I am very familiar with domestic violence, unfortunately. I was born into a horribly abusive home. I was in more than one abusive relationship. I know what it's like to feel invisible, to beg for help and none arrives. I know what it's like to feel absolutely helpless and hopeless.
When I was in a DV shelter, I noticed how they favored the women and children and basically ignored the single women. Single women were expected to do almost everything around the shelter, as they had no obligations; at least in their minds. Believe me, I brought this to their attention on more than one occasion.
They agreed that single women need special attention to, yet nothing was ever done. So, I am going to do it; one way or the other. As I told the supervisors at the DV shelter I was in, almost every one of the single women were mothers too. Just because they don't have their kids with them, through one reason or another; doesn't mean they are not mothers.
When they would have special parties for women and children, did they ever think what it did to the single women? I used to sit in my room and cry, because I would have given anything to have my children with me too. I've seen other single women going through the same thing and it was torture.
Ok, I'll get off of my soapbox now, lmao. I just wanted ya'll to know how important this is.....not only to me; but all the single and disabled women out there who desperately need help and aren't getting it, becuase there is never enough room for them. All the rooms are filled with women and kids, so the single woman usually have no options but to stay with their abusers.
Thank you for listening to me preach, lol.
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