Category Archives: THE JOURNEY OF I & I ‘BLOGS’


Mother’s demeanor before and after her son’s death in a hot SUV raises questions

Too many tragic stories like these are becoming more and more common place. The flaws of humanity are shocking at times.

Anderson Cooper 360

Authorities are taking a close look at the actions of Leanna Harris. Her husband Justin is facing murder and child cruelty charges in the hot car death of their 22-month-old son Cooper.  Now some are asking whether she will also be arrested. Jason Carroll takes a closer look.

CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin, Paul Callan and Mark Geragos look at whether Leanna Harris’ statements may have incriminated her.

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Keeping Them Honest: Sex offenders violating parole

How long must victims be subjected to the knowledge that offenders and abusers are not dealt with seriously? It beggars belief and only hinders many thousands of other silent victims from coming forward and speaking out about the atrocities they are suffering.

Anderson Cooper 360

Disturbing new developments in a story AC360 reported on last year: sex offenders in California brazenly violating their parole conditions and barely getting a slap on the wrist. Drew Griffin’s report was sparked by a whistleblower who said she believed the public was in danger. Now that she has spoken out, she is paying a price. Drew Griffin has the latest.

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New details in the case of the Detroit boy found in his father’s basement

Any kind of abuse makes me more determined to keep Breaking the Silence!


Anderson Cooper 360

Court documents reveal shocking details about a 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his father’s basement after going missing for 11 days. The boy claims his stepmother put him there as punishment after accusing him of lying about the grueling workouts he was forced to endure. The story made national headlines when the HLN’s Nancy Grace broke the news to the father that his son was found alive. Susan Candiotti has the latest on this bizarre story.

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Stand Up & Be Counted & Show Your Support to Bring Awareness to Ending Abuse

5.0 out of 5 stars Review by Augustus Bartholomew, 31 Dec 2013
This review is from: The Journey of I & I: [The Definition of I & I] (Paperback)
Reviewed by Augustus Bartholomew

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Sunday 29 December, 2013

A brilliantly written memoir by an unknown Author. From the very first page, indeed, the preface pages, I was hooked. I immediately found myself wanting to know more about the main character of the book. Reading through chapter one I felt I was indeed accompanying this young ‘child’ on a journey of drama and a vast array of emotions, so authentically descriptive and emotive. The whole book feels and reads authentically. The majority of biographies I have read just leave you feeling somewhat depressed and battered and bruised, but this book also somehow leaves you feeling uplifted and inspired. A very motivational read. In fact, I eagerly await in anticipation for this Author’s second installment of her life’s journey. I would recommend this book in a heartbeat and therefore give it a worthy five stars out of five. Excellent.

5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome and inspirational book, 28 Jan 2014
By Sandy 
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This review is from: The Journey of I & I: [The Definition of I & I] (Paperback)
From the first page I was hooked & felt I was experiencing some of this with the author. A very thought provoking book but one I was unable to put down. I feel so very blessed to be able to read such a sad but also uplifting true story. I take off my hat to the author for allowing me through her words a better understanding of childhood abuse and her courage in maintaining her dignity and living a fulfilling life with her children. Thank you so much. All the best for the future and hopefully more great books xx
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspire Yourself, 22 Dec 2013
By MrJSaf 
This review is from: The Journey of I & I: [The Definition of I & I] (Paperback)
I honestly can not remember the last time I encountered such a genius yet concise interpretation of a ranged symphony of emotions and experiences. The writing style by Jah SiSTAR (such a unique pen name by the way) is nothing short of amazing. Biographies and the sort are more often then not bogged down by too many words in an effot to fill page space and bad experiences can be dragged out leaving the reader feeling sympathetic yet dragged down. This entire book is based on terrible and scarring experiences yet the frequent interlacing of the good and bad experiences and the overall overwhelming yet ever so real motivational factors, left me feeling rejuvenated. All of this in addition to the fact Jah siSTAR came out of no where/from under the radar with such a great first book, makes her book not just a fantastic READ but also an incredible JOURNEY. I recommend this as a life-changing read.

Perpetrators Beware! – you don’t stand a chance once our Voices are heard loud and clear!

You can recognise survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so that others will know that they are not alone

Survivors of abuse show us the strength of their personal spirit every time they smile. 

Validate and encourage their courage and determination to survive and heal in any way you can. 

Organize & Support & Encourage & Inspire Others to Resist! & gain the Courage towards Healing!

Together, United as Individuals & as a Community, we can take on the Predators! 

Let’s Break the Silence to End the Violence & Abuse by working and coming together to make our VOICES a Resounding SHOUT!!! 

Do not be the one who continues to empower them with your Silence!

Perpetrators BEWARE – you don’t stand a chance!







Healing Journey

There is a moment in our healing journey when our denial finally crumbles and we realise and acknowledge that our experiences and it’s continued effects on us won’t ‘just go away’. That moment in time is our break-through moment. It is like the sun coming out to warm and nurture the seeds of HOPE so that those tiny seeds can grow to flourish in our personal garden of Empowerment.

Survivors are often incredibly aware and perceptive. What was born of necessity becomes a response that is both gentle and understanding.

Abuse does not define you so honour yourSelf for all the ways in which you tried to take care of yourSelf during the abuse – as you emerge with an unbroken spirit.