It was easier to stay and suffer in private than to try to leave and be humiliated in public.
I was stuck in a psychological trap and didn't know where to turn, nobody could help me. Nobody knew I had been punched so hard I was almost knocked out.
I now live an extraordinary life full of purpose, with a grand vision to change the world.
COALITION OF LEADING 250 SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUPS CONDEMN ANTI-TRANSGENDER LEGISLATION, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, April 21, 2016.
, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, in association with GLAAD, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Black Justice Coalition, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Trans People of Color Coalition, April 29, 2014.
Teen Dating Violence is much more common than we think.
* 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt by a boyfriend/girlfriend * Across studies, 15-40% of youth report perpetrating some form of violence towards a dating partner * Perpetrating dating violence in adolescence increases the risk of perpetrating violence toward a partner in adulthood * Exposure to dating violence significantly affects a range of mental and physical health problems If you are in an abusive situation, please seek help.
For all of those times he called me a tramp and a whore, I have made it my mission.