"A wonderful, thought-provoking article, Jillian. I may not have had your background, but I've lived your experiences. Thank you for clearly identifying the paradox of domestic violence victims.
"My memoir, HERE I STAND, has been out since Feb. 2012 and sales are pretty good. The book tells of my upbringing as a young, African-American woman, raised by my white stepfather, who was a member of the Philadelphia Mafia.
I've also had a few…"
"Hi, Jillian: I love your name, and what you are doing is amazing. I am a freshman at age 65, because I wrote about my life of overcoming and won a scholarship.
www.soulpoetry.org is the site for my poetry, Sanctuary of the Soul (poems…"
"I self-published my memoir HERE I STAND, which will be available Feb. 2012. I used Infinity Publishing and they have been great. I designed my own cover and I paid an English professor to edit the book.
I took this route because at the…"
I am an award winning writer and filmmaker based in PA. I am also a motivational speaker and empowerment coach.
In 1995, I incorporated Jaguar Productions, Inc., a film and sports entertainment company.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My memoir, HERE I STAND, will be out later this year.
I've written a lot of scripts and sold two; The Champion Inside (sold 2010) nd Scar Across My Heart (sold 2011). I've also written, directed and produced independent projects.
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts, Screenwriting
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
TV, Internet, blogs, print
Services I offer to other writers:
Since 2006, I have been a screewriting judge for Set In Philadelphia, which is a screenwriting contest that is sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. So, I study scripts all the time to help people write better in order to sell or produce their writings.
My professional associations:
Black Filmmakers Digest, Hollywood Movie Deals
Hi, Jillian: I love your name, and what you are doing is amazing. I am a freshman at age 65, because I wrote about my life of overcoming and won a scholarship.
www.soulpoetry.org is the site for my poetry, Sanctuary of the Soul (poems of anguish, healing, hope, comfort and celebratioin). I cannot believe my endorsements: Elie Wiesel, Wayne Dyer, Nikki Giovanni, Drs. Alice Miller, Larrry Dossey et al. (14 in all).
My memoir: Ghost Child to Triumph (from a child with no voice, to someone who speaks up against injustice) needs to be edited, but I cannot afford that just yet.
I've been writing to media (Oprah, etc) for over 10 years to try and use my experience and knowledge to make a difference in the world. I'd like to find someone who would make a documentary about the 1 in 3 women living in silence, fear and shame behind closed doors because of abuse: that is over 52,431,401 women in the U.S. alone, and of course it impacts the children and all of our society.
I would call the documentary: The Silent Scream
I got a divorce after 36 years of abuse, and am a moderator of an abused survivors' group. I realize that I need just one catalyst to bring awareness....verbal abuse is rarely recognized nor understood (even therapists miss the dynamics) ...I look forward to your thoughts, comments ideas on how I can use my knowledge out in the world. Kindest Regards, Alice (over comer and wounded healer)
we did not mean to go to sea, heads bound heavily.we did not mean to take the tide, escape the crowds and families.we read arthur ransome sensibly, sink gracefully.sbm.i am now smaller, than i used to be.See More