Providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence since 1983
Uncovering domestic violence: Her black eye is our black eye.
More than just a slogan for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this powerful statement will be depicted in a social media awareness campaign by Women’s Resource Center during the month of October.
Why? According to WRC’s Executive Director Patricia Bailey. “The black eye is a visual depiction of violence, one we think will stir conversation. We hope anyone who participates can get a small glimpse into just one of the many struggles experienced by domestic violence victims – the outward physical appearance of one of many types of domestic abuse. Of course, as advocates for victims know - most domestic violence results are covered up, and even more devastating and long term are the emotional and psychological scars that are never visible.” said Bailey.
“We will post pictures and videos on our website, Facebook and Twitter, so that people may carry the image to their personal social media connections and spread the word. Hopefully sparking others to decide to ‘make up’, individually or as groups, and be part of this movement in a more personal way. Ideally sharing their own ‘made up black eye’ videos, pictures and thoughts on domestic violence and encouraging others to do the same. It’s not a pretty image. It’s not a glossy awareness ribbon. It’s a stark reminder, a visual depiction of how domestic violence looks…” she concluded.
Her black eye is OUR black eye. Show your support for domestic violence awareness. It’s not pretty, and it’s not just her problem, it’s OUR problem.
For details about the black eye awareness campaign, contact: Patricia Bailey, Executive Director at 304-255-2559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.