MonsteRise is a movement to help you uncover and confront your monsters. It’s about discovering who you really are. What enlivens your spirit? What puts the fire in your belly? It’s about kicking that monster’s tail and rising above your monsters to embrace your passion, purpose and power!
2010 was one of the most difficult times of my life! I encountered so many obstacles and challenges. I was afraid of what people would think. I was afraid of change. I was afraid of failing. Every negative thing that could happen was happening to me. I felt so discouraged, so alone.
Until one day, I broke down balling like a baby to my three-year-old granddaughter who listened patiently and comforted me. Then with a natural sense of honesty and wisdom she said: Just don’t look at the monsters. It was her innocent words that gave me the courage to discover, uncover and confront the monsters you are about to meet!
L.Y. Marlow is the third generation in her family to have been a victim and survivor of domestic violence: a violence that almost took her life and the life of her unborn child. In her award-winning book, Color Me Butterfly, she tells the poignant and evocative story of four generations of mothers and daughters: the true story of her grandmother, her mother, herself, and her daughter; and the impact intergenerational domestic violence has had on her family for over sixty years.