*Acclaimed singer, author, activist and “King of Hancock Park” Norwood Young named as Spokesperson for The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) in the struggle to end domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Revered singer, author and activist Norwood Young has written an inspirational memoir entitled “Getting Back To My Me” that touches the heart as it sheds light on the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse.
In “Getting Back to My Me” … The Chronicles of Norwood Young (self-published via Norwood Publishing), this humble, compelling and compassionate personality seeks to set the record straight about his twisted past regarding sexual and drug abuse and self mutilation with the hope of helping others speak up about their pain to ensure their healing.
Behind the bravado of the man who stayed “dressed to kill” and whose court has included Phyllis Hyman, Jennifer Lopez, Loretta Devine, BeBe Winans, Niecy Nash, Jerry Springer, Michael Strahan, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Darius McCrary, Sherri Shepherd, Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell-Martin — lived a little boy ever in search of relief from keeping a burning secret. Known in friendly circles as the party king, His Royal Highness had his whole kingdom fooled.
“Getting Back to My Me” triumphantly reveals how Norwood has been able to overcome such incessant misunderstanding of who and what he is, ultimately ascending from victim to victorious. It took two years for Norwood to write his book but decades of his life to work through to arrive at the point where he could tell a story that would encourage and inspire, including a great story about how he flipped an initially apprehensive expose’ interview with deep dish TV queen Wendy Williams into what he now describes as “a friendly relationship.” Notorious Norwood Young intends for his tome to be as life-changing for others as the process of writing it has been for him. ”
“NCADV is thrilled to have Norwood join us in our commitment to end violence in our communities,” says Rita Smith, Executive Director of the Coalition. “Through partnerships like this, we are part of the national movement to encourage efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to domestic violence. Norwood’s incredible charisma and personal tale of triumph over adversity directly affects our work by providing us with the means to educate the public about the dynamics of the issue, and empower survivors of abuse.”
NCADV’s mission is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. We provide a network that promotes and unifies direct services for victims; we advocate for policy development and innovative legislation; and we strive to represent the concerns of traditionally marginalized groups.
We deeply appreciate Norwood’s support as we work to make “Every Home A Safe Home.”
For more information, please contact Rita Smith, Executive Director at NCADV at (303) 839-1852 x 105 or [email protected] and/or Tom Estey, President & Founder at Tom Estey Publicity & Promotion at (508) 451-5246 or [email protected].
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