Face Forward LA 2018 Gala La Dolce Vita: Hollywood Steps Out for Domestic Violence

Written by Dana Jacoviello The 9th annual Face Forward gala of the year was held on September 22, 2018 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and what an event it was. Everything that it was hyped up to be, was certainly delivered. The theme this year was La Dolce Vita, which translates into ‘the sweet life’ in Italian. The theme and ambiance of the entire night was embraced fully from the music to the food. The night began with talent arriving {Read More}

BKO Celebrity Activism Series: Sean Maguire Stands Up And Happens to Things

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” ― Leonardo da Vinci   We’re currently living in a challenging political climate where sitting back and being an observer is no longer an option. With the popularity of social media and blogging, more diverse experiences are being shared and we’re quickly learning of the breadth of injustice in {Read More}

How To Manipulate The World

Written by Jenn Sadai           I’m a survivor of domestic violence and an active advocate for victims of abuse. I’ve researched narcissists thoroughly and understand the games they play. I think that’s why I’m so passionate about exposing the manipulative games being played by one of the most influential leaders in the world. For those who don’t already realize it, Donald Trump is a narcissist. Gaslighting is the most common and damaging trait of a narcissist. {Read More}

From Giving Up to Triumph

Written by Jenn Sadai My story starts with a less than perfect childhood that led to a far from perfect romance. I was 17 when I met my first boyfriend. We both made a lot of mistakes throughout our teenage years and we’re committed to creating a better future together. He was an absolute sweetheart for the first two years until his own life started to spiral out of control. His best friend shot himself, and than his girlfriend. A {Read More}

Hollywood Comes Out To Support Face Forward LA

Written by Dana Jacoviello Hollywood stars took a stand against domestic violence Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 to support the 8th annual Face Forward Gala presented by Ethiad Airways at the Taglyan Complex. For those who might not be familiar with Face Forward LA and what they do, they provide help and healing along with pro bono reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other cruel acts of crime and violence. The organization was founded by Deobrah Alessi and {Read More}

When Women Work Together!

Written by Jenn Sadai I recently joined a local group of female entrepreneurs and I am beyond impressed by what they’ve already accomplished. In just a few short months, the organizer has united over 200 women from a variety of industries using only social media and her personal connections. She hosted an informal social at her house and has even planned an amazing sales opportunity for all group members at a local club. More importantly, she’s created an environment where {Read More}

There’s No Excuse For Abuse

Written by Jenn Sadai Abuse comes in many forms, from many sources and most often, both the abuser and the victim find a way to justify it. I made up a lot of excuses for the way my ex treated me. He had a hard life; he struggled with mental illness, and didn’t mean to do the things he did. Deep down he was a good guy who couldn’t control his response to all the hardships in his life. He {Read More}

Dear Abuser, Or I Could Say Mom

Written by Anonymous For years I wondered what would I say to the woman who gave birth to me if I ever had the chance to release my feelings and emotions completely. What would I say to the biggest bully in my world. Would I yell and scream? Probably not, because that is what she did for years. I prefer normal and calm conversation, but by association, I did fall into that for a while years back. I tried my {Read More}

RISE ABOVE!

 Kristen Speller of Love IS Foundation A Story of Domestic violence with the Phenomenal Woman Kristen Speller  Kristen Speller and her husband Marvin Speller created and established Love IS, a non-profit foundation providing health, wellness, and nutrition to the domestic violence community of the San Fernando Valley of California. It was created in 2012. The foundation was named after Kristen’s award winning song, Love IS, which was on the 54th National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Grammy Ballot for {Read More}

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