About This Project

“I was in such unbearable pain from shock. It started in my heart and was leaking toxins throughout my body. I was trying to make our escape, but still getting pulled into abusive trauma, causing my practical mind to tell me to give up.  To end my life would have been so much easier.”

This statement is from a real woman, a woman who endured years of abuse from her husband. As much as our culture has begun to understand that any abuse; physical, emotional or sexual is wrong, it still prevails. There is a woman beaten every nine seconds in the United States1 and on the average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day. How can we help to change these statistics? While progress has been made with women’s shelters built each year, there is more that can be done. The cycle of abuse needs to be broken on all levels. Helping the victim to escape and teaching children from a young age that any abuse is wrong are imperative. However, changing our cultural mindset is where we need to start. As an artist, I feel I can contribute to this public dialog and social change. By calling attention to this issue and exposing the long-term effects to victims unseen by the world, we can begin to change our perception and eradicate abuse forever.

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