by Kenyetta Greene (Celebrity MUA)
When you think of beauty, your first thoughts are about lipstick, blush and gloss—-what’s on the outside. Well, I’m asking you to ditch that thought for a moment and ask yourself, without all the glitz and glam, am I still beautiful? Am I Empowered? The answer to that question should be, “ABSOLUTELY!”
Being physically or verbally forced into doing something you don’t want to do or being someone you are not is unacceptable. This is a pressure on another level. It’s called domestic violence and abuse!
Domestic violence is not discriminate against any socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, racial or age group and knows no geographic or educational boundaries.
What are the signs of domestic violence?
You may be in an abusive relationship if:
- You have ever been physically hurt (i.e. kicked, pushed, choked, or punched) by your partner or ex-partner.
- Your partner ever used the threat of hurting you or members of your family to get you to do something
- Your partner has ever destroyed your property or things that you care about
- Your partner tried to keep you from seeing your family, going to school or doing other things that are important to you
- You feel like you’re being controlled or isolated by your partner (with money, transportation, activities or social contacts)
- Your partner regularly blames you for the things that you cannot control, or for his/her violent behavior.
- You’re afraid of your partner or going home
If you’re on the outside looking in, there are signs of domestic violence that you might observe in a relative or friend who is in an abusive relationship. They may include:
- Being prone to “accidents” or being repeatedly injured
- Having injuries that could not be caused unintentionally or that do not match the story of what happened to cause them
- Having injuries on many different parts of the body, such as the face, throat, neck, chest abdomen or genitals
- Having bruises, burns or wounds that are shaped like teeth, hands, belts, cigarette tips
- Having wound in various states o healing
- Signs of depression
If you’re not a victim or know of anyone who may be, now is your time to provide your support.
Join me, Kenyetta Greene, as I join forces with Crystal Wright Live, WEAVE DC, WHW WEB and Shoot for Change to bring you Beauty for Empowerment. The Beauty for Empowerment event will feature some of the most talented DC Metro based Makeup Artists and Hairstylists donating their services in an effort to highlight the natural beauty that all women possess. Urban Design Company Bo Concept has graciously opened its doors to our guests for the evening between 6pm-9pm. Join us Saturday, March 12, 2011 for delicious food, networking, beauty makeovers and the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause. Admission to the event is FREE. Hair and Makeup transformations will be available to all participants donating $25 or more and all proceeds will go directly to WEAVE DC. In addition to the professional makeover services, a photo will be taken to commemorate this special event. For convenience, you may pre-register for your beauty services.
WEAVE DC is an organization that works closely with adult and teen survivors of relationship violence and abuse, providing an innovative range of legal, counseling, and educational services that leads survivors to utilize their inner community resources, achieve safety for themselves and their children and live empowered lives.
Help save lives!
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