Pamela with her four children: Ellestancia, Elijah, Jazzmone', and Isaiah
About Pamela Mary
Pamela Mary is a daughter, sister, mom, and auntie, but most importantly, she is a child of God.
Pam is the fifth of thirteen children born to Lee and Elizabeth Boone. She is a native of South Bend, IN, where she excelled in academics and was active in athletics and other extracurricular activities. Pamela was involved in cheerleading, journalism, photography, student counsel, orchestra, and various book clubs. She also participated in youth group and youth choir and enjoyed finding time to volunteer.
Pamela dreamed of one day becoming a wife, mother, and social worker.
Her bubbly personality, kind spirit, and innocence often drew people to her.
At the age of eighteen, Pamela was off to college. She understood the importance and positive effects of physical movement and chose to major in physical education and dance. She continued to be heavily involved in extracurricular activities, and even joined the Alpha Kappa Omega sorority.
It was during this period of time when Pamela's life took a drastic turn. She experienced horrific violations of her body-both physical and sexual.
This trauma greatly affected Pam, and she left college.
But she didn't give up on her dreams.
When Pamela was twenty years old, she met and married the would-be father of her four children. However, throughout their relationship, she experienced a level of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse that no human being should ever have to endure.
In the midst of the nightmare that she was living, she received her four jewels-her beautiful children.
After eight years of marriage, when her twins were toddlers, Pamela knew that she had to get out-to save herself and her children.
With the help of her family, Pamela was able to escape, but not without deep wounds for which healing is still taking place.
As part of her healing journey, Pamela begin to write again. Her powerful poetry is one of the ways in which she has chosen to share her story. From her pain has come her first book, entitled Survivor.
Pamela's hope is that through her words, others will know that they are not alone, and there is hope on the other side.