Darlene Ellison at White Rock Lake

 

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Meet Darlene Ellison

Darlene Ellison at White Rock Lake

Hi, friend! Welcome to a community that is, well, evolving.

My name is Darlene Ellison and life thus far has been quite a ride.

Just like all of us, I’ve had the good, the bad and the ugly. I’ve laughed until I peed in my pants and I’ve cried until I ran out of tears and feared the smile muscles in my face would never work again.

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Welcome to Evolution of SHE

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Life is complicated. Life is noisy. Life is chaotic.

Life is beautiful. Life is fun. Life is a series of moments that sometimes link to moments past and future, yet sometimes they stand alone.

Life makes me smile, sometimes while fighting back the tears; sometimes in hysterical laughter.

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CNN with Suzanne Malveaux interview with Darlene Ellison

CNN with Suzanne Malveaux

CNN with Suzanne Malveaux – a discussion with Darlene about child sexual abuse, Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State scandal. Watch video here.