Live

Hannah Spivey on ‘Ebony The Beloved’ and Domestic Violence

Hannah Spivey has been writing professionally for nearly three years and recently released Ebony the Beloved, a novel that tells the story of a one young woman’s struggle to survive in a dysfunctional environment. We chat with her about the book and her take on whether or not women can truly overcome domestic violence.

What inspired your creation of the character Ebony? Do you think there are many “Ebonys” in our society?

Spivey: My experiences, the real world, and loving fiction the way I do, inspired me to write Ebony. I think there are “Ebonys” all over the world. And I’m not only talking about young women who are abused by their spouses or parents. I am talking about young women who have been through far worse than Ebony — human trafficking, prostitution, mutilation, and gang rape, of course.

What lessons does your book teach? 

Spivey: The message I convey in my story is no matter how bad we think our problems are, there are people who who are enduring worse. Despite of our struggles, we can still defeat them and reflect on them afterwards.

Is there a difference between domestic “abuse” and domestic “violence”? 

Spivey: Yes, abuse is non-physical, where as violence is physical. However, both domestic “abuse” and domestic “violence” can leave a person scarred mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

What is your advice for women who may be enduring domestic violence right now?

Spivey: I would tell them to leave. Because they are no good to their children or relatives when they’re dead. Domestic violence isn’t worth sacrificing your spirit nor your self-worth for. I would give them a slew of resources such as shelters and 24/7 crises hotlines–if they don’t have internet access. Or they can search through the phone book and they’ll find services that assist women who are in a similar predicament. Women who are abused must always be reminded they are not alone and they are worthy beings.

Do you think domestic abuse can ultimately be forgiven?  Why or why not?

Spivey: I am personally am not one for forgiveness, but I commend the women who forgive their former abusers, because when you forgive a person, that person no longer has any dominion over you. And the bible does speak about forgiveness. Forgiveness is about letting go of the people who hurt you and moving on with your life. This enables freedom in your spirit, heart, and space.
Ebony and the Beloved is on sale at Amazon and is available on Kindle. Keep in touch with author Hannah Spivey on twitter @Bossladywriter.

Click to comment

Go ahead, boo. Tell us what you think.

To Top
ARE YOU READY? GET IT NOW!
Increase more than 500% of Email Subscribers!
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
Turpis dis amet adipiscing hac montes odio ac velit? Porta, non rhoncus vut, vel, et adipiscing magna pulvinar adipiscing est adipiscing urna. Dignissim rhoncus scelerisque pulvinar?
GET IT NOW
500% MORE SUBSCRIBERS
EFFICIENCY
BOOST YOUR SALES
CREATIVITY
INSPIRE YOUR VISITORS
BE UNIQUE
CREATE UNIQUE POPUPS
READY TO BUILD YOUR EMPIRE LIKE A BAUCE?
Sorry, we only roll with all-stars.
Sign up for our free newsletter to get the motivation and resources you need to become a self-made woman. We put you on to the best info out there. For real.
Your Information will never be shared with any third party. Promise.
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
All rights reserved © Company Name, 2014
Dolor aliquet augue augue sit magnis, magna aenean aenean et! Et tempor, facilisis cursus turpis tempor odio, cursus montes ac turpis. Ultrices! Massa integer augue ridiculus adipiscing, massa cras pid. Turpis placerat scelerisque, vut odio mus non, mattis porttitor, nunc odio, turpis tortor sit? Pid amet, sed facilisis.
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tandempo
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim donus
  • Montes vutario lacus quis arcupolisio
  • Leftomato denitro oculus tepircos den
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas popupius
  • Afrenius globalus spiritum tandempo
  • Fitatos vutario lacus quis arcup delis
Do you want massive traffic?
Dignissim enim porta aliquam nisi pellentesque. Pulvinar rhoncus magnis turpis sit odio pid pulvinar mattis integer aliquam!
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tubus dia montes
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico vutario
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul den lacus
  • Leftomato denitro oculus softam lorum quis
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas gulleria tix digit
  • Dualo fitemus lacus quis preambul pat turtulis
* we never share your e-mail with third parties.
Do you want more traffic?
Dignissim enim porta aliquam nisi pellentesque. Pulvinar rhoncus magnis turpis sit odio pid pulvinar mattis integer aliquam!
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tubus dia montes
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico vutario
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul den lacus
  • Leftomato denitro oculus softam lorum quis
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas gulleria tix digit
  • Dualo fitemus lacus quis preambul pat turtulis
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico vutario
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul den lacus
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER AND START INCREASING YOUR PROFITS NOW!
* we never share your e-mail with third parties.
Do you want massive traffic?
Scelerisque augue ac hac, aliquet, nascetur turpis. Augue diam phasellus odio lorem integer, aliquam aliquam sociis nisi adipiscing hacac.
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tubus dia
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul
  • Leftomato denitro oculus softam lorum
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas gulleria tix
  • Dualo fitemus lacus quis preambul bela
PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxMDAlIiBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vZW1iZWQvajhsU2NITzJtTTAiIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIiBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4+PC9pZnJhbWU+
* we never share your details with third parties.
ARE YOU READY? GET IT NOW!
Increase more than 500% of Email Subscribers!
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
WANT TO LEARN THE SECRETS TO MAKING MORE MONEY?
Sorry, we only roll with all-stars.
Join our mailing list to get access to weekly money-making tips and motivational messages, and key resources that will transform you into a self-made woman.
Your Information will never be shared with any third party. Promise.
The Mockup World.
This is Photoshop's version of Lorem Ipsum. Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
JOIN OUR CREW.*
BAUCE is a lifestyle site for self-made women. Join our mailing list for weekly emails that will help you boost your income, motivate you, and transform your life.