Domestic Violence is REAL and EVERY WHERE..
Just a few minutes ago - walking out of the local grocery story- we see a man hitting the woman he is with in the face- and as a group of people walk by and gather around- ONLY ONE SMALL lady yells- NO STOP- CALL 911.
I asked one man to please help her- I am just a girl- I can't fight a man- and he just looks at us and goes into the store..
I get in the car- after I throw my groceries in- and I follow them- and as he is driving off- he grabs her- and chocks her and slams her head into the window- and by this time- he is almost hitting other cars- I call 911- and follow them down the straight- as he proceeds to continue to hit her- and finally the police surround the car- and escort her out safely- and handcuff him....
IT IS YOUR BUSINESS.. YOU DO NOT JUST LOOK - YOU MUST REPORT IT.
For me- this was a serious trigger- I remember when my abuser- did the same thing to me- and it lasted the entire drive home- and no one- sitting at the light with us- stopped to help me- call 911- or anything- even though I was begging for someone to please help me...
I am my sisters keeper - I will report abuse when I see it!
It makes me think- to my brothers- where did we go wrong- that your anger is so great- that the only resolution is to physically take it out on someone else? Was it when you were growing up- and they told you to hold your emotions inside? Was it when you saw your father hit your mother? Or was it when you saw your mother- take the abuse from your father? It bothers me that I don't know the answer to this question- it bothers me- that my brothers are hurting my sisters- it bothers me... it angers me- it makes me sad- it makes me cry- it makes me remember the taste of my own blood in mouth- and the swelling of my eye- and the I remember the last thoughts I had before I blacked out because he was chocking me...
Today- I know that I survived it- but when its fresh- when it just happened- you don't know that you will live the next second- you don't know how you feel- you don't know - you just don't...
and that is why- it is my purpose -to be my sisters keeper- to tell her- she will survive- there is life after crazy - there is life after abuse- there is life period- and it is sweet- and fun- and crazy- and free... and it is my soul purpose to make sure I share that with every woman who may need to know- and I will tell her everyday- until she believes it at her core- that she is beautiful- she is amazing- she is whatever the hell she wants to be. ... and I will be there with her- every step of the way..
If you see abuse- please report it- someones life depends on it!
If you are being abused -please call for help- the first step is always the hardest...the scariest.. but if you just breath- you can do it
If you are the abuser- please seek help- there are other ways to handle anger...
Hey guys!! I am J’Anmetra Waddell and I am survivor of Domestic Violence