Often those of us who have not experienced domestic violence ask why when women are experiencing abuse do they stay? Physical, sexual, emotional and economic abuse and control can be so devastating to not only ones perception of what is or isn’t possible, but also self-worth and fundamental sense of safety in the world. The threats can be so severe and psychologically destructive, often worse that the physical harm itself, is that one feels as if the only option of staying alive is to stay in the abusive relatiionship. However, this can result in a woman’s death. Read one woman’s story of abuse, isolation and survival here.
Stay tuned for Transcendent Media Capital’s soon to be launched web-series “Voices” where we work with specialists in the area of domestic violence from around the world including recovered abusers and victims to demystify and problem solve the issue of domestic violence globally as part of the Free Yourself Global campaign #freeyourselfglobal