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We Women of Many Shades and Hues: Daily Common Ground for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Incest and Rape

Shirley Itim Melo Phelps

Published by Robertson Publishing
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Title: We Women of Many Shades and Hues: Daily ...

Publisher: Robertson Publishing

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Paperback. 404 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.In We Women of Many Shades and Hues, Shirley Itm Melo Phelps offers a book of support for survivors who are women of color and from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her book of daily readings cover a range of experiences, emotions and feelings that survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest and rape grapple with in the aftermath of the deep violation of sexual abuse from their childhoods that weave heavily into their adult lives. A survivor herself, she gives us a view that shows daily the post-traumatic stress experiences of survivors who question every aspect of their psyches and who are on a journey of personal healing. Praise for We Women of Many Shades and Hues: There is the deep work of healing and there is the daily work of healing. Survivors and those who love and support them know intimately that we wish for the healing to be fast. For some of us, it can be fast. For most of us our healing work is daily. Shirley Itm Melo Phelps has written a daily companion book that is sensitive, insightful, and uplifting. Her book will benefit readers wherever they are in their healing process. Barbara J. Thomas, Ph. D. , Clinical Psychologist, Workshop Facilitator, Teacher, author of Self-Care for Helpers Piercing truths, courage, and compassion lead to hope and self-honor in the many pages of We Women of Many Shades and Hues. Shirley Itm Melo Phelpss voice is powerful and memorable. Teresa LeYung Ryan, author of Love Made of Heart I loved the perspective your stories took. They allowed me to know that others have gone through the same things I have gone through. You speak of poverty, shame, depression, rage, and many other experiences that we share as human beings, as women, as adult survivors of childhood rape, sexual abuse or exploitation, and or incest as we struggle with our memories and our emotions. You speak to our experiences as survivors of every hue but yes, to the heart of us as survivors of colorYou told the truth of our experience as no one but a survivor canyour words will encourage and uplift many in their struggles today and to follow as we walk the healing path. Marilyn J. Moore, Adult Survivor, Artist, Moderator for Adult Survivor message board; Initiator: The Teddy Bear Project (Display of teddy bears in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial 2001) About the author: Shirley Phelps is a social activist, self-defense instructor, writer, poet and workshop facilitator for Writing for Healing www. justthinkin. us This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780979863387

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In We Women of Many Shades and Hues, Shirley Itím Melo Phelps offers a book of support for survivors who are women of color and from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her book of daily readings cover a range of experiences, emotions and feelings that survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest and rape grapple with in the aftermath of the deep violation of sexual abuse from their childhoods that weave heavily into their adult lives. A survivor herself, she gives us a view that shows daily the post-traumatic stress experiences of survivors who question every aspect of their psyches and who are on a journey of personal healing.

Praise for We Women of Many Shades and Hues:

There is the deep work of healing and there is the daily work of healing. Survivors and those who love and support them know intimately that we wish for the healing to be fast. For some of us, it can be fast. For most of us our healing work is daily. Shirley Itím Melo Phelps has written a daily companion book that is sensitive, insightful, and uplifting. Her book will benefit readers wherever they are in their healing process.
?Barbara J. Thomas, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Workshop Facilitator,
Teacher, author of Self-Care for Helpers

Piercing truths, courage, and compassion lead to hope and self-honor in the many pages of We Women of Many Shades and Hues. Shirley Itím Melo Phelps's voice is powerful and memorable.
?Teresa LeYung Ryan, author of Love Made of Heart

?I loved the perspective your stories took. They allowed me to know that others have gone through the same things I have gone through. You speak of poverty, shame, depression, rage, and many other experiences that we share as human beings, as women, as adult survivors of childhood rape, sexual abuse or exploitation, and/ or incest as we struggle with our memories and our emotions. You speak to our experiences as survivors of every hue but yes, to the heart of us as survivors of color?You told the truth of our experience as no one but a survivor can?your words will encourage and uplift many in their struggles today and to follow as we walk the healing path.
?Marilyn J. Moore, Adult Survivor, Artist, Moderator for Adult Survivor message board;
Initiator: The Teddy Bear Project (Display of teddy bears in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial 2001)

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Shirley Phelps is a social activist, self-defense instructor, writer, poet and workshop facilitator for Writing for Healing www.justthinkin.us

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