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About edmashek

I have done some of everything. I have Associate’s Degrees in Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Repair. I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Business Administration with a Political Science minor which I completed Magna Cum Laude. I completed a certificate program at Georgetown University on Comparative Economic and Political Systems while interning at a PAC on Capitol Hill. Most recently, I completed my MBA in just one year. I survived a botched birth, numerous surgeries, totaled many vehicles, and live with sarcoidosis. I have spent years volunteering for such organizations as The Humane Society, the Prosanctity Center, Camp Easter Seals, and many other organizations that do good deeds. I am handicapped by a wrongful conviction stemming from taking a ride in a stolen car that I did not steal when I was 18, and a wrongful arrest in 2005 that resulted from a computer error. Even though I have a letter from the judge explaining this, they refuse to remove it from my record. I am an avid couchsurfer, and have traveled to about 40 states and 25 countries. I have met and count as friends some of the best people in the world, but have also spent a lot of time around those the world has forgotten. I am an avid wrestler, MMA fighter, motorcyclist, and writer. I am currently working on getting my first book, an autobiography, published. Above all, I am a survivor of severe childhood violent and sexual abuse that occurred in and around the state-licensed home I was placed in at 3 months of age. With all I have done, the effects of that abuse still determine my actions and endeavors more than anything else, and that is what I am doing here. This blog and the associated work I am doing will serve to start an organization or bolster an existing one to work towards eliminating child abuse, teaching prevention and cessation in schools, lobbying our politicians to put the rights and safety of children above any political agenda, and if abuse does occur, to hold those guilty responsible for their actions, no matter how much time has passed or what their job title may be.

Violence in Our Society: If you don’t want to talk about the real issues, at least listen to this story about them.

It’s now been a year since the Sandy Hook shooting, and Colorado just made the news again with another shooting of their own, a mere few miles from the one that started the media sensation with such events, Columbine. Numbers … Continue reading

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I am Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick’s Child

  I rant.  I like to think I am quite good at it, but I am no George Carlin.  I want to be a writer, and am trying to finish a book, but for the last couple years, ranting is … Continue reading

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My first blog!!!

Hello Everyone, and welcome to my blog.  I am searching for a publisher for my book “When Your Life is not Your Own” which is the story of my abusive upbringing in a state licensed foster home and the long-lasting … Continue reading

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