Written by: BTSADV Survivor Growing up in a home of emotional and physical abuse led me on a three-year journey that taught me valuable life lessons. I look back now on those three years of my life and see the strength that I never knew I had. I see my bravery in maintaining my resilience, […]
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: BTSADV Survivor I had just separated from my first husband whom I had married when I was 18 and had two boys with. When we met, I was 22, and my sons were one and three years old. He was amazing and sweet, and he was able to show me a life I […]
Written by: Annie, Survivor I accidentally left my son’s sippy cup on top of the car at the gas station, and it flew off as we drove away. My son ended up throwing up shortly afterward, so we stopped at a random McDonald’s to clean everything up. I was still getting yelled at for forgetting […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor As a 23-year-old single mother of two children, I was dating a guy whose birthday was a few days after mine. We began to have our parties together, and the third year we got crazy and decided to get married. I don’t know what I was thinking other than I really […]
Written by: Annie, Survivor *This story is one from a series of four submitted by the survivor. I remember the first time I got punched. I fell against the wall and sobbed. I remember being called a “pussy” because I was crying. I remember a few specific phone calls when I called some of my […]