"I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't" - Audre Lorde
I know what it's like to pick up the pieces. I know what it's like to feel confused. I know what it's like to become a statistic and wonder if life will ever go back to the way it was before. After surviving the experience of rape at the age of 19, I vowed to enlighten women on preventing sexual abuse in their own lives while helping others who have endured similar situations.
By talking about issues like sexual violence, domestic abuse and women's health, we can take back the power and learn facts designed to save lives. This blog intends to create a community dedicated to informing and empowering women about issues they face each day.
According to the Huffington Post over 38,028,000 women have faced physical harm from an intimate partner and the trend continues on a global scale. Our culture might capitalize on issues like domestic violence with trending conversations on social media and graphic pictures on the news. But still, with numbers much larger than most bank accounts, physical and mental harm towards women has become an American epidemic.
In the wake of disaster and in everyday life, women need to know that their voices have not gone unheard. There are a number hotlines, websites and organizations just waiting to help. My blog is one of them as it serves as a source of insight into understanding different forms of trauma women have experienced.