Tag Archives: Women’s Safety

“How long did you feel you needed to be on guard after leaving an abuser?”

The Color Code of Awareness

Condition white, you are relaxed and unaware of what is going on around you. The doors and windows are locked and you know you are safe in your home.

Condition yellow DOES NOT equate with paranoia or any other irrational fear of persons or places. Instead, you simply have moved your alertness to a level of attention that will prevent you from being totally surprised by the actions of another person.

Condition orange, you have identified something of interest that may or may not prove to be a threat.

Until you determine the true nature of whatever has piqued your interest, your “radar” is narrowed to concentrate on the possible threat and will remain so focused until you are satisfied no threat exists.

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Women, can you defend yourself?

Women. Can you defend yourself against an attack? Would you? The “J” Team series portrays women struggling with violence. The characters share their successes, failures and overcoming fears and apprehensions through emotionally griping dialog and physical skills. The agents’ physical and emotional responses to antagonists draw the reader to the protagonists’ techniques and style used to overcome adversity. Jessica, Rebecca and Elisabeth encourage readers; to leave abusive situations, to change their environment and to accomplish their goals and dreams. Jackson and Jason exemplify supportive colleagues, comfortable with their sexuality/masculinity, exemplifying … Continue reading

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