(September 17, 2015 — New York, NY) — Glowing prom pictures, silly memes, and flattering selfies fill the social media feeds of most teenagers.But what these carefully curated social personas belie is that in the real world, young women between the ages of 16-24 are more likely to suffer violence in a relationship than any other demographic in the country.We invite you to a Free online speaker series Relationship (or dating) violence is defined as the emotional, physical and/or sexual assault of one partner by the other in a dating relationship where the couple is not living together.Couples include: If you've answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, this is the place to tell your story. Telling what happened to you could help someone else in the same situation, or even better, it could stop someone from getting into the same situation! Share your relationship violence story for the Talk Before Touching® Series, and have it published here.If you've been involved in a violent intimate partnership, whether it's heterosexual, gay, or lesbian, write what happened and I'll publish your story.You may find it cathartic and you'll be helping others who may also have gone through the same thing, others who believe they're alone in what they went through.Most afternoons after school, I would get into trouble with my Mom because Benny made me stay with him while he worked on his car.
” On Rainy’s high school ID card, she has a black eye. At first he was sweet: he didn’t try to kiss her on their first date. Tony became verbally abusive, Rainy stopped going to school, stopped spending time with her friends and her mom.
One in ten teenagers report experiencing violence in their romantic relationships in the last year, and one in three say that they have been verbally, emotionally, sexually or physically abused by a dating partner.
Beginning today, Radio Rookies, WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning youth media program, presents “CRUSHED: Teens and Dating Violence,” audio stories that give rare and intimate insight into this largely unknown phenomenon by three young women who have been profoundly affected by abusive relationships.
Check out published stories of Relationship Violence - Talk Before Touching Relationship Violence Story From Emily For my Sister Lucy Life is too short: I have a sister Lucy that had been abused badly by the ex-boyfriend!
It killed me to hear my sister cry due to the abuse! Relationship Violence Story From Hannah B I am 13 years old a couple of months ago I was sexually assaulted by my ex boyfriend age 14. Relationship Violence Story From Name Undisclosed I am now 18 and it happened 2 or 3 years ago. Relationship Violence Story From Ashley I met him 3 years ago. He was so helpful, sweet, loving, his smile lit up a room, and his eyes had me hypnotized. Relationship Violence Story From Taylor G My boyfriend and I had been dating for about one year and our relationship was not going very well.
If you're looking for personal anecdotes that you can relate to or be encouraged by, you have come to the right place to read and share.