"I could come join you." I pressed send on the text. "You could stop by here for a bit. We are going till 5." came the reply. I had just gotten off work and my boyfriend had been volunteering at the Spirit of Giving event at the local women's shelter. I started driving toward the … Continue reading Then and Now, Coming Full Circle
People Who Experience Abuse 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults. Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her … Continue reading Why not?
"Are you sure?" "Of course I'm sure." "But you're 20 years old and he's the only boyfriend you've ever had." "And we're getting married in a month. Everything will be fine." Yes I was young and naive, yes I knew nothing about relationships and yes, I was that 20 year old girl, marrying a 24 … Continue reading Taking Responsibility: Why Being in a Domestic Violent situation was my fault
"He's calling! Turn off the radio! Everyone, Be Quiet!!!" I shouted to my Sisters, Mom, and Grammy as my cell phone trilled. An instant silence over took the mini van as they obeyed. I flipped open the small device, "Hello" I muttered into speaker. "Hi, I got off early, I'm on my way home." the … Continue reading Be Quiet!