Why We’re Writing: There are so many misconceptions about domestic violence — what it is, who’s affected, how easy or difficult it is to leave the situation, how “getting out” is different from “starting to heal,” etc. — it’s so important to put the truth into words and to share it.
If you’d still like to submit, I will be adding entries as I can during the day (western US time) on Saturday.
Thanks to everyone who contributed writing and everyone who spread the word about this event!
[Due to the topic here, I’m going to put a trigger warning here for domestic violence, including verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse.]
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano at The Beheld — The Solace of Convention: Abuse, Beauty, and What Happened When I Left
Beth Mann at Beth Mann’s Blog– The Ghosts of Broken Glass
Caitlin Constantine at Fit and Feminist — Abuse, weakness and weight training as feminist resistance
Clarissa at Clarissa’s Blog — The Hypocrisy of Domestic Violence
Johannah at I Want to Walk in Beauty — The Elizabeth Gabrielle Butler Angel Foundation
Kei at Slinkslowdown — Domestic Violence: My Experience
Krista Benson at Beyond the Text — When I Was Small
Shauna at Unheard Melodies — Domestic Violence Awareness Month
startledoctopus at Startled Octopus — Domestic Violence
Tori at Anytime Yoga — What I’m Not Telling