Serena Williams beats a Spirited Garbine Muguruza in Wimbledon 2015 final to claim ‘Serena Slam’

SALUTE!!! Congratulations to Serena Williams
You inspire me to one day pick up my racket & play again…

#SerenaSLAM

Repeating Islands

Serena Williams of the U.S.A and Garbine Muguruza of Spain pose before the start of their Women's Final Match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London

Serena Williams wins 6-4, 6-4 to claim sixth Wimbledon title, meaning she now holds all four grand slams, London’s Telegraph reports.

Serena Williams won a sixth Wimbledon title on Saturday, as the world number one became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam crown with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Garbine Muguruza in the final.

At 33 years and 289 days, Serena surpasses Martina Navratilova as the oldest player to win Wimbledon, and any of the other three Grand Slams, in the Open era.

Serena’s sixth Wimbledon crown brought with it a slew of other remarkable landmarks that underline her credentials as one of the greatest female athletes of all time.

The American’s 21st Grand Slam crown and 68th tour-level title earned her a cheque for £1.8 million ($2.7 million, 2.5 million euros)

But it is her legacy rather than her bank balance that concerns Williams these days and…

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Ntozake Shange, “sorry” aftermath of domestic violence/poetry

#theLASTstraw
#beyondTHEbruises
#noMORE
Thank You for sharing this power-FILLED reflection…so many will be inspired to LOVE and EMBRACE the Resiliency & Courage within…

Poetry on Violence and Healing

The following post was left on http://www.the-laststraw.com

I am survivor. I have been out of the relationship since June 2010. I was hospitalized for the most recent incident in June with a fractured lumbar spine and multiple contusions to my face/head. Two black eyes, both lips fat, broken nose and other numerous bruises over my body. If I didn’t hide in the woods he would have killed me. He is in jail and the trial is starting September 30th. I saw the evidence pictures for the first time 3 days ago. When I saw the pictures of what he had done to me, it became real. Up until then it all seemed like a dream. The court is saying that this is one of the most heinous crimes against another person they have seen in a very long time. As hard as it was to see the pictures, they gave…

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Poem: She Left no Bruises – poem about man being abused

This is a profound piece…
Written from a Man’s perspective, yet extremely insightful for all optics…
#beyondTHEbruises
#noMORE

Poetry on Violence and Healing

A kind man sent me this some time ago and I don’t know if I ever posted it.  I will be included in a collection of poems that will be out soon.  I thought of the men out there that feel so alone, this poem will hit home.
Love & Peace,
Rebecca

She Left No Bruises
by Matthew D. Leichty
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She never hit, she never struck,
So there was never any concern,
For she left no bruises,
No mark, no damage,
And she loved me the next day.

When her fury raged,
And she spat out insults,
They were only words;
They left no bruises,
And surely you can not consider them violence.

When I wept,
And asked her the reason for her cruelty,
She explained,
Were I only to defend myself
Then it could all be stopped,
And I was only being tested.

I nodded, and said I…

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