LOCK HAVEN — Local author Christina Williams will hold a book signing Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. on the third floor of the Ross Library.
Williams was one of many authors to share her story and two personal photographs in the anthology book “#SheWins2” a sequel to the best-selling book “#She wins” by Alisa Divine.
Williams is a domestic violence survivor and advocate. She specialized in prevention education at the women’s shelter in her neighborhood where she was once a client. She is now the founder and creator of the Facebook page, Damsels-N-Distress. The site aims to help trauma victims identify narcissistic abusive behaviors and understand what and how abusers do.
An excerpt from Williams’ book reads: “He insulted me, belittled me and degraded me until I no longer felt like a human being. I don’t really know what got into me except that I intuitively reached my breaking point and saw a way out – finally.
Williams’ story is one of 10 featured in the book, which follows the same format as the first book. Each chapter begins with black and white portraits illustrating the emotion of violence. The women share their stories and each chapter ends with a victory. Color portraits celebrate the irrepressible spirit of the survivors. Despite the atrocities suffered by the women, they insisted on perseverance and won.
Women share their experiences to expose domestic violence – it thrives in secrecy. They intend to open conversations, education and resources and continually encourage more women to stand up, speak out and get the help they need.
#SheWins 2, is available on Amazon. You can also connect with Williams on LinkedIn or email him at: [email protected]
Copies of the Williams book will be available for purchase for $25 at the book signing. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Roads to Peace, which helped Williams when she returned to the Lock Haven area.