Make a Difference for a Domestic Violence Survivor
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
Every one of us knows someone—or is someone—who has been affected by domestic and sexual violence. As with most epidemics, the extent of the problem can feel overwhelming and leave us wondering how we can even begin to make a difference. You can get involved by volunteering, donating, throwing a beneficiary event, lending your voice to the movement, and many other ways.
My name is Marina. I was in an abusive relationship for 12 years, and married six of those. I experienced abuse at every level, which started after being in the relationship one year. One of the most common questions I’ve been asked is, “Why did you stay so long?”
I was relieved to learn that it takes an average of five to eight attempts to get out of an abusive relationship—my experience was... Read More »
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