To preface this set of pictures, last week (Oct. 10-14) was Domestic Violence Awareness Week at the University of Central Oklahoma where I attend school. There had been a lot of stuff going on that week with Shack-a-Thon, which called attention to homelessness and food insecurity; Breast Cancer Awareness, and Domestic Violence Awareness.
I just happened upon this bulletin board by chance. As I stood there reading the few statements, quotes, etc., I found myself entranced by all these stories while tears streamed down my face. I couldn’t tear myself away for several moments. I knew I had to take pictures.
If you are in a situation where you are being abused, there is help available. If you have children, you especially need to get out. Call the local women’s shelter; the police; a friend; someone you can trust to help you. Many cities have hotlines set up for those in domestic abuse situations.
The number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1−800−799−SAFE (7233)…
You don’t have to live with it anymore. It’s not your fault.
I’m Stef, and this is where it’s @ !~