I met Denise over a year ago. She wanted to build a website so more people would know about the classes she offered so that she could help more people. Her fierce determination is matched in her bold, blue eyes and her compassionate, open heart.
I gladly helped her build a website, but it quickly became clear to me that there was an underlying story she wanted to tell.

Thankfully, she accepted my invitation to publish her story so that people everywhere would understand how real and essential women’s self defense is for every woman of every age. In joining with the #YesAllWomen campaign, we are rereleasing this book that has so many stories of women who have been abused with the hope that the world can become a better place for all women.

Thank you, Denise, for letting me help tell this amazing story!