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Local Poet Offers Hope to Domestic Violence Victims World Wide
Author/ Poet, and domestic abuse survivor, Keaidy Bennett, is using her personal journey to help others who are addicted to their dangerous lovers.
By: Keaidy Bennett
Her debut poetry book follows her through the ups and downs of the treacherous relationship.
“The first time he punched me in my face it hurt for days. It hurt to smile, to chew, to laugh, it even hurt to pray. The only voice I had then was through my poetry.”
Although the book does not describe the abuse she suffered at the hands of the man she loved, it does capture her emotions of bliss, love, anger, and confusion over a man she craved so much that she compares it to an addiction.
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Although it was a long, difficult process, she credits her book and her readers to get her to finally have the strength to leave. “A reader approached me at a show I was performing at, and she told me how my book saved her life. That was life changing for me. Before then I had felt weak for giving up on a man that I loved even though he didn’t love me back, but she reminded me just how dangerous it could be to stay. Just like any addiction, I tried to justify it, but I had to kick it cold turkey. I relapsed a few times, but it was all to prepare me and strengthen me into the woman I was meant to be all along.”
Thanks to the readers all around the wolrd who credit her book, The Chronicles of a Love Addict – A Collection of Poems from a Love Junkie, for changing their lives, Keaidy has made it affordable for anyone.
Go over to her blog, ChasingABabyAndADream.com and click on the ‘Books’ section so you can order the e-book for only $0.99.
“I was no match to fight him back,” she says, “but my voice and the support of other survivors was all I needed to win the war.”
About Keaidy Bennett Keaidy Bennett is the owner of ChasingABabyAndADream.com where readers get life, love, and parenting advice from someone who is an expert in what not to do. She credits her stubbornness and inability to follow the advice that helps everyone around her as the knowledge she needs to continue to help those around her.
For more information about The Chronicles of a Love Addict- A Collection of Poems from a Love Junkie, please visit www.ChasingABabyAndADream.com or contact Keaidy Bennett at 407-925-9357