“Coco McAtee, I thank the stars everyday that we had that conversation and I decided to have you come and talk with my Girl Scouts. That is one of the best things I think I ever did for those girls..."

Coco McAtee LSCSW
Family Life Educator | Speaker | Facilitator


 

Telling the Truth About Bodies

 

Missing Women Found

May 12, 2013

Rescue of Three Women
I must admit the anger I felt about another heinous situation involving young girls, violence, sexual, physical and psychological.  The six year old child’s early development affected by torture of her mother.  What has this child witnessed?

I again recommend Jackson Katz’s work on men, leadership, and violence prevention.  Equipping our youngsters with knowledge to contend with a culture that glorifies gratuitous sex, violence and simply careless treatment of people in general.  Of course, I would never get up each day if I did not choose to find the beauty, the tenderness and just actions of countless individuals.  Just today, seeing a young tech at an area hospital tenderly escort an elderly gentleman from several floors above to the exit and his car, showing patience and what I felt was reverence for this gentleman who was a bit frail but I imagined would not want to be treated with less than dignity and kindness. I stopped the tech to compliment her and her generosity of spirit.  Thank you for another glimpse of love in action. May the young women and child heal after their harrowing ordeal.  May they know that kindness and love are theirs again.