LaDawnna offers advice to women who are victims of domestic violence.
The advice that I would give to victims of domestic violence, one is make a plan. You have to make a plan.
Stick to the plan and once you’ve gone in it, go all the way. You cannot stop. You cannot stop. Your whole thought has to be, how can I make this better?
How can I improve what has happened to me? How can I take that negative and make it into a positive?
And then you just have to go forward. Let nothing stop you. There should be no excuses. My saying is no excuses. No excuses. You just have to go forward.
I really believe I can do anything. I am at that place and when I say anything I mean anything. I can build anything. I can sew, make anything, and I haven’t been to school for this but I’ll try.
And if I fail the first 15 times, I’ll try again because I just don’t believe there’s nothing that I can’t do – I don’t.
Even going back to school, being illiterate, I still knew that I could, I kept thinking I am not stupid. I think. I can’t be stupid. I don’t have a mental problem so I am capable of getting my life together.
And then just loving you. The best advice is learn to love you. Forget everything that he says because for sure he didn’t say anything positive to you.
Forget everything that he said and believe everything that you know to be joy in your life. I am a wonderful person. I am beautiful. I am smart.
I can do anything. Nothing is impossible for me once I make up my mind. Have a made-up mind and don’t go back, never go back.
About LaDawnna Hudson:
Pastor LaDawnna Hudson is the CEO and founder of Women of Power International as well as the first lady and pastor of Shield of Faith Christian Center in Mesa, Arizona. LaDawnna's desire to help women stems from her early years of abuse, depression and poverty. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan in the late 50's, the fourth of nine children, she saw firsthand the struggle of her mother and other women being undereducated, suffering with low self-esteem and being abused by men who treated them more like property than wives. She too suffered hard times, she was raped, beaten, strangled, suffocated, ran down by a car and married to a man who tried to kill her twice. LaDawnna's journey through her troubled past motivates her to help other hurting women change their lives.