Shine a Light on Domestic Violence – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


The Story Behind “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence”
I use the image of a darkened room with a light shining through to illustrate what it is like to live in a home where abuse is present— the window with lace curtains can represent any home–your neighbor, a friend, family member, a co-worker…a home in a city or suburb, a home that may look perfect on the outside, a home you would never suspect (or perhaps you did and thought it was best to “stay out of it”) that domestic violence was happening.
Domestic violence destroys families. I chose this dark, shadowy setting to represent the fear/intimidation, isolation, secrecy, denial and very real darkness that is domestic violence.. 
The light shining through the window  represents raising awareness about domestic violence, getting help for victims and preventing violence from occurring — this is the intent behind Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
 (US) The National Domestic Violence Hotline : 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224
Hot Peach Pages, International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies (Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women’s organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 100 languages):
What is Domestic Violence? (The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney IN):

About Emily Court

It takes "Just Us" To Fight Injustice in Family Court. I blog to raise awareness about problems existing in the family court system, and use my own story as a personal example of how the systemic failures in family court, and the Guardian ad Litem Program, affect families, in an effort to encourage needed reform. Written by a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness working to create a better life for her children, in a stable home free of violence. In her efforts to rebuild her life, she has not only encountered harassment and intimidation from her alleged abuser but faced systematic failures in family court that have empowered her alleged abuser and put her children at risk. She is now fighting to keep her kids safe, and bring them home. Through writing and blogging, FCI is working to raise awareness about domestic violence, and the urgent need for family court reform. She is currently working on a memoir titled "'Til Prayers Are Answered".
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