Daleen Berry, a writer living in Morgantown, West Virginia, is the recent author of Sister of Silence, a memoir chronicling her life as a survivor of domestic violence, after she became a teen mother who had four children by age 21. Visit her at daleenberry.com.


Sexual-abuse survivor Daleen Berry is grateful for NCAA sanctions—but only if we can all stop talking about Paterno now.

Nine days after she drove her minivan into the Hudson River, killing herself and three of her children, La'Shanda Armstrong's family is grieving—and battling. They say that even in death, the father of her kids is controlling her by burying her separate from them.

The world is aghast at the story of Lashanda Armstrong, the New York woman who drowned herself and her children. But as a woman who once contemplated the very same terrible act, I feel I understand her.