For too long, domestic violence has been viewed as a personal and private issue, rather than a societal problem. There is often shame and stigma associated with domestic violence which can make it difficult to talk about. For many of us, it’s not something that we want to talk about, think about, or imagine happening – especially not in our own neighbourhoods.
Unfortunately, avoiding it won’t make it go away. The reality is, domestic violence IS happening. It impacts many different people, in many different neighbourhoods.
That is why Women’s Crisis Services created this public education series – to emphasize that she is your neighbour and we all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.
In 2020, we launched the She Is Your Neighbour podcast where we take a deep dive into domestic violence, exploring the realities and complexities of it. In 2021, the She Is Your Neighbour project was a finalist at the Leadership Waterloo Fresh Innovator Awards.
An avid storyteller, for years she was torn between becoming a journalist and working at a non-profit – now she gets to do both! When she isn’t raising awareness and funds, you can find her exploring the outdoors, working on DIY projects, hanging out with her cats, and trying to keep up with the latest TikTok dances.
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