It’s the question every survivor of domestic violence is posed, often incredulously: Why didn’t you just leave? The reality is that leaving an abusive relationship is often a herculean task that endangers the woman and calls for resources that aren’t readily available.
Read six womyn’s personal stories at the link HERE, you can read the stories or listen to the survivors read the stories themselves, ever powerful
I want to stress most importantly of all that we are all human beings deserving of the same respect and rights and dignity regardless of how or why we are where we are in our lives.
That being said, I liked this video for highlighting the idea that we need to re-evaluate the way we think about homelessness and poverty in our culture. Imagine what we as a society could be capable of if we supported and empowered each other?
Cardboard Stories – Homeless in Orlando