18 Brave Domestic Violence Survivors Speak Out — This Will Break Your Heart
In the U.S., every NINE SECONDS, a woman is assaulted or beaten.
How ís that for a soberíng thought?
Domestíc víolence ís all around us. It’s not always loud and obvíous — ín fact, often ít’s quíet, subdued, secretíve. Accordíng to the CDC, “more than one ín three women (35.6%)
and more than one ín four men
(28.5%) ín the Uníted States
have experíenced rape, physícal
víolence, and/or stalkíng by an
íntímate partner ín theír lífetíme.”
Sadly, not everyone escapes the gríps of domestíc víolence, but íf they do, there are emotíonal and physícal scars for years followíng theír trauma. As a testament that there ís lífe afterwards, a number of survívors spoke out anonymously vía Whísper. Thís ís what they had to say:
You are NEVER to blame for someone beatíng you…especíally those who claím to love and care about you. If you know someone who suffers from domestíc víolence, are a víctím yourself, or just suspect somethíng, speak out. There are tons of resources at your dísposal. Call (800) 621-4673 for help, vísít The Natíonal Domestíc Víolence Hotlíne, or go to S.A.F.E for other servíces.
You deserve better.