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Podcasts, videos, and audio recordings related to Domestic Violence Awareness.
Natasha Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2007 for her collection Native Guard. In a moving interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, she discussed her experiences growing up with family violence in her home. Trethewey's mother was shot and killed by her abusive second husband a year after she divorced him. Visit the interview page here (click the red Listen button below the headline to hear the interview in its entirety or click here.)
Included on Carrie Newcomer's latest album Regulars and Refugees is a song about "a suburban woman leaving an abusive relationship." Listen here to a song of hope that is posted on the website for the book If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder and Liberation by Janine Latus. The book is the story of her sister Amy: "In April 2002, Janine Latus's youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. 'Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved,' it read, 'but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways.'" Read more here. And learn more about Amy's Courage Fund at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. "Amy's Courage Fund provides emergency financial assistance of up to $2,000 to victims of domestic violence and their children to met their immediate needs after escaping an abusive home."
Founder of Safe at Home, Joe Torre tells his personal story of domestic violence here. Torre is the former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees baseball teams. As a child, he lived in fear of his father who physically and emotionally abused Joe's mother. Now the Safe at Home Foundation works to create safe havens for middle- and high-school age children. These havens, all located in the greater New York City area, are named in honor of Joe's mother, and are called Margaret's Place. Learn more.
Watch Christina Aguilera's video for her song "Oh Mother," a tribute to her mother's courage as a survivor of domestic violence.View the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus video for Face Down below
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