After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars

“Coming home should be the safest thing we ever do in this life. Where we lay our heads at night should be where monsters will not reach us. And yet, so many find themselves making homes with monsters instead.”

 

 

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The best things in life happen unexpectedly, and come from where and when you least expect it. Such is the story behind the birth of this book. It was a random trip to Ipoh that started it all. I was taking a stroll down Old Town Ipoh, along Concubine Lane, when a small shop with stars hanging all over caught my attention.

The PWW Shop is owned and managed by Perak Women for Women Society, an organization that is geared towards providing assistance to women in need. They sell new and pre-loved items that help fund the foundation’s various activities.

I was so inspired by their “One Million Stars to End Violence – Malaysia” advocacy that I wrote about it on my blog, and also encouraged my fellow bloggers to join me in helping the foundation hit their one-millionth star.

The responses were really overwhelming. Many shared their own stories of abuse and violence and how they struggled to get help. The stories shared were so inspiring that it prompted me to send an email to the foundation, and, as they say, the rest is history.

May we all be inspired by these stories; as these are not only stories of abuse and violence, but stories too of love, hope, joy, forgiveness, and healing.

****Initial copies of the book will be available for sale on September 21, 2019 (Saturday)  at BALLROOM, SYEUN HOTEL, IPOH .

****If you are interested to buy please leave a comment below.

 

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

62 thoughts on “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars

    1. Thanks so much kate…you too were part of my inspiration…yes hopefully we can have it in Amazon but for now its all the book material that will be sold..

      Most stories were sent in through mails and had few interviews..

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  1. Amazing thing to share with us. Touched me very deeply as did your care and concern for women whose head never seems to be able to lay restfully.
    Hopefully one day that will change.

    Be well

    💜💜

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  2. How wonderful mich. you have done an amazing and very necessary job. Is the book in English or not? Will it be available to us here in Endla d? Congratulations on your achievement. I never told you but my Ph.D was in Women and Violence, and it is anazing how even here in a so calked enlightened country with laws against it, etc. women still suffer from it and many get killed. You have done a wonderful job xxxx

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      1. You are very welcome mich. you have done such a wonderful thing. So sad that it will not be available here, but I pray it reaches those who need to read it. And I am sure there are many. The saddest part of it all, at keast here anyway, is that it is done in secret, and many men make sure that any bruuses etc are in places where they will not be seen by anybody. Of course, the men seem so nice and charming, outside the home, but in the home they are monsters. You are amazing to have done this,

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      2. That, i also have discussed in the book. Those who would charm their victims and make them believe it is their fault. It is also happening here Lorraine. There are so many outthere who are afraid to speak up…the hope of this book is to provide and create awareness that abuse and violence.of any form is un acceptable.

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      3. I know. I always imagined it was worse in other countries than our own, wuth women not being seen by men as people. Sadly it is a problem inherent everywhere. So sad mich. much much love to you ❤️

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  3. Congrats, Mich! 🙂 I am so excited and happy! This is an amazing thing you have done! I’m typing this comment with joy-tears in my eyes! 🙂 I send best wishes and prayers that many hearts will be touched…many eyes, hands, arms, and hearts opened…many people helped!
    We MUST continue to step out, speak up, and help those who have no voice in our world!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  4. How wonderful for you to produce a book and be a continued spokeswoman, supporter and voice for this worth cause! May you and all at the center and those who read your lines be blessed!

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      1. My pleasure! I’ve learn that the wider the ribbon the longer you have to make the length to weave it nicely 😉 The large one – I had to glue some of the ends down so it would look nice. 🙂

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