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 One-third of all women and 40% of Black women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) released a statement this week acknowledging Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), which is recognized during the month of October. NCADV’s theme for 2021’s DVAM is #WeAreResilient, a reminder of survivor’s resiliency as well as the collective resiliency of the domestic violence movement.

In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, four business powerhouses are joining forces to share their stories to highlight this issue that many women and men deal with, often in silence.

On October 16, Ellie Diop, Arnita Johnson-Hall, Koereyelle Duboseand Tonya Rapley will have a live discussion at The Women Who Thrive: Rebuilding After Abuse event in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be live-streamed on Youtube (set a reminder!) to show women worldwide what is possible on the other side of abuse.

This collaborative effort by thriving women in the Black community shows that domestic violence does not have a face. Many people fall into abuse because they don’t know enough about how to identify the early signs. By coming together, the women hope to save women from experiencing abuse and give others the strength to walk away from abusive relationships.

You can rebuild from anything! 💜 & They are showing you proof of that!