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Forget Staying! It’s Time to Stop the Cycle of Abuse…

“When it comes to abusive relationships,” says D. Bryant Simmons, “there is no gray area. No one deserves to be in an abusive relationship and there is no valid reason to stay in one.”

Author of the new book, How to Knock a Bravebird From Her Perch (January 2014), Simmons is passionate in her fight against domestic violence.

Domestic violence crosses all racial and socio-economic lines and should, likewise, be universally unacceptable. Leaving an indelible mark on Simmons, she has witnessed abusive relationships through family and friends. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, Simmons is uniquely qualified to discuss the impact of abuse on women and children.

Insightful, knowledgeable and impassioned, Simmons can discuss:

  • How to recognize signs someone might become abusive
  • Tips to look for if you suspect a friend or family member might be a victim of abuse
  • Practical steps to get out of an abusive situation
  • How to protect children from an abusive family member or friend
  • Why no one should ever stay in an abusive relationship
  • Learn how to safely walk away and when the only answer is to run
  • How to discuss prevention with teens and adolescents

D. Bryant Simmons was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor Degree in Sociology. She later earned a Master Degree in Elementary Education. Her passion for social justice, female empowerment, and children’s rights is evident in her writing.

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How to Knock a Bravebird From Her Perch is available online and at select bookstores.