Bio

IMG_70241

Monica M. Medina (M.M.M.) is 27, born and raised in Illinois where she completed her undergraduate in the field of Psychology at Northern Illinois University in 2014. A field she was driven to pursue after her 45 year old mother’s life was suddenly taken in May 2009 trying to flee from a life of domestic violence.
Venturing off into the field, M.M.M. eagerly and intentionally left winter behind forever and moved to the West Coast of Florida. She is a staff writer for Venice Gulf Coast Living Magazine and no longer believes in living more than 15 minutes away from the ocean. 
After nine years of drawn out court proceedings enforced by her stepfather’s manipulation, M.M.M, and family finally had their day in court on August 8th, 2017.
In her debut book, The Third Returnshe captures, with explicit detail, what a lifetime of violence for a victim and children involves and how witnessing abuse can have lasting effects. Her story will dive into subjects such as the emotional conflict of love and hate for an abuser, the struggle to keep a relationship between the abuser and the victim, finding strength after grief, overcoming the unexpected,  finding peace and growing from deep scars. 
She hopes to shine a new light on the issue of domestic violence by allowing women to see their situation from the eyes of a child. She believes that every life is beautiful and reminds every soul…

You are a Beautiful Life.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

(For the most part, the information below is fairly accurate, but there are some skewed parts. Send me your questions, be glad to clarify anything.)

12 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really loved browsing your weblog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I am hoping you write again soon!

    Like

    1. Thank you, I appreciate that. The loss will always bring heartache, but I’m more focused & interested on the good that has come from those years since; which is helping others realize they possess a beautiful life. Will definitely keep writing, you do the same! And thank you for visiting!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. So good to bring more light into this issue. Children often are the forgotten or unsupported victims. And the damage done is so profound. Many blessings to you.
    Thank you for the follow. Appreciated

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Soul Gifts! You’re encouragement is much appreciated. I agree, the family as a unit is effected and the children are strung along; at the mercy of their parents decisions. A lot more light will be shed on this topic in my upcoming book, The Third Return. Hope I can get you a copy 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. M.M.M., you signed up to my blog, and I’m really happy to have you as a regular reader. I have just now looked at your (beautiful) blog and am deeply moved by your personal story. I also congratulate you on your book. I know how hard it is to get a book out (I’m doing the same thing.)

    Two months ago, I wrote a post on my blog entitled “Femicide, a culture of domestic violence in France (and around the world)”. I guess you read it. (link below). The statistics are staggering. Since I wrote that post in September, more women have been killed in France.

    Yesterday, a major French newspaper published an article entitled Féminicides : Etat coupable, justice complice (Femicide: the state is guilty, justice is an accomplice). The article opens with this statement: Depuis le 1er janvier 2019, 127 femmes ont été assassinées par leur conjoint ou ex-conjoint. En France, une femme est tuée toutes les quarante-huit heures. (Since January 1st, 2019, 127 women have been killed by their partner or ex-partner. In France, a woman is killed every 48 hours.)

    The facts are clear: governments and the justice system the world over are simply NOT DOING ENOUGH to eradicate this evil. Murderous men are given light sentences, or no sentence at all, just a warning. We need a lot more coverage and awareness of this tragic subject. I wish you all the best in your courageous endeavors.

    https://julietinparis.net/2019/09/19/femicide-a-culture-of-domestic-violence-in-france/

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Juliet, thank you for the congratulations on my book. It was and still is a difficult process, but so worthwhile.

      Your perspective is important because it speaks to common insight that I know to to be true over years of experience, education, reading and discussions with people on this subject and that is Domestic Violence is everywhere. It has no bounds.

      Although the justice system is in place to protect people, the real work needs to be done on an individual level. Violence like this will always continue to be a problem unless we has a collective race understand how to love one another. There is so much work that needs to be done on the individual level before we can even begin to love another person. For example: people enter into relationships for a number of poor reasons in order to avoid a variety of their own problems- this only prevents real love from flourishing. We just need to be willing to do the work and sadly, not many are. But the ones that do will find themselves in great relationships exchanging true, genuine love.

      Like

Leave a Reply to M.M.M. Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s