Tuesday, May 1, 2012

today i wore purple

May is Stop Domestic Violence, Go Purple.

For more information go here.

I know a woman whose husband slapped her.
She secretly packed, so he wouldn't know she was taking her kids, & leaving him.


I know 2 different ladies,
who were both choked by their husbands.



I know mothers who had to stay in
domestic violence shelters, with their children,
 when they had nowhere else to go.


I know someone whose boyfriend
 put her in the hospital,
because he beat her up.


It's one of those silent things
that no one wants to talk about.



It could happen to someone you love or know.
It's one of those things we wish weren't real.


If you know someone that needs help,
 you can call  1-888-606-HOPE
 It's the Friends & Family Help Line



..."Cover-up with make-up in the mirror 

Tell yourself it's never gonna happen again 
You cry alone and then he swears he loves you...

Do you feel like a man 

When you push her around? 
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground? 
Well I'll tell you my friend one day this world's going to end 
As your lies crumble down a new life she has found...

One day she will tell you that she has had enough"...
Face Down by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus


24 comments:

  1. A lady in the paper got arrested after her boyfriend abused her children (not his) for the 2nd time. How can anyone forgive someone who hurts your own family?

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  2. Thank you x a million for bringing awareness to this important topic- it's one I'm very passionate about having been involved in the ending violence against women field for years and working with far too many women in this situation!

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  3. What an important post. Domestic abuse is definitely something we need to talk more about. I didn't know the cause had adopted purple. Good to know!
    --Vivienne

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  4. Domestic Violence is such a sad sad horrible thing. I wish it never existed. Kudos to you for spreading awareness with your awesome purple!


    The House of Shoes

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  5. I'm also glad you have written about it since it's unfortunately quite essential in my country as well.
    your purple outfit is brilliant btw! purple and lilac are gorgeous colours and that tee you're wearing is really cool!

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  6. This is one of the great articles you've written about Teddi!
    My mother, me and my siblings were victims of domestic violence by our father.
    It's been 17 years since my parents separated but until now I'm still coping from it. I still have the trauma. It was a difficult time for all of us but we are very thankful for those people who help us get through it.

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  7. I love your bracelets in the first picture ! I love purple when it has so much sense !
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  8. Ohhh sorry sweetie, my bad:)
    Looking lovely as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

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  9. Ted horror ... so many violent people ... our = O
    I loved the shirt .. very rock star! Love it!

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  10. Thanks for the reminder about this important issue. It's frightening how many women stay in these situations out of fear, lack of confidence, or a lack of knowledge of their rights or the alternatives available to them. Raising educated, strong and self-confident young women won't address the root of the issue (violent men, or in some cases violent women) but it would help more people stand up for themselves.

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  11. this is such a inportant issue that is most times covered up and your right we should bring more notice to this very inportant issue especially in the month of may thank you soo much for sharing about domestic abuse on your blog

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  12. I just hate any type of violance it's so primitive! I'm a lover not a fighter! haha I love your Hendrix t shirt! so cool x

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  13. good for you for talking about this on your blog!

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  14. Love the purple jeans! Stop the violence! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

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  15. domestic violence is not a topic to be taken lightly great you spread the awareness :)

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  16. love your shirt and earrings! will buy something in purple in support ;)

    xx
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  17. Domestic violence is a really importa issue!

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  18. Hello to Ted .. I wish you good afternoon! Waiting for the next pots! =))

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  19. amazing... purple it is!!!
    And I would say... one day for these women should be a soon day...

    XOXO

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  20. I love your purple jeans! Domestic violence is awful, I don't know of anyone who has been subject to it, but if anyone I knew was I would hope they could tell me xx

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  21. wow, rocker chic look! And it works perfectly for you. It's very sad to hear of domestic violence. Thank God for our husbands who loves us and our prayers for all the women who are suffering. Thanks for raising awareness!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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