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...................Someone's Sister : The Cause

While many musicians seek personal fame and fortune, Someone’s Sister hopes to give their money away while directing the spotlight onto child abuse prevention.

Inspired by events in Georgia Winfree's life, Someone's Sister set out in 2004 to put their music and message of child abuse prevention into motion. They began by following the words of the peace activist, Gandhi with his quote "You must be the change you wish to see in the world". They put into place a financial plan patterened after the concept used by Benjamin Franklin in his will.

Abuse comes in many forms.

Child Abuse - Some of the facts

Child abuse according to federal law is defined at minimum as any act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation.

1 in 3 women are exposed to some form of abuse in their lifetime.

What are some of the signs of child abuse?

1. Shows sudden changes in behavior or
school performance

2. Has not received help for physical or medical problems brought to the parents' attention.
3. Has learning problems (or difficulty concentrating) that cannot be attributed to specific physical or psychological causes.
4. Is always watchful, as though preparing for something bad to happen.
5. Lacks adult supervision.
6. Is overly compliant, passive, or withdrawn
7. Comes to school or other activities early, stays late, and does not want to go home.

What does post-traumatic stress disorder have to do with child abuse?

Who can help?

There are many organizations who help. Many of these groups were created to fight child abuse. Many were formed to target the healing process for abuse survivors.
The main fact is to know that you are not alone.

Toll-free Crisis Hotline Numbers

Are you a family member or friend of a survivor in need of resources?

The Law is on your side.- The Federal Bureau of Crime Investigation - Crimes Against Children

Someone's Sister: The Music

..... lyrics inpired by words from our local newspaper. This song is on our second Cd - "Calm in the Chaos"

"Because They're Out There"

Headlines said she was found dead
In a motel room all alone
They all gathered’ round at the funeral
Amid the whispers and the gossip
Of “it’s such a shame”.

Unspeakable acts never leave a heart
Unspeakable acts will steal your life

She was six years old on the school bus
She looked just like all the other kids
Nobody know the shame she was hiding
Cause daddy never meant to hit so hard

We’re here now because they’re out there
We’re here now because they cry
We’re here now because they’re out there
We’re here now because they die

Married at eighteen just out of high school
A good man to provide everything she needs
Heard she went to work one day with bruises
Those things denial and makeup cannot hide

Inside the walls the screaming, battered and bleeding
But the neighbors did not want to get involved.

Where were you when she cried?
Where were you when she died?
Where were you on all those lonely nights?

We’re here now because they’re out there
We’re here now because they cry
We’re here now because they’re out there
We’re here now because they die


Bring our Music and Message to Your School

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Various College V. Day Events

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Southeastern Women's Conference

If you are interested in having Someone's Sister come to your event or school, please contact them at someonessister@suddenlink.net or send visit them on their myspace page - www.myspace.com/someonessister.



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