I’m going to be honest, when I got the email from Kate (Over at Kateonthinice) & Britmums I knew straight away I wanted to be involved. I wanted to take part. I wanted to put my voice into this. I want to make a difference. And all of a sudden I don’t know what to say. I watch the video, which isn’t explicit, it doesn’t show violence. It hints at it, it nudges you gently into the fact it is happening.
It softly drops you into the reality that there are women out in the world being abused. And hiding it.
I am going to share it with you, I don’t care if you have seen it before. Please watch.
** Lauren Lukes injuries are fake, but someone somewhere has the real ones.
What would you do?
Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 woman. 1 in 4. 1 in 4.
Half of woman ages 18-21 have experienced atleast one domestic violence.
65% of women who experience domestic violence don’t tell anyone.
Two women are killed by a current or former partner every single week in England and Wales.
Domestic abuse isn’t just about violence, it can vary, it can be emotional torture, & financial abuse. The bruisings of domestic abuse aren’t always visable. Whats more is we as a society can turn a blind eye, even when this person is close to us. Why? Why do we do this? Is being beaten up shameful? Is being verbally beaten daily too difficult for us to deal with?
If there has ever been a time where woman have placed themselves in more powerful positions it is now. We fight for other countries who need our help, we pledge money, we send valuable resources, we raise money for animals & wildlife.
While our next door neighbour is being reduced to a bleeding, broken shell of a person.
It is time to take action. It is time to make a difference. It is time to care.
We need to stand for Mothers, Daughters, Wives, Sisters, Grandmothers, Friends & Strangers.
There some beautiful things you can do to support this campaign. Some easy things too.