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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted in Leading You to Love, The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

I had to sign this confidentiality agreement before speaking to a room of domestic violence survivors. All month, I’ve been heading to shelters in the Urban Resource Institute (URI) network throughout NYC, reading from The Man Curse, and conducting the workshop I created based on my novel. This can only happen after signing the confidentiality agreement below that promises to never reveal the location of any shelter. Imagine being in a relationship that ends with you having to hide from the one you love? #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth






Raqiyah Mays Brings “The Man Curse” to Domestic Violence Shelters for DV Awareness Month

Posted in Leading You to Love, The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

October is #DomesticViolence Awareness Month. I’m looking forward to working with Urban Resource Institute (URI) again this month, heading to shelters, reading from #TheManCurse, empowering, inspiring, and motivating DV survivors through literature and therapy. If you know of anyone in need, or are a victim yourself, please reach out for help and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233.



My First Official Workshop: Leading You to Love of Self

Posted in The Man Curse with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

This week’s appearance was at a Domestic Violence shelter in Brooklyn, funded by URI, an organization that provides shelter to women, children, & their pets in secret locations across NYC. Pictures weren’t allowed. So here’s the scene: Tears, testifying, hugs, & thanks coming from women – millennials to baby boomers – and their social workers after I gave my first official “Leading You to Love of Self” workshop. “It was empowering.” “I’m inspired.” “Thank you.” “Where can I get your book?” “When are you coming back?” All quotes that made me smile and know very clearly that my job was not only well done. But necessary and completely fulfilling of what I am now very clear is God’s purpose for me. ‪#‎Empowerment‬ ‪#‎TheManCurse‬ ‪#‎Amen

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