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Kesha and a Call to Action for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

By:  Lindsay Hill Stawick, Director of Programs, DVN

As I watch Kesha’s Grammy performance and listen to her words, I am reminded of our community and the thousands of people who have suffered at the hands of someone who was suppose to love and protect them. I think about the young people with whom I interact and the stories they have deep within – hoping someone will take the time to listen patiently and calmly. Listening to Kesha’s words is a timely reminder that the time is NOW to start talking.  NOW is the time to offer empathy, kindness, and compassion to those around you.  NOW is the time to believe your friends when they disclose abuse or assault.

And for anyone reading this blog that has experienced abuse or are experiencing abuse right now, I BELIEVE YOU. You matter and you deserve all the sunshine our world has to offer.  

 

 

I’m proud of who I am
No more monsters, I can breathe again
And you said that I was done
Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come”

 

 

CALL TO ACTION

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to learn, advocate, and offer hope to those around you experiencing an unhealthy or violent relationship. We will be posting images everyday on the topics of Title IX, how to help a friend, calls to action, tips for caregivers, and many, many more. I invite you to share these images within your networks.  Just one share may open someone’s eyes or provide comfort.  

Be sure to check our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat during the month of February, and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DVNconnect/
Instagram: DVNconnect
Twitter: @DVNconnect
SnapChat: DVNLinds

Be kind, Network!
Lindsay

Written by Lindsay Hill Stawick, Director of Programs