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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Take a pledge with Brave Woman #CBias #BraveWoman

You know how you can just be surfing the net one day and come across something that you wish you had found 20 years ago? I was recently led to a website called Brave Woman. It's a website to help women get out of violent situations, including domestic violence.

20 years ago I was in such a situation. My 1st husband was an alcoholic, and, let's just say, he was not a happy drunk. I was young and 'stupid' and didn't know how to get out of it at the time so I went through, what felt like, a long time of terrible emotional abuse and some things I just can't talk about 'til this day.

I have to wonder if I had found a website like Brave Woman, if it would have given me a place to turn that I would have felt safe turning to. It's got a community where you can talk to others in situations like yours and can put you in touch with people, in your own community who can help you.
Eventually I did leave him, with a 7 month old and a baby on the way. They are who gave me the strength because I could never imagine them going through these horrible things.

There is a pledge you can take, Facebook page you can sign up for and follow them on Twitter ( @Brave_Woman )too. I'm going to lead my 21 year old daughter to this website too. Although I have brought her up to be strong and never 'take anything' from anyone, this will be another great tool for her. It says 1 in every 4 women experience domestic violence. I don't want her to be one of them...ever.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias all opinions are my own.


  1. Been there! Good for you and thanks for promoting this. There is hope, and there is a better place! Let's hope the word gets out and these women get the strength, hope, and bravery they so deserve!

  2. You weren't/aren't stupid! It's something that those of us who have been through it are afraid to leave as the results may be/have more devestating and harmful to our loved ones.
    Your smart for getting out when you did and for helping all of the #BraveWoma-en to come upon your post!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing. You are a very brave woman and I am inspired by your post.