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  • Writer's pictureChris Williams

We need to tell our stories because there are survivors looking for this community.

You deserve a healthy relationship

As a kid I remember the strongest person I knew (my mother) falling at the hands of a man. I remember him telling the both of us that he would kill us. I remember the countless times I called 911 while hiding in the closet. I remember my mom feeling hopeless & helpless. I remember all of it but I didn’t realize I carried those feelings with me as I got into my twenties. I’ve chosen to break the cycle & create a new one but I had to identify in me the wound that needed to heal. I had to find the place space to be VULNERABLE! You can heal your wound as well by seeking help, sharing, & choosing to find real love through vulnerability. A great place to find that is with the “NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE”

They are ready to educate, assist, listen & love. For many, home is a place of love, warmth, and comfort. It’s somewhere that you know you will be surrounded by care and support, and a nice little break from the busyness of the real world. But for millions of others, home is anything but a sanctuary.

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.

The hotline is available 24/7 to discuss your situation and identify available options to help ensure your safety. Remember: no one deserves to experience abuse of any kind—for any reason.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please call the hotline 1-800-799-7233 or visit to learn more. If you are in danger, call 911.

By J.R. Martinez

You have a story. You are strong. You are worthy. You MATTER. We need to tell our stories because there are survivors looking for this community. If you would like to share your story with me, please email me at

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