My (and every other domestic violence survivor’s) Rude Awakening

My new (and absolutely dear) friend, Jon Savage, made this video for DeafHope, an amazing organization founded by a group of Deaf women in the Bay Area in northern California with the mission to end domestic and sexual violence through empowerment, education and services.

When I watched the video, I realized how little I really knew about domestic violence. I had to watch it again and think about what I went through during those years with Renny and it’s frighteningly true that I experienced nearly ALL of what Deanne Bray mentioned about the power and control abuse, and yet I stayed with him that long. I thought I understood domestic violence, but I was in denial for a long time. I’m stopping that and at least what I can do right now is to share with you all this valuable video. Thank you Jon and Deanne!

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3 comments

  1. Pamela Kiner · May 29, 2013

    Bellamie….

    Thanks for sharing this powerful video. If you don’t mind, I’d like to send it to some of the people/organizations that are connected to Beachwood Schools to help get the message out..

    • Bellamie · May 31, 2013

      Oh please do share! Thanks for the comment! 🙂

  2. Pingback: Amazing ASL Video Informs About Domestic Abuse | deafinprison

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