Alarice Motivates! - I AM Alarice!
Creating Domestic Violence Awareness Through Education - Company Message
I AM
“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.”
C. JoyBell C.
 
As a disciple of I AM, my drive is unyielding. There are times when you believe that you were born for one opportunity only to find you have been wrong in your direction.  Now that I am very clear about my mission and who I am to serve, I am at the door of breakthrough.
 
I am an average woman, there is nothing extraordinary when looking at me, however my life journey has been everything short of a walk in the park-not meaning to boil  it into a simplistic platitude, just explaining it accurately. I am the single parent of four sons, (which shapes me and allows me the flexibilty to tap into issues involving our youth). I don't consider myself a guru. I have no bells and whistles or formal titles which proclaim me to be a studied scholar. However, I AM A Survivor. A survivor with a cause.
 
Why this cause?  I didn't choose abuse, abuse chose me. I was exposed, as many of us survivors,are at a very young age to sexual abuse and then again to very emotional experiences which imprinted my life and made me to believe that this was how life was suppose to be, in both of my marriages I endured 21 years of abuse.  It wasn't until I was on the brink of being murdered by my second husband did the light bulb turn on. 
 
 
December 30, 2010 was my resurrection it allowed me to understand that God had better for me. I signed myself with a great therapist and dedicated time to healing me and what was left of my family.  Abuse had taken a toll on my children and their behaviors were straight out of a medical text book.
 
Healing continued as I sought to be educated.  I realized that understanding leads to clarity. Thus I enrolled in college to continue the education which I had abandoned so long ago.
 
The positive in my life is that I have had several factors which allowed me to work through abuse.

1) A belief system which has helped my tremendously to move forward.
 
2) A support system which includes many special individuals who sometimes I believe were created to accompany me and share in this journey. 
3)  The "gift" of  connection. 
These values further my love for outreach and educating all victims.
 
 


“I can no longer stay quiet in this world, I have a voice and I feel it reverberate off my internal walls, making its slow climb upward until its melody can be heard all around.”