Did you know...
According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following are rates of reported intimate partner violence1...
Approximately 1 in 4 women (23.2%) and 1 in 7 men (13.9%) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Approximately 1 in 10 women (9.7%) and 1 in 43 men (2.3%) have experienced stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Approximately 1 in 6 women (16.4%) and 1 in 14 men (7%) have experienced contact sexual violence* by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Approximately 1 in 2 women (47.1%) and 1 in 2 men (47.3%) have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Approximately 1 in 3 women (39.7%) and 1 in 2 men (41.1%) have experienced coercive control by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
What is scary, is these are only the reported stats.
If you did not listen to my podcast episode with #kelseypumel on #surviving #domestic #violence, you need to stop what you are doing right now and go listen.
It is a powerful story that will give you chills.
So many of us have this idea of "what domestic violence looks like." It is an unconscious bias that we have been conditioned to have. Kelsey doesn't fit that mold. She has 6 collegiate level degrees. She is an owner of an enrichment center for children with autism. She is also beautiful. But behind closed doors, she was being abused.
I don't want to give too much away. You need to hear the story from Kelsey herself.
But if this is your sticky floor, help is available. Call 800-799-7233.
That is the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You can also text "Start" to 88788.