Written by: BTSADV Survivor “A Torch in My Hand, Facing My Darkness” Every time I close my eyes, I say a prayer and am just thankful to be here. Though there are times that I get panic attacks, my brain gets foggy, and I break out in sweats, and there were times that I cried […]
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Break the Silence against Domestic Violence was founded upon this very thing! The Founder and Managing Advocate Director Kristen Paruginog no longer wanted to suffer in silence so she found the strength and courage to Break Her Silence with the intention of encouraging others to break theirs as well. There are so many people who are still suffering in silence and we are here to say you don't have to be silent anymore. You will find strength in sharing your story!
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Written by: BTSADV Survivor I started dating him when I was a freshman in high school and got pregnant a year later. Things started changing slowly—a shove here, a push there, sometimes with my daughter in my arms. He would pin me against the wall with his forearm on my neck, yelling and cursing at […]
Written by: Brittney, Survivor I’m Brittney, and I left my attacker two years ago. It was a relationship of 7 years. It was a ‘saving’ one. What I mean by this is that he saved me from the ex that used to beat and burn me and force me to sleep with people. I thought […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I was with my boyfriend for 18 months. He started off sweet and caring, but one night we both got drunk and got into a fight; he started punching me in the face and pinned me to a wall. He’d always call me names and put me down, and he would […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor After 17 years and three children, I found the strength to leave my abusive marriage. After six weeks of marriage, I experienced my ex-husband’s temper for the first time. I had never seen that anger in anyone before, and I mistook it for intense emotion. I decided that no one […]