DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
This book will offer some strategies that will help individuals move from the trauma of rape and sexual assault to a place of healing, recovery, resilience, and purpose. The intent of the rapist is to satisfy their need for brute control over an individual while satisfying a sexual desire. This book will help Individuals get control back in their lives. Those who have felt shame, guilt, low self-esteem, dirty, isolated, and alone can move to a place of peace, contentment, and power.
As I began to read this awesome book, "Grace Over Rape", all I could think about is regardless of what we may go through in this life, the "Grace of God", is ever-present with us. Grace is God's Unmerited Favor, which will not allow shame, disgrace, pain, resentment, or even hatred, to distort the BEAUTY of whom He created us to be. And although we may not readily understand why bad things happen in our lives, somehow and someway the Grace of the Lord can turn what looks and feels like a terrible mess, into a "Powerful Overcoming Message of Victory" to help heal many others.
Thank you, Dr. Hill, for helping to open the eyes of those who need to know about the tragedy of rape, incest, and sexual abuse, and for speaking life to those who may be on the fringe of giving up, and most of all for giving words of encouragement and strength to those who have a message of hope, healing, forgiveness, and victory, through "God's Grace Over Rape"....
Blessings and God Grace, Dr. Madelyne Douglas, CCPhD
Dr. Hill thank you for writing on such a sensitive and delicate subject. Each of your stories and analogies is relatable and unravels layers of hidden pain and undiscovered purpose. This book holds a wealth of information and encouragement to those who have been abused and misused while being an effortless read.
Carolyn Stampley Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Speaking up for the poor, the fatherless, the widow, and the
Evelyn Hill has served on the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education from July
of 2009 through January of 2018. During her tenure on the Board of Education,
she was the President from July 2014 through July 2017. She values education
and believes every child has the right to receive a quality education. She
embraces the fact that we are lifetime learners.
Hill believes we need to prepare this generation of students for the global
workforce, which is very different from the workforce of yesterday. This new
generation of learners must be prepared to excel in the technical fields of the
new laptop, smartphone, and iPad learning tools and beyond. Technology is
changing rapidly, therefore, education strategies of academic success must
change rapidly. Technology should not eliminate the soft skills that
include positive people skills of verbal conversations.
Hill is currently Director of Equity and Justice at Avenue of Life, a community
development organization whose focus is on empowering poor families to become
financially self-sufficient with an emphasis on advocating for families who
have been challenged with judicial system issues and beyond. Dr. Hill has
worked strategically with Avenue of Life, KCK School District, and other
agencies in the Kansas Community Leadership Enterprise (KCLE) collaborative to
decrease the number of homeless kids in the school district. The
original number of 1400 homeless kids has been decreased by over 50%.
the death of George Floyd and other African American civilians in 2020 along
with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Hill has been moved to speak up for the
under-served communities in our metropolitan areas around the country. We have
watched for over 50 years the unfair and unjust systemic issues that continue
to plague our communities of color. All lives matter! Not just white
lives or blue lives. Black and brown men and women across our country
have been killed by our law enforcement entities. Too many mothers of
color have had to bury their sons and daughters for needless reasons. Too many
of our sons and daughters are victims of our own neighborhoods from continued
black-on-black crimes. Enough is enough!!! Dr. Hill has been
moved to work toward solution-based ideas with other local citizens in the
Justice and Equity Coalition.
Hill enjoys public speaking, group training, and facilitating. She has spoken to
crowds that have included up to and beyond 2500 listeners at high school
graduations and KCK public school employee convocations. She has also spoken at
churches, corporations, non-profit organizations, and universities both locally and
beyond. She has pastored two churches. She is often called upon to serve
families who are un-churched and have no money for funerals, counseling, etc.
Dr. Hill is very passionate about empowering women and children through
education. Dr. Hill is also very passionate about the civil rights of all
humans. Justice issues must move from talk to action that frees the
innocent and oppressed. Justice must meet the requirement of "being
just and fair" and values the life of all humans regardless of race,
economic status, or citizenship.
Hill has served in many volunteer positions over the years including but not
limited to: the Mayor’s Diversity Council, Heartland 180, Caring For Kids, MAAC
board of directors, KCK Chamber of Commerce board of directors, consultant to
the Mayor of Richmond Virginia for Youth Involvement in City Administration,
Leadership 2000, Keeler’s Women’s Center, Joyce Williams Center (Domestic
Violence Shelter), Wyandotte County United Way, The Unified Government of
Wyandotte County, The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, the Mayor’s
Clergy Roundtable and The Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Youth Homeless.