIRL, and in lieu of it's debut, she's started an empowerment project on her blog where rape survivors can write in and share their stories. The series will run weekly, so there are many chances to post and spread the word! Please visit Alina at her blog, Tip Tap Typing on the Lunatic Fringe, if you're interested, or know someone who is interested, or even if you just know a teen because everyone ought to hear these stories, not for their tragic value but for how they show the strength of the human spirit.