October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).
I was a victim of domestic violence in my marriage.
I’ve known October was coming since the first day I blogged and I knew that I would be writing about domestic violence. Each October of the past few years, I’ve shared a little bit about what I went through in the hopes of spreading awareness. But now, I have a blog and a place to share and it’s time to get it all out there. It’s time to do my #1thing to stop domestic violence.
#1thing is a national movement to bring an end to domestic violence. It’s about using our collective voice – the power of people – doing just #1thing and how if we all do just #1thing, we have the ability to bring about social change.
“The #1Thing message unites our individual voices while highlighting the power of our collective action.”
It’s a unified message for inspiring action during DVAM and beyond.
#1thing will look different for everyone. The #1thing you can do will be different from my #1thing. But when we all do just #1thing, we can move mountains and things will begin to change.
Love shouldn’t hurt.
My #1thing will be to share my story throughout the month of October and to help educate everyone who reads this blog that:
At the end of every single blog, I will list some resources – phone numbers and live chats for those who currently need help.
What could your #1thing be?
If you currently need help, it is available.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Love is Respect – the National
Dating Abuse Helpline
Text “loveis” to 22522
Live chat at www.loveisrespect.org