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Acknowledging & Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors (Attend ‘The Vagina Monologues’)

Do you know someone who was in a domestic violence relationship? If you

answered, “yes,” then you will know exactly what we talk about in this blog post. If you

answered, “no,” then you will be learning some interesting facts while reading this blog.

In fact, if you said, “no,” I’m sure you actually do know someone who has experienced

this kind of abusive relationship and you just may not be aware of it.

Did you know 1 in 3 women (around 736 million) at some point in their lives

experience abuse (physical and/or sexual)! And, of those women, more than 85% are

from an intimate partner, not a stranger! These are normal people, a cousin, an aunt, a

mother, sister, or friend. The odds of you not knowing someone who has or is currently

dealing with this endemic are extremely low.

Most don’t talk about it and try to hide the fact they are dealing with something

they never thought they would be in. Unfortunately, it’s not as cut and dry as “just leave.”

Abusers play psychological games, tear the person down until they don’t even realize

how small they are, separating them from family and friends, and a lot of times are the

bread maker making it more difficult for them to leave especially if they have children,

etc. And, oftentimes abusers are not known to their family or friends as being abusive

because they know how to put on an act/face for others.

The emotional, psychological, and physical damage done to survivors is

indescribable. Survivors are amazing and have long roads to recovery if they are

fortunate enough to get out before it’s too late!

We are all about empowering women and lifting each other up! That’s why we

are a proud supporter of Turning Point, which is in Macomb, MI, and provides

emergency housing, medical exams, a 24-hour hotline, and all sorts of assistance to

help women and to do their part to help end domestic and sexual violence!

This month on Thursday, February 10th @7pm (doors open @6pm), at the

Emerald Theatre (31 North Walnut St. Mount Clemens, MI) we are sponsoring, “The

Vagina Monologues” where all proceeds will benefit Turning Point! The Vagina

Monologues is an episodic play written in 1996 by Eve Ensler that explores several topics

through the eyes of women. Tickets are only $25! Please come out and support those

who could really use our assistance and give them a voice!

Here is the link to purchase your tickets now:

We look forward to seeing you there! Please come up and say hello or comment

on this blog post or on social media if you grab a ticket! We can’t wait to support such

amazing women and such a great charity!

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