...finished our last night in Krakow with a fairytale-esque horse drawn carriage ride round the city, when something maddening happened... a couple were clearly having a domestic in the street, but it wasn't a typical argument. the man grit his teeth, grasping the girl by the scruff of her neck like worthless livestock. the man wrenched himself up onto his toes to tower over his victim, pinning her to a wall several times as she tried to push him. @jessdcx and i sat stunned watching as our carriage drew further away and i was praying passers-by would interfere, but all of them took one glance, awkwardly fixed their eyes on the floor, and hastened their walk. that was when i felt this noise surge up from the pit of my stomach - almost primal it's literally the most Mancunian i've ever sounded as i bellowed "Oi! LET HER GO!" the whole street stopped to look at us two young girls in the carriage, even our driver came to a halt to raise his brows, shocked at my outburst. but surely enough, a few seconds later, he shrugged and drove on. times like this i wish i knew Krav Maga ☹️ this situation got me thinking, surely we have a social responsibility to others? it is NOT acceptable to use force on a woman ever! or anyone else for that matter! if this happened on the streets of Manchester City centre, i'd like to think that Mancunians would have rushed to her aid, invited her round for a cuppa' tea, and probably knocked out her abuser in the meantime. we all need to look out for one another. by doing nothing, by shrugging, by turning a blind eye, all of us are encouraging this violence to seem okay, and guess what folks: it never has been, and never will be... stand up for what you believe in...
Throughout May we are sharing some simple ways we can all help prevent family violence. Today's way: SPEAK OUT AGAINST VICTIM BLAMING AND EXCUSES FOR VIOLENCE. The responsibility for violence always lies with the abuser. If you hear people make comments like, “she must have provoked him”, or make excuses for violence – such as alcohol or drug use – tell them that behaving violently towards someone is a choice an abuser makes. Saying the victim “brought it on themselves” or making other excuses just excuses the perpetrator’s criminal behaviour. If you or someone you care about is living with family violence, call our toll free 24/7 family violence response line on 1800 015 188 or visit www.safesteps.org.au for further information. #familyviolencepreventionmonth#familyviolence#prevention#saynotofamilyviolence#endvaw#endviolence#victimblaming#noexcuses#domesticviolence#domesticabuse
Decided to upload this part of my new video on here (click the link in my bio for the FULL VIDEO 📲)...I've been in a physically abusive relationship for 6 years and I secretly recorded a lot of the abuse during it. Here's a small genuine glimpse into an abusive relationship. Please be warned this is very intense & graphic! 💜 (btw I'm replying to comments and messages right now if you haven't received a reply from me yet!!)
As a child you're always told that the only way to deal with a bully is to stand up to them. Sometimes adults need to be reminded of that too. Don't suffer in silence, bullies rely on no-one speaking out against them. I didn't even realise that I was doing it for years and years. I thought I was protecting my pride but I was creating an environment where I could be intimidated and manipulated into staying silent. Luckily I don't have to do that any more and I'm here to tell you to speak out against anyone who tries to bully you. They'll try to tell you that no-one will believe you, but that's not true. Speak your truth and the people that matter will believe you. Your family. Your friends. The police. The courts. Mediators. They will tell you that they see what's been done to you. They will tell you they know you are telling the truth. They will tell you that the lies are ridiculous and scold you for believing them even for a second. They will tell you that you are brave and strong and they admire you. They will tell you that what you've been through is unimaginable. And only by casting that light on it will you be able to stop it from happening. #bullying#emotionalabuse#abuse#domesticabuse#speakup#letstalkaboutit#headstogether#dontsufferinsilence#thetruthwillout#thetruthwillsetyoufree#queen#strong#imstrongernow#wellbeing#mentalhealth#postnataldepression
DFWiRadio.com was at the "House of Dasha" in Desoto, TX at the meet and greet, of veteran radio personality and author, Jillian "JJ" Simmons. JJ was there signing copies and speaking about her book,"Without Bruises." "Without Bruises" is her personal journey through breaking the cycle of an emotionally and mentally abusive relationship. She tells a story of how a mentally and emotionally abusive relationship can begin and grow out of control. She gives us the signs of abuse and talks about how we should always trust our instincts. She speaks about reaching low points and battling depression, ultimately rising stronger, more resilient and powerful in her Divine mission in life. JJ caries with her a warm, pleasant, and down to earth spirit as she opens up and shares some of her most painful and intimate experiences with us, and how she is healing from them. JJ has a foundation, "I'm Me Foundation," that is aimed towards building confidence and courage in young girls and women, and more importantly, learning the learning the necessity of self-love. She also has a foundation, "Singlemomsrock.com as she works with other single mothers to encourage, inspire, and network with them. JJ says, "We need to know about ourselves, get to know ourselves." Get her book, "Without Bruises," available on Amazon. You can find JJ @jjonthemic on FB, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. We appreciate you Leah Frazier for the wonderful opportunities that you bring into our world! #withoutbruises#houseofdasha#emotionalabuse#mentalabuse#radiopersonality#jilliansimmons#jjonthemic#meetandgreet#books#epsavage#survivior#domesticabuse#dfwiradio#dfwiradiolocalradioobaglobalscale#getthebook