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Kathryn Krastin
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Shared this on my radio show this morning as part of a human trafficking awareness with the Interational Justice Mission's #standforfreedom day today.  For more details see stand-for-freedom.com/ or blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory/2014/04/09/open-mic-stand-for-freedom--global-event in an effort to encourage and inspire more folks to make a difference and take a stand!
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TODAY IS THE DAY... BE A PART OF THE SHOW TODAY!

In part with the #STAND4FREEDOMDAY with the International Justice Mission, I am doing the radio show in an open mic format today about #humantrafficking and #takingastand4freedomfromabuse. Simply call into the show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory/2014/04/09/open-mic-stand-for-freedom--global-event) at (347) 850-1608 between 10a and noon CST today to tell briefly why you are #takingastand today for the freedom from these #genderviolence in any shape.

Love to hear from you today. 

Kathryn Krastin
Host of BEYOND WORDS LIVE! radio show
http://facebook.com/KrastinSocialJustice
http://facebook.com/DomesticViolenceVoices
http://facebook.com/BeyondWordsLive
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Storm here at Promesa here in Austin, TX - 04/07/14.
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Hard Facts of the Malaysia Plane?
The victims of the missing Malaysia plane have been informed today -- "Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour f...
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Gearing up for the Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Beyond Words Live! radio show.
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TODAY IS THE DAY... BE A PART OF THE SHOW TODAY!

In part with the #STAND4FREEDOMDAY with the International Justice Mission, I am doing the radio show in an open mic format today about #humantrafficking and #takingastand4freedomfromabuse. Simply call into the show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory/2014/04/09/open-mic-stand-for-freedom--global-event) at (347) 850-1608 between 10a and noon CST today to tell briefly why you are #takingastand today for the freedom from these #genderviolence in any shape.

Love to hear from you today. 

Kathryn Krastin
Host of BEYOND WORDS LIVE! radio show
http://facebook.com/KrastinSocialJustice
http://facebook.com/DomesticViolenceVoices
http://facebook.com/BeyondWordsLive
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G' Morning! Make sure that you tune in this morning to hear David Pittman speak about his story and how that led to the Together We Heal organization... 10am CST/11am EST

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory/2014/04/08/david-pittmans-story-leading-to-together-we-heal
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When is it okay to put up walls, check this out!
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Sometimes Walls Can Be a Good Thing
A friend posts today: "I just found out that a man I admired, a man I've HUGGED and had great conversations with, whose music has featured heavily in my life's soundtrack, has been charged with (and admitted to) possessing child pornography. As a survivour ...
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The Mirror
Watched the show called GLEE tonight. The phrase out the Michael Jackson (original) song "MAN IN THE MIRROR" that really struck me was: I'm starting with the man in the mirror I'm asking him to change his ways And no message could have been any clearer If ...
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Creative thinker, researcher, and strategist who loves to advocate for the underdogs in society. I enjoy hearing people ask why and love to find out why not; it provides me challenges in everyday living that makes life interesting and worthwhile. Currently, too, I'm a crisis advocate for #domesticviolence victims and survivors.
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Social Justice Expert, Writer, Advocate
Employment
  • Cafe Cinema
    Co-Host & Social Justice Expert, 2013 - present
    Social Justice Dialogues as seen through the eyes of International Cinema.
  • Domestic Violence Voices
    Founder, 2010 - present
  • I've been working at the National Domestic Violence Hotline and after working for a little more than 5.5 years I have answered more than 30,000 calls on the hotline alone (not counting the calls that I've answered on the teen line as well). (The count continues as I'm continuing to work there.) As part of my passion of being a #DVWarrior, I also run a radio show on BlogTalkRadio called Beyond Words Live, and am a part of the Survivors' Caucus, Survivors' Voices, and Legal Advocacy Network, as well as run a Domestic Violence Voices page on fb. I'm interactive with many other organizations on fb and other sites who share my passion.
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  • BlogTalkRadio (Volunteer)
    Host of Beyond Words Live Show - a platform for survivors to tell their story in their own words!, 2010 - present
    Host of the radio show called BEYOND WORDS LIVE! designed to be a platform for the survivors to tell their own stories in their own words.
  • Survive2Thrive Foundation
    Advisory Board Member, 2012 - 2013
  • NDVH
    Hotline Advocate, 2006 - 2012
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    2006 - 2012
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Female
Birthday
April 13
Other names
Crouch
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Mother, Grandmother (Mema), Advocate, Survivor, Life Coach, Photographer, Calligrapher, Artist, Collaborator, Mediator, Writer, Brainstormer, Blogger, Social Media Butterfly
Introduction
Presently, I am a Life Coach (http://beyondwordslifecoach.blogspot.com/) and Social Justice Advocate (http://facebook.com/KrastinSocialJustice) and author.  For more than 8 yrs and 50,000 crisis calls later, I have worked at the National Domestic Violence Hotline and others.  As part of my passion of being a #DVWarrior, I also run a radio show on BlogTalkRadio called Beyond Words Live (http://blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory) and founded the Domestic Violence Voices on fb (http://facebook.com/DomesticViolenceVoices) and in the G+ Community for more than 5 years.   Additionally, I have been a part of the Survivors' Caucus, Survivors' Voices, and Legal Advocacy Network, as well as other women empowerment groups.  More than 15 years of experience as a paralegal in family law, 5 years as a Victim's Advocate, 3 years as a Sexual Assault response advocate, etc. gives me a firm foundation into what I do, as well as other experiences (http://linkedin.com/in/advocateextraordinaire).

Awarded the Woman of Year Award for Economic Empowerment from the YWCA in 2013.

In 2013 we filmed and Season 1 aired in 2014, the tv show called CAFE CINEMA, where we reviewed a variety of international films with respect to their impact on a variety of social justice issues.  You can see the shows, as they have aired this year at http://CafeCinema.us

I'm also a mother, grandmother, photographer, calligrapher, blogger, writer, and so much more.

Love to hear more from you.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Legal Assistant Certificate, 1991
  • Kaplan University
    Criminal Justice w/Forensic Pyschology, 2005
  • Churchill High School
    1974 - 1978
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