A hard day at work is nothing compared to the difficulty of summoning courage in the face of isolation and violence….
-Ian Harris, Former Staff Attorney
...I survived, and that's the story I want to tell here.
If an adult had asked me to think about any of those questions, what a huge difference it would've made in my life!
I learned to stay silent and keep it to myself....
...the struggles and emotions of that time can come right back....
...a message is sent to women everywhere that if they come forward after being raped, people will question them.
We as a society seem quite willing to forgive athletes for crimes of assault and abuse because they entertain us.
No one called it abuse. The signs were there, but I didn't see them.
Day One partners with New York City youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development. Serving the five boroughs of New York City, Day One uses an empowerment model that invests and involves young people in maintaining safe relationships for themselves and their peers.
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