i cannot ever come up with the words to
talk about violence.
but at the same time,
it feels like i have a million paragraphs to get out.
team ashley is a facebook page encouraging
victims of domestic violence to open up about their stories,
leave their attacker,
and raise awareness about domestic violence.
i was impressed by her story last year.
she fell victim to a very evil man.
a guy who threw her out of a moving car going 65 mph.
she survived and now lives to tell her story.
another girl who fell victim to the same guy lived to tell her story.
i am in awe at her courage.
i wanted to write & share what happened to me in high school.
i am actually terrified, scared, and completely shaky to type it out.
the sole reason is because i have only told my school counselor & bishop.
not my mother, my best friend, or even my husband.
i feel like these encouraging girls are helping get stories out
in a positive manner to have current victims open up.
and i couldn't be more privileged to do my part and help a little.
in high school,
i dated a boy who was abusive to me.
for three months,
i was hit, touched, yelled at, and pushed.
i got out of the relationship quicker than most women do.
& i can whole heartedly say it was one of the best choices i have made.
i reached out around my school, community, and courts
trying to raise awareness that violence really is common.
1 in 4 women will experience violence in their lifetime.
most likely..someone reading this right now is currently experiencing violence.
i want to encourage anybody in a violent relationship
at home, school, work, anywhere,
to seek help.
This website is helpful.
it has a crisis hotline number that is very helpful.
you are not alone.