From an early occurrence in her childhood to a perilous thirteen-year relationship, Panya Dixon too often suffered from various forms of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Conflicted between love and the pain her loved ones brought on her, she consistently had to fight for her life and her will to move on.
Why Didn’t You Ask? is an expression of Panya’s truth—her trials, pains, and lessons—of which she shares with admirable transparency. Her story of perseverance, along with her guidance and education on what signs to look out for and how to handle them, will inspire you to reach out to someone who may be going through this violent situation, or, if you are the survivor, to become an advocate for yourself. Panya’s theme is simple: Ask! Even when you do not feel that it is your place to ask, or you do not know what to ask, ask anyway!
A clenched, white-knuckled fist landed hard on my face. The lights from the Exxon station became blurred and then, a momentary darkness. It took several minutes to reorient myself, but I could hear, over the ringing in my ears, his voice bellowing, “You will never disrespect football! This is my life, not just a game!”
Panya Dixon embodies the word EMPOWERMENT! In her every move, she projects positivity. She offers thoughtful, sincere, and honest words that helps nurture and develop the strengths of those around her. Panya helps strengthen confidence, allowing you to take control and regain power over those obstacles that sometimes make us feel powerless. She is an Amazon Best Selling Author and a domestic violence survivor with a testimony that she hopes will inspire others. She began leaving her mark on the world in Chattanooga, TN. Wife and mother of three, Panya and her family currently live in a suburb just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She gives back to the community as a Certified Direct Service Provider for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. She is the Executive Vice President of Member Relations with Classy Living Society and a mentor with Atlanta Glow.
2. How long did it take you to write your book?
3. How did you name the title of the book?
4. How did your family and friends react to your book?
My family and friends have been very supportive and proud of me. I realized after the book was complete that no one asked because they didn’t know what to ask or what to say.
5. When you are not writing, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering. Volunteering is good for my soul. It really makes me happy to be a Blessing to someone who is in need. It is a Blessing to be a Blessing.
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