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Joey L. Dowdy’s “Abuse Breaks Its Grip!”

Posted in inspiration, Self fulfillment, Uncategorized, Wellness with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2011 by JJgroove01

This couldn’t be a more talked about and controversial subject matter right now. You know this is BIG , BIG, BIG news when celeb’s like Rihanna, Oprah, Tyler Perry, Monique and “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Mary Murphy are all talking about domestic violence and their abusive past.

 “Precious” the Oscar winning movie directed by Lee Daniels helped shed some light upon a much needed to be discussed dark subject. It depicts the trials and tribulations of an obese young teenage African American female, Gabourey Sidible, who had dreams of becoming a leading girl in music videos. Yet she found her dreams were quickly shattered by her demeaning mentally, physically, abusive mother, and sexually abusive father.”
It’s a shocking revelation that far too many people experience on a daily bases. I too know first hand about the twists, and turns, of domestic violence’s gripping hold from my own personal experiences. I remember as a child being repeatedly molested by an older person who forced me to do things that violated my innocence. I too like so many others were afraid to speak out in fear of what others would think about me. I was afraid they wouldn’t believe me.” Actually, I was so confused, and I thought maybe I caused it; I even wondered if there was something wrong with me. I didn’t know who to turn to, or where to go, so sadly, I just buried my feelings. I never talked about it; I just wore the pain.
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Joey L. Dowdy’s Domestic Violence-Provocative Video “Awakens Your Awareness.”

Posted in Dance, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by JJgroove01

 Hello all,  I’m Joey L. Dowdy Los Angeles based Creator, Choreographer, Instructor, Host and CEO of World Dance Groove Fitness Entertainment. I am pleased to share with you my new provocative you tube “world dance groove 1” double feature video presentation entitled, “Contemporary Dance Domestic Violence -No Tolerance” Part 1 & 2. This first video entitled, “Movement is Medicine That Heals” conveys an array of movement.  It’s more like a dramatic potpourri, a mixture of contemporary dance combined with elements of fierce emotion, break through messages, and textual visualization all wrapped up together.

 It’s my most personal work yet because I too was a victim of domestic violence, I was molested as a child, and I grew up watching my mother struggle with being a battered wife. So putting together these videos have actually been a form of “Movement Therapy”, and a creative expressive outlet for me as well. It has helped me to resurface feelings and emotions that I kept silent for so many years.

“Rage & Rise”, soon to be released, is the second video and it’s solely dedicated to my mother’s domestic abuse conquering struggle for survival.

 You see, these videos are important because they’re dance/movement based adaptations of situations that dig deep inside to reveal the physical and emotional (the good, bad & ugly) side that words sometime can’t express. I feel so blessed that I am able to dedicate this work, and use my life experiences and choreographic skills, in helping to “Break The Silence” by speaking out which is what makes the difference.

 Come on, Give It Up! I get a feeling there are many reading this blog right now who either know some one ,or you are personally facing the same challenge. You may even feel that you don’t know what to do, like most, and or afraid to say something. 

Well, Check This Out!

 Statistics say,

“Every Nine Seconds a Woman is Beaten.

 Silence is Agreement and Participation.

 You Are Equally as Responsible If You Know Someone Who’s Being Abuse and You Don’t Fess Up.

 Nothing A Person Does or Says Justifies Them Being Abused.”

                       You Can Stop It!

 Here’s the link,


 Don’t forget to check out some of my other you tube “world dance groove 1” inspirational videos.