Thank you for your support, encouragement and kindness throughout the years.
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“I have learned that if you really want to know about our justice system, you do not question the judges, police, attorneys and lawmakers, you go to the victims, the unprotected, the vulnerable; those who need the laws protection the most and listen to their stories. A victim’s first scream is for help; a victim’s second scream is for justice.” – Coral Anika Theill, BONSHEÁ Making Light of the Dark
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“You stand TALL amongst many. We’re all wounded but some choose to heal so that they can heal others. Continue your incredible work. It shines the light across the seas….Even here in Africa, we tell your story….I am equally touched and indignant at the same time. Your story, because it’s written from the heart, is so painful but very, very empowering, because you saw the light. God bless you for this gift to all womenfolk. Look at what it’s doing for all of us in the world. It’s reaching beyond the sea and cultural divides. I’m at a loss for worlds. Thank you, Coral, for your light.” – Nana Ngobese-Nxumala, Director, Woman Forward Political Party, South Africa
“BONSHEÁ pierces through the darkness that hides the legal system’s routine abuse of mothers and children. BONSHEÁ is a work of immense courage, a true tale of heartbreak and salvation. By exposing what was done to her by the court system, by the religious authorities and by their enabling cronies as she took the moral high ground by leaving an abusive husband, the author gives readers the tremendous gift of her hard-won insight and spiritual awakening. As shocking as it may be, Coral’s story resonates with the truth. I hear pleas for help from protective mothers like Coral every day, week after week, year after year–all of them pleading for their very birthright, their greatest right, which is to be a mother. She pinpoints, with heart-piercing accuracy, the historical hatred of females and of the feminine that has permeated societies, including our present one, for eons.
“Her personal story of living with and divorcing an abusive “religious” man who was cheered on by the community’s religious, governmental, and legal authorities mirrors the persecution of all women who, like Coral, choose to say “no” to male dominance and power. These include Middle Age “witches,” midwives, mothers who protect their children from a father’s abuse, mothers who dare to have careers and mothers who elect to stay home with their children. Coral also calls out for the only true cure for the dark side of human nature, and that is to live in the light.
“Coral’s work is a special blessing for me and for my sisters throughout this country. Not a single particle of the wisdom Coral shares misses the mark. – Maureen T. Hannah, Ph.D. Chair, Battered Mother’s Custody Conference, Albany, New York, 2013 Five Star Review
“Many mothers who seek safety from abuse are routinely prohibited from having even the most basic contact with their own children, not because they were unfit parents, but because they were outspent, out represented, and out-maneuvered in a court atmosphere not prepared to understand the needs of families dealing with domestic violence.
“To unnecessarily and violently separate a woman and her young children can represent the gravest form of abuse, with major social ramifications in generations to come.
“The price for my own safety and freedom in 1996 was an imposed, unnatural and unwanted separation from my eight children, including my nursing infant. The injustice committed against me is not just the physical separation from my children, but the willful desecration of the mother-child relationship and bond, a sacred spiritual and emotional entity.”