Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence is any behavior of which the purpose is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Abuse is a learned behavior; it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome Author, Kendra Weenie who will share some of her story and talk about her journey of self-care and healing.
Kendra is a Cree woman from Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan. She is an author and inspirational speaker and facilitates self-care workshops for women and youth.
Listen to the podcast here:
Authentic Touch Points
- Kendra’s journey. 2:15
- Seeking love to fill the void. 5:10
- Looking past the red flags. 8:55
- Feeling trapped. 11:00
- When my attitude shifted. 12:35
- Watching for red flags and trusting your gut. 20:00
- Learning and implementing self-care. 23:15
- Talking honestly with children about domestic violence. 27:20
Kendra’s book Surviving Domestic Violence is a memoir that outlines the challenges of breaking out of the intergenerational cycle of violence. She shares her experience of growing up in poverty on Sweetgrass First Nation, being raised by a single mother, and circumstances leading up to her former abusive relationship. She also talks about how her life changed after giving birth to her daughter Kalayah. Most importantly, she explains how she was able to take control of her life and learn the importance of self-love.
Join us to hear Kendra’s messages of hope and self-care while discussing her healing journey.
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