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Book launch for 16 days of activism

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A book launch took place today in the capital city, Belmopan.  The book was launched as part of the activities under the 16 Days of Activism.  Correspondent Pauline Soberanis Tillett has the story.

A book launch took place today in the capital city, Belmopan.  The book was launched as part of the activities under the 16 Days of Activism.  Correspondent Pauline Soberanis Tillett has the story.

Pauline Soberanis Tillett, Cayo Correspondent, Love FM News: As part of the 16 Days of Activism the National Heritage Library held a book launch this morning where they introduced author Tricia Logan who shared snippets of her book “Love and Rage: Fighting Domestic Violence.” It is her personal story and talks about the situation she was in and how she got out. Love News spoke with Logan.

Tricia Logan, Author: “And the reason why I wrote this book was because of therapy for myself. I am a survivor of domestic violence and obviously I was ashamed to go to counseling so what I did was I sat in front of a computer and typed my whole pain, my story, everything into this computer and of course I called it “Love and Rage” because at first it’s all about love and as they say ‘at the snap of a finger it could turn into rage’ so that’s the reason why I named it Love and Rage.”

Reporter: We also spoke with librarian Feline Cayetano.

Feline Cayetano, Librarian, National Heritage Library: “The library was pleased to host this activity not only here but all over our other branches that were pre selected as part of the 16 Days of Activism. This book opened up the conversation all over about domestic violence, gender based violence, what you can do, what the signs are and of course the resources that are available locally when people encounter these situations. As you know the library has information that deals specifically with gender based violence that people can access year round.”

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