Author Bio; Patricia A. McKnight

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Author, Patricia ‘Trish’ McKnight, may be a child from our past generations but she is using her extremely evil childhood to inspire parents & communities to provide resources of help & healing for all persons dealing with some form of past or present abuse, violence and/or trafficking issues today.

Ms. McKnight, is of those souls who has endured a lifetime in a trained tolerance, almost an expected acceptance of evil, throughout more than thirty years of her life. In her adult relationships there were repeated abusers who terrorized, controlled, and even tried to take her life many times, but yet she never left them. What was it that kept her in this hell? Why didn’t she leave?

This incredibly strong survivor speaks today, through many venues and platforms; explaining how she was a ‘trained’ child who had been taught to expect nothing different. Even when she finally realized she deserved kindness and love, she still didn’t believe there were resources to help her and her children rebuild and recover from the endured painful years of trauma.

Her story has been compared to the New York Times Best Seller, ‘A Child Called It’, by the amazing Dave Pelzer. The extreme evil against this one incredible soul has been used by Dr. Brenda Markert-Green as a teaching guide to her students through Le Sierra University’s Online Psychology course for upcoming therapists. Dr. Markert-Green has shared, ‘The memoir ‘My Justice’ gave my students a secret window into the soul of one child, woman, mother who kept searching for peace and love, but instead found only one violent abuser after another. It allowed my students to connect deeply with her inner battles from the trauma and how desperately she just wanted to give her children the best; however her wounded spirit could not find the right path. My students were completely swept away by the ongoing years of trauma and the destructive behaviors it left behind.’

Trapped inside her own private hell for decades, Ms. McKnight, has finally found her courage and freedom. She published her years filled with unbelievable horror in the memoir ‘My Justice’. A book she says is so disturbing she wishes she would have put a warning label for others. As one of the other survivors who read & reviewed this story stated so well, ‘It was as if the child opened up to finally tell the world her story, and all in one breath it just fell out onto the pages.’

An exquisitely written journey to find safety, love, and happiness; ‘My Justice’ is an intense read. The pages are filled with both a child’s crying nightmare and a spirit who just could never give up. You’re raw emotions will be ignited. You will scream, be outraged, cry, and cheer her on as she stumbles in a trance-like acceptance of hell. Your views of these actions against our children and our partners, will certainly be changed forever. You will feel the need to do something now!!

‘These actions, which we’ve been taught to hold in secret within our family unit, are life altering. Studies have been done over and over again that reveal the Complex P.T.S.D. Syndrome, which is often diagnosed; is at the same levels of our returning veterans. We herald them, their families support them, guide them, and the resources keep building to help them recover. However, when you say you carry the Complex P.T.S.D. Syndrome from being a ‘prisoner of war’ within your own home, and especially as a child who can never fight back and doesn’t have a weapon or any mode of protection; it is then society somehow tags you with a Mental Illness and discards you, but yet you must maintain a life and professional career as if nothing happened; you cannot seek retribution or financial benefits due to ongoing battles with Statute of Limitations; victims are left to struggle and find their own support system of those who will even believe them and help them see what life & love is really about.’

‘How can we expect our children to flourish in their lives, when we are turning away from the voices of those crying out for our help? They need and deserve our support, after all their HOME may be filled with some of the most evil actions including torture, rape, and trafficking.’

Ms. Patricia McKnight

Today Ms. McKnight is a voice heard across the web on her own Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio ‘Featured’ broadcast through the Blog Talk Network. She’s founded the not for profit organization of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery and speaks whenever invited to include such venues as; Community Churches, Rallies for Awareness, Key Note Speaker for Rescue & Restore, part of a panel for St. Clair County’s Domestic Violence Reform Program, and gave a two hour presentation at the Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan at their Annual Victim’s Advocate Training Seminar in Bay City.

This survivor has come a 1000 miles from the victim she once was. It is the need to end the cycle moving forward within her own family, which continues to be her drive and strength, but it is the survivors she mentors and those who have friended her and supported her journey that she gives the highest respect & gratitude. In her own words she shares their mission; ‘Connecting Hearts & Holding Hands to give our children a better world tomorrow.’

You can connect with ‘Trish’ throughout many of our social & professional sites. You are also invited to check out the fully developed website at www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com or listen to her on the talk radio network at www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflydreamstalkradio. You will find ‘My Justice’ , along with its many reviews, available through Authorhouse.com, Amazon.com, BN.com, and almost all other leading online book resources. Her hope is to get this book read by other college students who are studying to be future educators, therapists, psychiatrists, & psychologists. It is recommended by the Highly Accommodated Five Star Reviews from Teaching Mentors & Therapists, Advocates & Survivors.

A closing message from this Author/Mentor/Speaker/Radio Host/Survivor; Founder & CEO of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery,

‘Always believe anything is possible with you in the active equation’

Positive Affirmations:

You deserve as much love as you freely give to others

You deserve a safe place to lay down your head at night

Your deserve respect, kindness, happiness, compassion

You deserve roses in your garden of life!!

Patricia ‘Trish’ McKnight

Email: butterflydreams@live.com

Available for Speaking, Research, Crisis Support & Resource Assistance

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I am a survivor of over thirty years trapped inside the silence and brutality of Family Crimes, Child Sex Trafficking, and a life lived pattern of tolerance for over 30 years in almost murderous relationships. In Feb. 2011 I chose to publish the truth about what happened in our home, the community around me, and the learned patterns of self-hatred and tolerance which became such a huge factor in my life. My life today was built through publishing 'My Justice'. I never would felt worthy of life, breathing, love & respect with first healing myself. There were many things the traits and tragedies that influenced my life seemed to control everything inside me and it was nothing but sadness and fake emotions. Only by facing the horrors I went through, the choices I made as a woman & mother, then relating to the greatest guilt I have; how the trauma behavior has affected my children's lives. It's my hope to help others get through their battles, regardless of the type of trauma because when we hurt our lives are forever changed. This graphic, violent memoir is NOT SUGGESTED FOR ANYONE UNDER 14 years of age. It discusses the permanently wounding life and the cycle of destruction that held me in expecting/tolerating ridicule and violence in my adult relationships. This truth was published to inspire others to take an in-depth look at their life and behaviors as a result of their past. Connect the dots of your rebuilding in understanding the pattern of adult choices in coping addictions, parenting, and partners; even affecting our careers and self-sustainable life. I'm so honored to have 'My Justice' used at the collegiate level for psychology classes, upcoming therapists and educators. Today my life is very blessed. I'm finally safe, finally truly loved, finally feeling the magic of what life is supposed to be like. My greatest power only began to show when I first made the choice to end the violent relationships and behaviors around my children; to give them something better, something SAFE!! In choosing to share my own story, I've also gone that serious extra step to educate myself through years of research, attending training opportunity, and collaborating with other advocate resources, abuse, sexual harm, and the experts digging deep to recreate help and healing. I've chosen to use my past as a way to inspire a greater good; hopefully somehow change the cycle of tragedy in our homes so that we empower our kids to live a more positive path. The best education we can give, is a survivor of traumatic experiences who can use what they felt then and what they wish they would have had available; those who could have and should have said something. We can change things for our life today, but best of all in healing our wounds, we give communities a supportive working strategy in assisting the people in our lives. One step at a time, one caring soul at a time, we can give them a path to changing our human society as a whole. This is a tell all, which was written in the midst of my third nervous breakdown as I struggled to put all my distorted pieces back together, help my children understand how the violence I tolerated against me invaded their emotional well-being. My children have always been my world, but my behaviors, lack of healthy parenting and life skills, and an inability to remain stable has caused another generation of suffering for my grandchildren. This is a very difficult thing to watch and the continued tragedies that seem to keep affecting the choices in my family. Writing this book was only the beginning of trying to release all that has haunted me for so many years. I have finally removed his thick, cruel, coal stained hand which trapped me in fear for decades. Those hands and his evil, her housemaid and caregiver; they created a slave and that slave submitted to horrific and brutal attacks but always felt it was her burden to bare. I lived with that hand holding me down to terrorize and steal away my voice, holding me captive in the dysfunction of the aftermath and casting a shadow of darkness on everything good in my life. Living in the true spirit of freedom, I have now become a strong advocate against the life cycle of human destruction. We cannot live stuck in the tragedy of hardships and pain. Life is meant to be lived, to be enjoyed, to see what you can do and what you can achieve, to find out what is important to you. We all become adults. We all have a burden to bare. Stand up and keep moving, keep living, keep dreaming. You have two choices in recreating and rebuilding yourself. Do you stay stuck in the dark shadows of your past? Do you dig deep and find that spirit that kept you alive so that you could become the proud, strong, capable, resilient, kind human being ? Which do you choose and how will that choice affect your children and theirs? We can be supportive, provide resources and suggestions for help so that families suffering with addiction or past trauma themselves can find a recovery balance to rebuild their family in a more positive life pattern. We will recover, we will rebuild, we will conquer the pains of yesterday to live in the true sense of life, freedom and safety today. Patricia 'Trish' McKnight Author: 'My Justice' Fndr/CEO: Butterfly Dreams Alliance, NFP Mentor/Advocate/Speaker/Survivor

3 thoughts on “Author Bio; Patricia A. McKnight

    1. Thank you so much, be careful with the read, especially if you are a survivor. It may trigger a lot of memories for you and some of those may not be very pleasant depending on your history. In respect & kindness, thank you ~~trish

      1. I have read only a third of your book and I feel so terrible not only for your pain and suffering; but, disgust for the parents and system that failed you. You are so brave to confront the demons who kept you in living hell for too many years. You have my support, deepest empathy, and encouragement going forward.

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