Domestic Violence

Survivor 27 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Carla Yarborough - Rock Paper Scissors

Survivor 27 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Carla Yarborough - Rock Paper Scissors

People join the military for different reasons. For some, it satisfies a burning desire to serve their great country. For Carla Yarborough, it was a means of escaping the darkness of her home life.

Survivor 26 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Maranda Evans - 'If Only I Knew'

Survivor 26 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Maranda Evans - 'If Only I Knew'

Turning 16 is a treasured rite of passage for little girls everywhere. It’s often considered the prime of a young girl’s childhood but for Maranda Evans, it became the apex of her pain. When she was just 16, Maranda began dating a man who was 25 years old.

Survivor 25 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Kia Richardson - No More Blows

Survivor 25 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Kia Richardson - No More Blows

Kia A. Richardson is the founder of No More Blows. She was a victim of both sexual and physical abuse. Today, she is a strong survivor. Her experience fuel her strong passion to advocate for survivors and victims of this silent epidemic. Read to discover how Kia survived an abusive relationship that nearly threatened her daughter's life.

How to Support a Victim of Domestic Violence

How to Support a Victim of Domestic Violence

From the outside looking in, it's easy to wonder why women who are being abused "don't just leave".  If you've ever been abused or have ever known someone in an abusive relationship, you'd know that it's not always that simple. Discover a few truths about domestic violence and learn a few practical ways to support a loved one who is being abused.

Survivor 24 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - QueenAfi - Turning Tragedy into Love

Survivor 24 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - QueenAfi - Turning Tragedy into Love

"I do not consider myself a survivor. Survivorship is not just about getting out of a relationship. It's about getting the help you need to never exemplify this behavior again. Unfortunately, for me and so many other so-called survivors, that isn't the case. We may not be in a relationship where we are getting beat but we are being verbally abused."

Survivor 23 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Patricia Medina - "I'm Sorry, It Won't Happen Again"

Survivor 23 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Patricia Medina - "I'm Sorry, It Won't Happen Again"

Patricia knew she had to end the relationship when her best friend informed her that she was mentally preparing for Patricia's death. It was a death that might have come by Patricia's abuser - her high school sweetheart. As romantic as "high school sweethearts" sounds, there was nothing desirable about the abusive relationship Patricia had been in since she was 17.

Survivor 22 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Keyonna Wallace - The Prince Charming Effect

Survivor 22 of #31Survivors Domestic Violence Series - Keyonna Wallace - The Prince Charming Effect

When Keyonna Wallace met her husband, he was the perfect gentleman. He wined and dined her, giving a whole new meaning to chivalry. His love for her became the embodiment of what it meant to fall in love at first sight. She had no idea the relationship was only an illusion and that soon, the prince charming effect would wear off.