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Time to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness. Speak Up.

By Anastasia Vorozhtsova

“The first time he slapped me, I said: This is not going to be me. […] This is not my future, I swore. He came back with apologies and purple roses — my favorite color. I accepted the apology. I thought it meant he wasn’t going to do it again. I was wrong” [1]. So starts the story where ‘again’ becomes consistent. The woman behind those words had to go through punching, kicking, and strangling. Threats of complete isolation grew into threats to her life. One day he beat her and she thought she might die.

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