Third Eye Books Presents. Portland Author & Community Healer Javelin Hardy
The Girl Inside Me is a story about a little girl's life collected in a poetic format.
About the Author.
My name is Javelin Hardy. I was born and raised in a small town called Minden, Louisiana. I now reside in Portland, Oregon the past 30 years. I began my journey of writing when I was seven years old as I searched for answers about things beyond my imagination that I saw with the eyes of a seven year old child; family dysfunctions, abuse and drug addictions. Writing became my sanctuary. I ventured out as I got older and pursued a degree in social work. I took sociology and psychology classes and read a lot of self-help books. I saw counselors who could not related to the things I was trying to express-trapped as a woman by what the little girl inside me had seen and suffered from. It was not until I started studying how drugs and alcohol causes turmoil in families that I understood why I had not been protected and why I did not feel safe as a child. The past four years I have been sharing my story with family, friends and strangers and realize some share the same story. Some are in their healing process and there are some who are too afraid to share the secret, so they suffer in silence. I will live the rest of my life trying to dismantle the silence of sexual abuse done in the black family and passed on from generation to generation. Its time we put a stop to abuse and heal our black families. Please join me in reading “The Girl Inside of me and It Takes a Journey to Heal.” Both books can be found here at Third Eye Books Accessories & Gifts LLC.
Javelin is the proud mother of two grown sons Jonathan whose 30 and Wesley whose 27 and I have two beautiful grandchildren.