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"This work for me is more than work," states Ms. Estell as the March session of the Alive & Free Training Institute wrapped up. " It's serious, and I take it seriously. The information that we share, that's given to you is more than words. It's a lifestyle." Participants are educated about the disease of violence.
The writing for Not in His Shadow began in 2009 as a conceptual piece for de-mystifying fairytales and how they impact the lives of girls. It wasn’t too much longer when a different story began to emerge, so I elected to shelve the fairytale project. The result is a whole new book about love and loyalty between high school sweethearts.
The Alive & Free Consortium is a group of international professionals and organizations dedicated to preventing violence. The members come from states such as Nebraska, New Jersey, Alabama, Maryland, and countries like South Africa and Canada. Closer to home in California, we have Consortium members in Fairfield, East Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and Richmond- to