Saturday, October 03, 2009

Annual Reminder: October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As I've said in previous years,
I realize the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness,
Align CenterBUT
I am still upset that
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

gets swept under the carpet
time and time again,
year after year.

Both can save Women's lives.

I guess Pink is more marketable than Purple in this case.

Once again I will be sending out emails to people like
Oprah, Rachel Ray & Martha Stewart
shows like The View and The Dr. Oz Show,
as well as to our local papers.

And once again,
will be mentioned on air or in print,
which is why I post this here and other various places online.

I have been a victim of domestic violences in my past.
I survived.
The very least I can do
is to bring attention to this month also being
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
which may help someone know
they aren't alone,
that there is help,
that she can survive,
and rebuild herself & her life.
It's far from easy but it can be done.

There are many resources out there to help,
Do an online search for
"domestic violence
support/support groups/assistance"
"women's shelter"
"domestic violence hotline"
all with
your town & state.

Here's a great link my friend Erika shared:

Don't turn a blind eye if you suspect
someone you know is a victim of
domestic violence.
Doing so could cost them their life.
It nearly did mine.
Look how many times it does.

My inbox is always open!


Brenda said...

Well said, Jo! I had no idea it was Domestic Violence Awareness month.

thanks for letting me know.

AwtemNymf said...

Ya know- I forget about this because it's not as big as Breast Cancer Awareness or Autism Awareness or American Heart Assoc.
I, too am a survivor of Domestic Violence (old relationship that didn't last long) and never again (they say "Never say Never" - I just did and it won't!).
I can't say that Purple isn't as marketable as PINK, but it should! Purple is the color of many things! I say we change that!
Hugs to you for reminding me I am WOMAN - hear me ROAR!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I returned the visit and enjoyed my stay! Kewl spiders btw! *winks*

Opal Moon Enchantments

Lisa said...

I'm going to look to see if I can find a button for this that we can add to the sidebars of our blogs. Not that I don't want my daughter to be aware of breast cancer, but realistically she doesn't need to worry about that for some time given our family history. On the other hand, as a teenage girl, domestic violence could very easily become a concern at any time.

Jo said...

Thank you Brenda!

Thank you & you're welcome Opal Moon!

Lisa, you've inspired me! I'm going to create an October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month icon (picture) to post on my blog and anyone who want to post it to theirs can do so. I'll announce it when it's ready! Thank you!