What People Say
Krista Fink could be your daughter, your sister, your neighbor, your co-worker, your child s teacher, or your best friend. For years she kept her abuse a secret from her family, friends, and co-workers, even from herself. Read her deeply moving story with your heart as you learn how love and pain co-existed within the bonds of her marriage, how her dreams of happily ever after died one at a time, and how her personal terror escalated as her world fell apart. Krista shares her experiences and insights with honesty and realism as she describes her journey through love, broken promises, denial, pain, confusion, and despair to her bittersweet moment of clarity that allows her to take back her power and get away. She finds empathy and encouragement from a local victims support group of the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program, and as she begins to heal she finds her voice. She shares her story with community groups, churches, and civic organizations, as well as the students in her high school English classes. On the pages to follow, Krista shares her voice with you, the reader. As she reveals her hopes, her fears and disappointments, her struggles and her strength, her courage inspires us all to find our collective voices and join together to raise awareness, protect and empower victims, and ultimately to end domestic violence, as we create a world where we no longer need shelters to keep women and children safe. --GeorgeAnn Grubb, Director YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program, Charleston, West Virginia
About the Author
Krista Fink is a survivor of domestic violence and a high school teacher. She shares her experiences with her students so they will understand that it can happen to anyone, and that no one deserves to be abused. She gives presentations to medical professionals and advocates and is also available to speak to community organizations and educational institutions. She serves on the board of directors at the YWCA where she received support while recovering from her abuse, and she is active in fund raising for victims of domestic violence. Krista lives with her husband and children in West Virginia.