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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  • 18/06/2018
    2017 data shows 24% of California homeless are victims of domestic abuse.read more »

  • 11/06/2018
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  • 07/06/2018
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/battered-woman-slips-note-dog-110425389.htmlread more »

  • 06/06/2018
    Imagine feeling this hopeless and then, when you finally get the courage to ask for help... you're blamed for someone else's criminal behavior against you. Don't ask why SHE stayed... ask, why does HE hit her. It's time to shift the focus. #TimesUp #EnoughIsEnoughread more »

  • 05/06/2018
    WORTH THE READ: I want my son to be part of a sea tide of change, so this next generation of men aren’t the angry, contemptuous monsters that women like me have had to endure. I do this because I know this behavior isn’t born in an office petri dish. It’s learned at a very young age. According to gender researcher Christia Brown, author of “Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue,” research has shown there is little emotional difference between infant boys and girls. Both have the same capacity for sadness, both cry the same amount as babies and toddlers. What does change as kids reach preschool age is how those around them react to their crying or frustration. Tears suddenly become a sign of weakness, demarcated for girls, while boys are discouraged from showing vulnerability at all. Boys, however, are allowed to get mad—and get aggressive.read more »

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