Written by: Samantha, Survivor I grew up in a household of strong women, my mother being the leader of the pack and my two sisters and me in tow. “Never depend on a man” was the mantra repeated to us over and over again. We were never expected to be subservient to men. Having grown […]
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 It seemed innocent; it was so real… I really thought it was. I was 11 years old. He was fifteen. I met him on an online game and was having depression and troubles of my own, and he was there for me. He was there when no one else. He was […]
Written by: Kourtney, Survivor CDL and I began dating when I was sixteen years old. We were together for seven years, having two girls – KL and LL. In late 2011, CDL became the non-custodial parent. The family abuse center and CPS advised I file for sole custody, but in the end it was my […]
Written by: Nia, Survivor August 8, 2014 – I promised to share about this day, so I am. Right now. It seems as good as any moment since over two years ago I had to get plastic surgery on my nose as a result of injuries I received after being assaulted on this date. So […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I’m a survivor of Domestic Violence. I was with my abuser for 15 years before I had the courage to leave. My story is a long one, so I will give you the outline of my abuse. When I met my husband, he was charming and very sociable. He made me […]