I pledge to educate myself and others about domestic violence and sexual assault. I now am part of a movement to change the culture and the conversation surrounding these issues, to recognize their indicators and their impact.
I believe no one should feel at risk of physical and sexual abuse, and no one should feel the right to abusive behavior. Survivors should be liberated from shame, and abusers should be called out and held accountable. An unwillingness to speak up allows violation of another person to continue, so I join other Chicagoans in raising my voice. I will not be part of the silence.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE: 877.863.6338
SEXUAL ASSAULT HELPLINE: 888.293.2080