Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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And You All Thought I was Just An Author

Most of you who don’t know me personally probably thought I was just an author. Someone who wrote fiction and true crime. What you might or might not have known about me is this. I am a survivor of domestic violence. I refuse to use the term victim. I survived and I became stronger because of it not in spite of it. I have been in the abyss. I know how hard it is to leave and and I know what happens when one tries to leave.

I said all this to say this. On September 14th I will be at the Harvest Food and Outreach Center in Fort Pierce to speak to women who have been and may still be in a domestic abuse situation. People who have not been in that abyss have no clue how much suffering emotionally, physically and mentally abuse creates. The worst thing someone can say to someone who is in that situation is “Why don’t you just leave?”

One should never ever ask that question. The abused is already feeling worthless and to ask that question makes it worse.I will be speaking on the ways to leave, with a plan.

August 14, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. It’s wonderful that you spend your time helping others, Yvonne. And you’re right – it’s easy to ask that question, but a lot harder for the person at the center of it all, who may have children to care for, to just do it.

    Comment by Melanie Walsh | August 15, 2012 | Reply

  2. It is indeed. It is even more hard when that person has other issues at hand,. Feeling as if there is no help out there, being judged for not leaving, feeling worthless. Having no job skills, being harassed by CPS. All that piled on top of the abuse will throw the abused even farther down that well of despair.

    Comment by yvonnemason | August 15, 2012 | Reply

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