Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Glimmer of Light

Brandi: Lisa R. Should Be Disappointed in Herself

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kyle: I Have Never Had Anyone Put a Hand on Me

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: More Fighting and a Peeping Tom

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Glimmer of Light

Taylor shares why she's so passionate about the 1736 Family Crisis Center.

This was a very special episode for me as I had the opportunity to share my passion for working with victims of domestic violence. It was also a difficult episode as I shared a very personal story. I have been a volunteer for the 1736 Family Crisis Center for six years now and the experience is one I cherish deeply. 1736 provides life saving support to families 24 hours a day through five shelters, three community service centers and five crisis hotlines. The work they do rebuilds lives, fosters hope, and creates a future for families who have endured painful life circumstances.

Witnessing domestic violence in my home at a very young age left a lasting impression on me. We were blessed with a strong family support system and I was quickly removed from the situation. Many of the families at 1736 and other shelters are not so fortunate, and suffer far too long not knowing where to turn for help. My hope is that sharing my experience and talking more about the long term effects of domestic violence will help put an end to the cycle of abuse and give those in need a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please call 310-370-5902 or 213-745-6434 or 562-388-7652 (collect calls accepted) or visit 1736fcc.org for more information.

I found the day of self-defense training I did with Adrienne to be incredibly empowering. I have a long way to go before I can kick butt like she can but, I’m going to keep practicing.

Thanks A!

Until next week, take care. xo T Please follow me on Twitter @TaylorATweets