1 in 3 women have or will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. That’s a staggering statistic. Ophelia Metz is one of those women. When she opts to leave her cycle of violence, with her two children, she finds she has no place else to go, but into shelter. Sydell Thomas, a shelter worker, becomes Ophelia’s Advocate upon her arrival. Slowly, it is revealed that Sydell’s life is not unlike the lives of the women who come into shelter — it's closer than she thinks.

developed by: Mario Concina

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  • 16/07/2019
    The Trump administration quietly changed the definition of both domestic violence and sexual assault back in April but the move has only just surfaced. The Trump Justice Department’s definition only considers physical harm that constitutes a felony or misdemeanor to be domestic violence – meaning other forms of domestic violence such as psychological abuse, coercive control and manipulation no longer fall under the department’s definition. 💔read more »

  • 15/07/2019
    We have an opening now to bolster and build institutions protective of women. Let’s not ignore it.read more »

  • 12/07/2019
    Even in 2018, many movies, books, video games, and TV shows continue to rely on the Rape as Backstory and Rape as Drama tropes. These figurative elements explain away sexual assault in fiction as necessary to increase tension or spur a character — either the victim or someone close to them — to greater action. Clearly, the use of these tropes is highly problematic, simply because it implies that there is a certain utility to rape, that it will help to enrich a narrative or — more insidiously — build character.read more »

  • 09/07/2019
    In recent years, judges across the country have come under fire for the way they have handled sexual abuse cases. One of the most notorious was in 2016, when a judge in California sentenced a Stanford University student to six months in jail after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.read more »

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developed by: Mario Concina