Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019. 7:02 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Belizean author, Tricia Logan, is using her life experiences and craft to assist women and girls affected by domestic violence through the launch of her new book “Love and Rage.”
Logan’s official launch of the book takes place in the United States on August 11, but she has set aside a date in September for an official Belize launch as well. She spoke with Breaking Belize News (BBN) today, explaining that the publication was some 21 years in the making, and is being launched this year in keeping a promise to her late mother.
Logan said that, as a survivor of domestic violence, she took to writing as her therapy, which eventually gave her the strength to share her story. That story brought her back to Belize, to speak with high school students about issues surrounding domestic violence. Logan also started working with Haven House Domestic Violence Center, which will receive a percentage of the proceeds from the book sales.
She emphasized that she hopes her story will inspire victims of domestic violence to seek help and to break away from the shame that is often associated with it.
“And I am begging the friends and family of these women, do not turn away from them. Do not call them stupid or tell them that they deserve it. Don’t be judgmental towards them. If they reach out to you, just be there for them,” Logan said.
Logan plans to tour Belize in the future to speak to more high school students. She is also scheduled to be a guest speaker during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the end of the year.
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