Many women took to twitter to share emotional confessions about their own personal experiences with domestic violence. The #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft campaign launched last night.
These heartbreaking tweets are about women who decided to leave an abusive relationship, and those who were willing to stay. I scrolled on twitter and read through the tweets for about an hour, it was very disturbing to read some of them.
Many women said ” I stayed because I thought it was my fault, and I thought it was only going to happen once” Another common answer to #WhyIStayed was ” Beacause he kept apologizing, I believed him every time he apologized.”
#WhyILeft generated a lot of buzz as well, many women said ” #WhyILeft because I wanted to live, another common answer was ” I left for my kids”
Janay Rice also took to social media and broke her silence. She posted her statement on Instagram.
“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend. But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that hte media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific.
“THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”
To check out more of the emotional tweets victims of domestic abuse are posting look up #WhyILeft, and #WhyIStayed on twitter, have a box of tissue close you will need them.
Domestic Violence is never a laughing matter, this is a serious issue. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship you should seek help immediately. You can visit the Hotline.org for more information or call 1800-799-7233.
My heart goes out to every women who is currently, or has ever been in an abusive relationship.