About the Book
Forgiveness is for the one who gives it.
“When Silence is Misunderstood” is the gripping true-life account of Crystal Brooks, daughter of the first black female officer on Capitol Hill…and a grocery store fork lift operator who battled a debilitating drug addiction. Caught between a world of law and lawlessness, instead of reaching out for help, Crystal fell silent – until she had to fight for her life.
Physical, emotional and sexual abuse at an early age threatened to derail Crystal from pursuing her purpose, until she realized she possessed the strength not only to overcome trauma, but to use its aftermath to propel her into her destiny and help others. Through the pain and tough decisions, Crystal has crafted the life of abundance, peace and happiness she’d always longed for. Ultimately choosing herself, Crystal has emerged from the storm as a voice for herself and others, proving abuse doesn’t define us, it empowers us to break the silence.