DV is not just a black eye, a broken bone, or bruises. DV is also psychological which is the worse of the two and takes the longest to heal. No one sees the damage and the scars of Psychological DV so it’s very easy to miss. I’m hoping that people will come out to these talk story sessions. Not just because there’s a stipend, but because it will help families.
A lot of victims don’t even realize they are until someone opens their eyes and their mind to what they experience on a daily basis. Controlling, coercing, and manipulating their behaviors to the point where they have lost themselves as people. Until someone stands up and tells them it’s not the way it’s supposed to be, they just don’t know.
I hope to be able to reach a lot of people and help assist families in becoming a stronger unit. My first talk story session will be at the end of this month. We’ll see how it goes!