This post is dedicated to the women in my life. It is dedicated to my daughter, my wife, my mother, my sister, my cousins, and my friends. It is dedicated to thousands of women who have been made victims, and to the thousands of women who will never be victims because of the work of Erin Weed. My current Site of the Week is the home of Girls Fight Back.
I met Erin in high school. I knew her at first only as the girl that shaved her head. Which she did to raise money for cancer research and to honor her friend that was going through chemotherapy. We became friends as time went on and I came to know her as a funny, kind, creative leader of our class.
The following comes from her blog:
Erin Weed is a professional speaker, author, self-defense expert and Founder/CEO of Fight Back Productions. Her calling to the field of violence prevention and self-defense began in 2001 as a direct response to the murder of her friend and sorority sister, Shannon McNamara. After Shannon’s death, Erin abandoned her career in TV production to study with the best anti-violence activists, personal safety specialists and self-defense experts in the world. In January 2002, she began traveling the nation giving keynotes and seminars in schools and businesses. To date, she has spoken to half a million people with her uplifting and empowering message of staying safe from violence and finding peace in the process.