HARDCOVER - Butterfly Tears: Stories of Entrapment to Empowerment
Number Of Pages: 336
Publisher: Butterfly Legacy
So many women's lives are shattered before they even have a chance to begin girls who suffer childhood abuse, neglect, drug addiction, and despair.
Butterfly Tears reveals the gripping, intimate stories of nine brave women who found the strength to turn their dark, raging worlds around. Women who, against all odds, broke free of the destructive cycle of addiction and abuse to attain love, security, and successful lives. Women who have emerged as lawyers, teachers, and counselors who joyfully give back to society.
The butterfly symbology is derived from the famous parable The Story of the Butterfly about utilizing life s struggles to emerge a stronger person. These young women's incredible journeys from darkness into light will elicit both tears of sorrow and tears of joy.
From Entrapment... Abuse. Assault. Abandonment. Addiction. These are the histories of these young women. Some found themselves in gangs. Others in prison. Some remained trapped in the confines of an abusive family or a painful addiction. Society had given up on many of them. But they hadn't given up on themselves. They were ready to take a different path.
...to Empowerment Therapy. Mentorship. Education. Support. These are the bywords of the groundbreaking Pathways to Independence foundation led by Dave Bishop, a man who first had to conquer his own internal demons. Pathways motto is to focus on what s right in the world: Caring people. Its all-volunteer network of therapists, doctors, mentors, and even mechanics provides the support these girls have never experienced and allows them to flourish.
These compelling gut-level transformations offer inspiration to anyone who has suffered life's hardships to the breaking point and beyond. And they prove that there is a way out.
Hope. Freedom. Success. Independence. These are the gifts of Pathways.
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