This week, Washington celebrated the release of L.Y. Marlow’sÂ book “A Life Apart” on behalf of the organization she founded, Saving Promise, a national domestic violence prevention organization in the nation’s capital.
The gathering was located at Look Supper Club with public affairs firm VOX Global as the event host for its pro bono client, and a host committee made up of:Â Kathleen Biden, Linda Daschle, Ben Jealous, Kelly McCormick, Kathleen Guinan, and Kimball Stroud. Around 120 guests attended to support L.Y.’s work as both an author and advocate for domestic violence prevention.
During the short program, Mike Festa, CFO from Xerox, (Saving Promiseâ€™s board member) endorsed the need for domestic violence prevention for businesses.
Some memorable quotes taken away from this special evening:
“Our team at VOX Global is proud to support the domestic violence prevention mission of Saving Promise. We so admire the courage and voice of L.Y. Marlow and are excited about the publication of her second book, A Life Apart. She and her stories inspire reflection, dialogue and action.” – Robert Hoopes, VOX Global President
“I’m proud to support Saving Promise and it’s mission to prevent intimate partner violence in America. LY’s personal story provides a message of hope that is truly inspirational.” â€“ Kathleen Biden, Host Committee Member
I hope that writing will always impart a message to my readers. Iâ€™m not interested in writing for the sake of writing. I aspire for my books to move our world to a better place. Just like with Color Me Butterfly where my goal was to open a dialogue on domestic violence, in A Life Apart I hope to spark discussion about race relations â€“ a persistent issue in our society.â€ â€“ L.Y. Marlow, â€œSaving Promiseâ€ Founder and Author of â€œA Life Apartâ€
â€œSaving Promise is inspired by four generations of mothers and daughters in my family that survived more than 60 years of domestic violenceâ€”the story I tell in Color Me Butterflyâ€”and my granddaughter, named Promise, now the fifth generation. But this is not just about my family. Itâ€™s about every family represented in this room. Domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men. Domestic violence is a public health issue that cannot be ignored. Just as I was moved to stop the cycle of violence in my family, I hope to prevent this violence in all families across the nation.â€ â€“ L.Y. Marlow, â€œSaving Promiseâ€ Founder and Author of â€œA Life Apartâ€
A Life Apart is found on Amazon.