Written by Victoria, Survivor The night of November 1, 2017, I was almost beaten to death by my ex-boyfriend. He kicked me, punched me, and pistol-whipped me. To make it impossible for me to call anyone or leave, he took the battery out of my phone. I never thought that someone I cared so deeply […]
Break your Silence - Tell us Your Story!
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: Laquisha, Survivor To all my survivors and future survivors, I commend you for finding the strength within yourself to get away. In the winter of 2011, I decided to try online dating and met a man on a dating site. At the time, I was going through many personal things in my life. […]
Written by: Olivia, Survivor I had just turned 18 and was in my first summer out of high school and my second semester of college. I was a criminal justice major. I had waited to be that age for such a long time and was so excited. I had been dating this guy casually for […]
Written by: Carmen, Survivor I started dating a man in December 2016 and walked away about seven months later when it became apparent that he did not want a family. I have a daughter who is three years old. About eight months later he made contact proclaiming his love for me and how he had […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I married my high school sweetheart. We started dating when I was 16. The very first week, he asked me to marry him. I laughed because we were just kids. He got very angry and squeezed my arm; he was dead serious. Then the jealousy started. He was constantly in fist […]