In Memory

Kayla would have been just a manufactured memory to her family, friends, and children, had she not taken the courage to walk away from her abusive husband.

She found out she could leave only after he tried to kill her.

Let there be no more Kayla, let every woman live a life they deserve.

Together let us join the rest of the world in celebrating the hero in every woman, this MARCH 2021

Yes! There’s no place for complacency.

Sadly though none of us will probably witness the end of the culture of violence in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children.

But, we can all play a part.

Women have the right to live free from violence.

Let your voice be heard

 Read more true and inspiring stories of abuse and violence in my book “After Rain Skies” (available via KOBO.COM)

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, 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 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 – –

26 thoughts on “In Memory

  1. This is such a powerful portrayal of a terrible situation which grips so many of our sisters across the world. We must do all that we can to support the initiative. Writers unite!


  2. It is hard standing on the sidelines watching a woman of abuse that is a family member stay with him everytime something happens. And once they are free and he wags his finger and they go back is the worse feeling.


    1. I agree, this is indeed very difficult – witnessing a family member being abused and knowing that after all the drama she will still go back to the very same man..


  3. This is so powerful and important, SweetMich! Thank you for keeping it in the forefront. People must be educated and challenged to step out, speak up and make life better for women and children in our world.
    I’ve known too many battered women. 😦
    I’ve been able to help some. And others aren’t yet ready (for various reasons) to attempt changes, so I keep loving them and letting them know that when they are ready I’m ready to help.
    (((HUGS))) ❤


    1. Thank you too Carolyn for all that you do to help…and yes, for those who are not ready to make the necessary changes, the least we can do is continue to love and support them…😊😊😊

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  4. It’s so sad and such a shame that it’s a reality and I’m very much with you when you say, we can’t erase it in this generation but surely each one of us must be a part of this movement..
    very well put dear Mich!! A strong post ❤️


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