I had the pleasure of attending a phenomenal event to kickoff National Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Saturday.
The 6th Annual Purple Affair was hosted by visionary Tamiko Lowry-Pugh, the founder of The Still Standing Foundation located in Atlanta, GA. Tamiko wears many hats as an author, empowerment speaker, book publisher, domestic violence expert, legislative advocate, mom, wife, sister and is a friend to many who have crossed her path.
As a survivor of domestic violence, she has accepted God’s assignment to lead other victims down the path of hope and healing. She will not only guide your journey but fight for you every step of the way.
This annual event is an extension of her dedication and love for the fight. Let’s paint the night purple!!!
Meet the beautiful Tamiko Lowry-Pugh
Tamiko and hubby Kenny Pugh
Meet the beautiful co-host Aurea McGarry, domestic violence Sur-thriver
Aurea McGarry and Hubby
Meet songtress Angelica Monroe Boudreau
Angelica and Aurea
The beautiful ladies and their handsome hubby
Next are the co authors of the newly release Wounds to Wisdom…The Survivors Series Volume 1.
Some of the beautiful co authors.
Thank you ladies for sharing your stories of survival.
The handsome co author
Thank you for being the voice for the men dealing with domestic violence as well.
Co- Host Yamma Brown Alexander of the James Brown Family Foundation is wearing this dress!!
Tamiko and The Still Standing Foundation team
What I loved the most about this event was the sea of smiles and support for a very important epidemic in our community. This fundraiser/gala was full of beautiful individuals standing up, showing up and being humbly recognized for being the voice for the voiceless.
This last photo I believe is the most powerful one of them all. The signatures of survivors who have made the decision to stand for one more day.
This topic hits home for me as I watched my mom get beat to a bloody pulp daily by my dad as a child. Although I was too small to stop him from hurting her I am now big enough to fight against people like him from hurting others.
If you would like to learn more about how to become a supporter please click the link www.facebook.com/TheStillStandingFoundation.
Thank you Tamiko and The Still Standing Foundation for all you do.
Until next time survivors…
Remember we are only alive to live this journey one time so let’s
make the best of it!!