This is my 94 year-old Grandmother who has had Alzheimer’s Disease for 30 years. We rarely speak about elder abuse but recently there was a man who was just convicted of sexually assaulting his wife because she had severe memory-loss and therefore was not fit to live without medical assistance, handle her finances, and let alone consent. There was also a male nurse who was caught raping nursing home patients. These are issues to be aware of & Im so glad my Grandmother lived to this day to support this cause! 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 #StopRapeEducate #elderabuse #elders #nursinghome #granny #womensrights #feminism #feminist #humanrights #rapeculture #peaceandlove #peaceonearth #bethechange #abuse #domesticviolence #survivor #yesallwomen #itsonus #law #society #foodforthought #memoryloss #alzheimers #dementia #overcome

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you know patriarchy is a terrible drug

when there’s a video of a man knocking his girlfriend out

and the biggest defenders of a man’s right to knock a woman out

comes from women

how jaded do you have to be

to not look at that and think

this man is dangerous

when ever i see a woman who has been abused by their partner

i feel for her

i weep for her

how empty do you have to be as a woman

to play devils advocate

for the devil themself?

Abuse & Being Undocumented

Dating and domestic violence occur in immigrant communities at similar rates as non-immigrant communities. However, immigrant communities are often at greater risk – due to language barriers, social isolation, lack of information, lack of financial resources, cultural beliefs, not knowing our rights and sometimes the fear of deportation. Abuse often goes unreported, and victims do not receive the services they need.

Because of these complex barriers and challenges, it often makes reporting dating abuse that much more difficult. However, it’s very important to make sure that you’re able to take steps to keep safe. Below are some tips to help:

  • Know Your Rights: Everyone –- citizen or immigrant, documented or undocumented –- enjoys basic human rights such as the right to be safe and protected by the law.
  • Seek Support From People You Trust: Always reach out to those you know and trust first. Just use your best judgment.
  • Become Informed: Often, we just don’t know where to get help and support. Start by learning the facts about dating abuse by exploring this website.

Get more details about what to do if you or someone you care about it is undocumented and experiencing abuse.    ~  loveisrespect


It took 18 months, but it happened. December 23,2013 i was violently assaulted by someone who at the time i called my boyfriend. All i did was suggest to take a break due to how controlling and jealous he was throughout the 5 or so weeks we were together. In response, this is what i received. Countless lashes to the face and body, a bite to the arm, suffocated to the point where i nearly blacked out, dragged up the stairs by my hair, and forced to run barefoot into the snow clinging for life to complete strangers. God Bless the man who saved my life and drove me to the hospital that night. I was left with three sets of stitches, two black eyes, welts and bruise all over my body, and flashbacks that don’t stop. Since then, i’ve found someone who truly cares about me, and a stronger support system then ever. I’ve been undergoing a long process with the charges and i am relieved to say it’s finally over. For those who doubted what he did this to me, your opinions don’t matter. I dont know how anyone in their rightful mind could believe i did this to myself. And to those who have supported me continuously throughout this difficult process, thank you. You are my support system. The plea of guilt, and watching him walk through those doors was such a weight off of my shoulders. I can now fully breathe, for the first in almost two years. my ex boyfriend zack is now paying the consequences of what he did that night. 5 charges and 4 months in prison after 18 months of house arrest. Let this be a lesson learned to everyone out there. You will not get away with doing this to someone. Domestic violence is a serious matter and not enough people understand how often it occurs. Too many women have lost lives because of this and ones that do survive are left with horrifying scars and memories. but we’re not just survivors, we are warriors. If you’re going through something like this, or know someone who is, please speak out. You have a right to feel safe, now i finally do.

Introducing the @stoprapeeducate Photo Challenge!! Tell us why we need to educate people to stop rape and post with the hashtag #StopRapeEducate ⭐️ We will share your picture to help spread this message as far as possible! ⭐️ I wrote this message because “no” does not mean “convince me.” 💚💕💚💕💚💕💚💕💚💕💚💕💚💕💚💕 💚 #StopRapeEducate #photochallenge #photocontest #rapeculture #education #consent #sexed #teach #educate #awareness #sexualasaault #sexualabuse #abuse #domesticviolence #overcome #strength #yesallwomen #itsonus #feminism #feminist #feminismo #feminista #womensrights #empowerment #peaceandlove #bethechange #makeadifference #awareness #peaceonearth #activism #awareness #ambertheactivist

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Brides March Against Domestic Violence

By Nana Karlsson-Ofori

On September 26, 2015  a group of activists marched through Manhattan, NY to bring awareness to domestic violence. The 15th annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk kicked off at Monroe College in the Bronx. The march is named after Gladys Ricart who was murdered on her wedding day by her abusive ex-boyfriend on September 26, 1999.

According to Domestic Violence Statistics, everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. The  New York Latinas Against Domestic Violence’s mission is to raise awareness of domestic violence and its consequences in New York City. A large part of their mission is provide resources, services, and bilingual information on domestic violence within the Latino community.

The NY Latinas Against Domestic Violence have a multi-faceted agenda that includes a nationwide march, facilitating dialogue on a national level within the Latino community, and memorializing Gladys Ricart, and all others killed as a result of domestic violence. The grassroots organization of the march is a testament to the power of community engagement. Women of color have a historical effectiveness when organizing around change. Although women are at the helm of the effort, they encourage men to stand in solidarity and work together.

Unfortunately, domestic violence is not specific race or socioeconomic class. It is a pervasive and global issue that requires a global answer.

Get help and get involved.

Photo Credit: Andreas Luchini, NAKO and the Little Sheep Photography. 2015



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Every night, the memories haunt. They haunt my mind, my thoughts, my sleep. Sometimes they haunt my days. He wants a trial. He knows he did this. He knows he’s guilty. Why? Why does he have to keep hurting me? I thought when the task force took him down, it would be over. But it’s not. It seems that was the easy part. It seems the assault was the easy part. Living with the things he did to me was the easy part. Living with the aftermath is worse.

This mother of 3 was shot in her home by an ex boyfriend while her children where there. A YouTube sensation for sharing her ideas about fashion and sewing tips. I will definitely miss watching her videos. She had such a sweet spirit #diymeesha #domesticviolence

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This is the real life story of @raybeeroo an amazing survivor and artist from California. Feel free to share your story with us by adding the hashtag #StopRapeEducate to your message. By speaking up, we let others know they are not alone. 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 #stoprape #educate #rapeculture #victimblaming #abuse #domesticviolence #overcome #artoftheday #arttherapy #creativity #expression #strength #inspiration #knowyourworth #support #speakup #youarenotalone #artcontest #awareness #feminism #feminist #humanrights #peace

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January 6, 2015 starts a new journey for me… I will kick my ADVOCATE game UP 100 notches as the Drop In Coordinator at a DV, SA, Sex Trafficking org…. I couldnt be more excited to allow my calling/passion to blossom vs wither where I was the past year…

An advocate can’t “calm down or kill them with kindness” I can only be ME…..Bold, Boisterous, Rogue, Fierce, a Beast and RESILIENT…

Here’s to my new journey and no longer accepting what I was unable to change!!

#bebrave #speakup #changetheworld
#womensrights #yesallwomen
#nomeansno #sexism #genderequality #slutshamin #streetharassment #sexualharassment #domesticviolence #sexualviolence #ADVOCATE #bold #boisterous #rogue #fierce #RESILIENT

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