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Hi my beautiful faces and happy Monday! It’s October so let’s discuss something very important, which is domestic violence. This subject is dear to me. I encourage you all to remember LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT YOU TO DEATH. For most of us, at some point in our lives we have witnessed abuse. Whether it was mental, physical, emotional or verbal. The way we were raised you probably didn’t think of it as a problem. In certain homes it’s a family rule to practice the saying “What goes on in this house stays in this house.” If only our ancestors knew how much pain that statement would cause.

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The statics are alarming. According to “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.” That means by the time you finish this article at least 60 people will experience abuse. The numbers are hard to process, but it’s our reality.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
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With the numbers being as scary as they are, there is hope and prevention. Due to training, technical advancements and awareness more people are becoming SURVIVORS of domestic violence. It’s so important we continue to bring light to this situation because there are so many affected by it. I am so happy that more victims are willing to share their stories and experiences. That alone gave others the motivation they needed to get out.

When the silence isn’t quiet
And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
And move mountains


Alright my beautiful faces I hope you have an amazing Monday. Be sure to come back for some more motivation every week here in Straight Official Magazine. If you need another dose of KimdaSSB, check me out on Monday and Wednesday 8 – 10pm CST or follow me on Instagram @Mzkim2012.

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The author Kim SSB

Kim da SSB aka Soulful Social Butterfly is a TN FLEET HOST and Radio Personality. Her motto is “LIVE LIKE  IT’S YOUR LAST” She is a mother, wife, entrepreneur, motivator, blogger and more. Kim is also a member of the Fleetdjs Coalition. You can hear her Monday  and Wednesday 8-10pm cst on Power99damixx. She is  the founder of I’m a.l.i.v.e.(accepting life is very essential) a business that house  the various ways she try to reach the masses by way of Motivational Speaking, merchandise, and entertainment.  She devotes her time to advocating against Domestic Violence, Bullying and Suicide Prevention. At some point she has danced with all three. As a domestic violence survivor she strives  to show the importance of self love and your worth in hopes that others will find the courage to leave.  Neo soul and old skool R&B are her favorite genre of music. Entertaining and creating a vibe gives her great pleasure. Music saved her and  now she  is  determined to show the world the wonderful healing powers of music.

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