Today in class we had a deep dive conversation about Domestic Violence and I realized that a lot people don’t understand it. Someone said, “why can’t the person just say no or just leave?” If you can’t understand that then I certainly hope you never do. “I hate bullies” I wish you understood it so much more than that. It’s not bullying it’s about making who you are not exist anymore and becoming the object of the person hurting you through manipulation, mental abuse, sometimes physical violence and destroy your life, controlling everything using fear. “She can’t be a victim of domestic because there was no physical violence” this is so not true at all because to be honest, bones heal, bruises disappear, cuts close but mental wounds don’t close, heal or disappear. The abuse becomes a illness like cancer. It can go into remission, but unless you nurture it or work with it, it comes back and breaks you. It hurts you, it makes you sick, it makes afraid again, it makes cry and wanna give up (Don’t). Your mind becomes a castle that is filled with water of memories and your chained to the floor. All you can do is keep swimming and stay at the top for air. Eventually your muscles get stronger and it becomes easier to stay up but if you give up one day you start to drown. It’s not as easy as leave, don’t think about, don’t let them bully you, don’t talk to them anymore, it’s not that easy.
But, to anyone in this situation reading this if you understand what it’s like to be in that castle then I beg you please, talk to a crisis counselor (203) 853-0418 (Milford), call Safe Futures (860) 447-0366, call sexual assault crisis center (860) 442-0604. Do not let someone do this to you or family (yes, even it’s just happening to you your children are watching and they are seeing your pain which is hurting them too.) please don’t give up your too important and you have a story being told. I love you. -Moon “Castle in Your Mind” #metoo#Connecticut#domesticviolence#domesticviolenceawareness
0 22 hours ago
A smile to hide my pain.
I stayed up almost all night. I stared at a blank, I feel dead inside. I don’t know how I feel… I am too overwhelmed with this situation we are in. There is a part of me saying I am angry. There is a part me thinking I am better without you. I'm tired of our arguments it has gotten worst and violent. I could still hear your rants and mouthful of cursing and name calling. It repeats in my head over and over again. It's numbing. I should be thankful that it is OVER. I don’t know if it’s the time, 6 years spent with you is what I am mostly sad about. I was there for you supporting you and helping you to be better. I thought I could compliment your life to bring out the best in you. I provided, I sacrificed, I force myself to understand to the point of losing my morale just to justify why I am doing this. I tried so hard, hanging with the hope that it will get better but it did NOT get better… it hurts inside me… I'm broken to pieces...
2 162 hours ago
My family and I are out thousands of dollars because of an asshole stalker of mine. I haven’t received a single dollar yet. Raise your men right and stand behind other people who are holding people accountable for their actions. This is bullshit. #justice#domesticviolenceawareness
One of my favorite things: volunteering with amazing people to support an amazing cause. Cheers to a successful 22nd Annual Evergreens Benefit Dinner to support Safe Harbor Crisis Center - we raised over $160k! I was the program chair this year and I am so pleased with how the program turned out. It was amazing to see the generosity of those who attended! All the funds we raised will support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. DM me if you’d like to know how to support this amazing organization!!
Abusive people thrive on isolating you from your friends and family. Do not let this happen. ~ END VIOLENCE NOW ~ Violence is very real and very serious please separate yourself from abusive people as fast as you can. Be smart and stay safe, get other people involved.
2 554 hours ago
Day 34: I did this look awhile ago for Domestic Violence Awareness. I am an alumni member of Alpha Chi Omega, and have met survivors of domestic violence, as well as raised awareness to fight to end domestic violence. So this meant something to me. If you are in a scary situation, feel like your “stuck”, that it’s you’re fault or are scared to ask for help, know it’s not your fault, there are people here to help and there are safe ways to reach out. Love should never Hurt! You can call the domestic violence hotline tel:+18007997233
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Disclaimer: all bruising and cuts are done with makeup for the purpose of raising awareness of the need to fight to end domestic violence, a cause that is close to my heart. If you want to help or learn more please visit https://www.thehotline.org