My Take On Senator Jeff Flake Confrontation In Elevator

My Take On Senator Jeff Flake Confrontation In Elevator

October 8, 2018 0 By April Kirkwood

Four Positive Things To Takeaway on the Senator Jeff Flake Confrontation

Hi, my name is April Kirkwood.

I am an author and a Mental Health Counselor, Aka a therapist with a new book out, Working My Way Back to Me, about my personal adventures through early childhood trauma.

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Have you ever been in an elevator and everybody puts their head down and no one says anything.Well, I gotta Tell You, I’m sure you’ve heard about the whole Kavanaugh mess and how senator Flake was kind of barricaded in the elevator by two brave women. I want to publicly commend you both right now. They took a vital step for all of us by talking about their own sexual harassment and rape issue. They  spoke for women everywhere .

But you know, thinking about that. I watched it over and over again and I thought there’s a lot positive coming out of this. I mean, yes, it’s crazy. Yes, It’s kind of embarrassing for our country. Yes, it’s a mess.  And watching it is just so emotional and thought provoking, but I think we

can get a lot out of this.  In fact, to enlarge it to many experiences in our lives,   I think we can get a lot  if we just turn and look at it from another perspective.

So today we’re going to talk about four great things that you,

yourself can take away from this entire Supreme Court nomination fiasco.


1 : Never be afraid of your truth. 

In my book, Working My Way Back To Me, I talk about my family’s drug addiction, molestation, adultery affairs, and I was a little afraid but I needed to tell my story to share it with others to make a change.

What is your story?

What are your secrets?

Bring them out of the basement, out of the closet. Come out and talk about them because there  are people out there that need to know your story.

2 :  Be Open Minded
Get out of your glass house everybody else because every roof has a leak. Support people: Men, women, children. As a guidance counselor, when some kid comes in and tells me a story, I don’t poo poo it and say it didn’t happen like that. Oh, that’s probably not the case.  If somebody comes to you and bears their soul, like these two women did with the Senator and God bless him, you could tell he was deeply affected. Open up the shutters. Have your eyes open up the eyes of your heart, open up your ears and listen.

Please listen.

We need to support each other.

We need to tell our truth!


 3:  Women are ageless in their power

You are a wealth of wisdom. Men and women of any age have so much to contribute. I don’t care how old  they are.  They knew what life is about. They are  seasoned in life and that’s not something that you can get when you’re 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20. If I knew at 25, at 30 what I knew now, and if someone would have reached out to me and if I was willing to listen, my life would have taken a completely different turn, not to mention my children or my career and everybody else. There is no age limit anymore. You don’t have to be a grantee sitting on the porch waiting to kick the bucket.
4 :  There are wonderful men in the world trying to do what is right.
Look at that senator from Arizona. I love him. You could see the emotion as the women shared their thoughts. He wasn’t closed down. He wasn’t rude. He didn’t slam the door on them. He didn’t call off all of his security and guards. He listened.

We need more of that, don’t you agree?

“Men stand up. We need you. Women need you. Children need you. I need you be therole model. I thank you, Senator Flake. I thank you Brave woman. There’s good in everything and there’s good in you.”

When fear creeps just tell fear.

“Thank you. Fear for pointing that out, but I don’t need fear in my life. Take fear and throw it out the window.”

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Until we meet again:

I love you. I praise you.

I appreciate you. You are God’s child.

Great things happen to you. Nothing can stop it.

So it is. 


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