Cry of the Nightbird Writers Against Domestic Violence on Ready for Love Radio

In this podcast we will tackle domestic violence and discuss the Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence with the editor Michelle Wing. She is the founder of the Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, affiliated with YWCA Sonoma County in California.

Domestic violence and sexual violence are a couple of topics we tackled before on Ready for Love radio – and in this podcast we will discuss some different red flags and suggestions for people who are in a domestic violence situation or have friends or family members being effected. Michelle will also share some very important suggestions about things you should NOT do when you have friends or family in a domestic violence situation. And – we will share an idea that we both found to be very helpful in starting to recover from domestic and/or sexual violence situations and it ties in beautifully with her book. We look forward to having you with us Thursday night.

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Listen to my podcast with Cee Jay Cassidy about domestic violence – click here.

Listen to my podcast with a representative from SARA about sexual violence – click here.

Cry of the Nightbird-writers against domestic violenceAbout Cry of the Nightbird – 

In Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence, thirty-eight writers speak out in more than fifty prose and poetry pieces of a hidden tragedy: violence in homes, living in fear, and forced silence. Authors from every walk of life and every aspect of this difficult issue raise their voices as one to end this silence, to bring freedom and release for themselves and others. These words will inform and inspire readers: give them eyes to see, a way to express, and motivation to act. Cry of the Nightbird just placed as a finalist in both the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards in the Women’s Issues category.

About Michelle Wing – 

Michelle Wing is a writer of poetry and creative nonfiction. She is the author of Body on the Wall (poems), and editor of Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence. She is the founder of the Michelle portrait-300 dpiChanging Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, affiliated with YWCA Sonoma County in California. She also created and co-facilitated a six month journaling and creativity workshop for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, sponsored by the YWCA and the Sonoma County Family Justice Center. Her poetry on survivorship has appeared in special exhibits at the California Museum in Sacramento, and as part of a traveling exhibit, which is currently ongoing. Her poems and essays have been published in Rain and Thunder, Melancholy Hyperbole, Sinister Wisdom, The Gay & Lesbian Review, and numerous anthologies. Michelle is the founder and host of Books on Stage, a reading series in Cloverdale, and writes a monthly lit column, Off the Page, for Sonoma West newspapers. She is aided in all her endeavors by her service dog, Ripley.

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