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.

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  • 13/12/2018
    The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the Savanna’s Act. Named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, who was abducted and tragically killed last year in Fargo, North Dakota, introduced by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.). The bill would establish best practices guidelines for law enforcement agencies to respond to and solve more cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women. https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/named-for-murdered-native-woman-savannas-act-passes-u-s-senate/?fbclid=IwAR1OaJ1DXqjtgqQCIp-UCP00t4W0knwVxNvNL408OnGFPVNILjsUIMolV5Qread more »

  • 12/12/2018
    The victim’s attorney, Vic Feazell, told local outlet KWTX, “I never, ever have seen such a sweetheart deal for a defendant like this,” adding, “It pays to be rich and white in McLennan County when you’re charged with a crime.”read more »

  • 11/12/2018
    This speaks for itself...read more »

  • 10/12/2018
    “I’d like to talk to more men, but there isn’t that forum,” says Luke. “Men still don’t understand the problems well enough and they don’t come to hear.” Ryan adds, with a wry smile: “Recently, one man from the handful in the audience had only come to say: ‘Yeah, but what about all the male victims?”read more »

  • 30/11/2018
    Only 24 states and the District of Columbia mandate sex education in public schools, the study found. Of those, only eight states require mention of consent or sexual assault, it said: California, Hawaii, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. (The District of Columbia does, too.)read more »

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