A Conversation with Maureen Ruhl – Frozen Tears

Laurie Ann Smith, popular radio talk show host of ‘The Whole Issue,’ sat down with very special guest, Author and Advocate Maureen Ruhl.

Ruhl grew up in a time when people were too embarrassed and unable to talk to their children and/or grandchildren about child sexual abuse. They did not know how they should approach the subject. Most would not know where to begin or how to find the right words.

Looking for an answer, she created an activity book for children titled ‘Frozen Tears’ that she believes is an excellent teaching tool for parents, caregivers, counselors, teachers, doctors, and nurses. Her goal is that it will open the conservation and help both the adult and the child on their way to discussing childhood sexual abuse.

Ruhl said, “It can be a difficult and uncomfortable topic to discuss, in fact I would hope so! It was a difficult subject to write about but it finally opens the door to true, constructive, dialog and finally puts an end to excuses.”

This was the first sit down interview for Ruhl. She has several scheduled appearances in January 2021.

Maureen Ruhl on Video

Listen to the full conversation on YouTube.

Donna M. Kshir is a 15x bestselling author (2008-2016), publisher and columnist featured in over 50 books. She is a writer who seeks truth and justice for children exposed to abuse. She speaks out and writes against these injustices done onto children. Donna’s work has landed her on the Barnes and Nobles, and Amazon’s bestsellers list multiple times.

Donna is an activist. She used her influence in the growth of gaining national support (serving as president) for Michigan nonprofit Dreamcatchers for Abused Children from April 1, 2008 – February 13, 2015. On January 1, 2009, Donna created, produced and hosted Dreamcatchers Talk Radio; Michigan’s largest 24 hour child abuse internet radio educational network until she resigned in 2015 to become the face of Your Voice Radio’s popular show, Two Nana’s at Noon. She also used her influence in the growth of gaining national support for Conner’s Law, making child abuse by murder a violent crime in Kentucky. She united with Erin’s Law in 2013 and in June 2016 she and her best friend and sister advocate Lee Roberts co-founded Advocates United for Humanity. Donna is a member of the Nonfiction Authors Association, received the NNPAAW Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and a 2016 and 2018, 2019 nominee of the Pinnacle Awards and the 2019 Diamond Quill Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

​Donna writes under several pen names and advocates for those in need. She has spent much of her life dedicated to giving back to her community. Donna has volunteered her time and talents with various non-profit organizations over her lifetime, animal rights, volunteered at her children’s schools, in youth groups and gives of herself as she is able with God guiding her journey, as her health allows. She enjoys a quiet laid back lifestyle with her family!!

For more information, visit Donna’s official website at: www.donnakshir.weebly.com