Day 12: Speak Their Names

On average, three women are killed by an intimate partner every day in our nation. Each year the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) compiles a list of Kentucky victims who were murdered by their intimate partner.

This year 21 names were added to the list.

Each of these victims was someone’s daughter, mother, friend or colleague. We honor their memory by providing safety and healing services for survivors, and we commit to ending intimate partner abuse in their honor.

Maybe you just read these names quietly to yourself today. Maybe you speak them from a podium during a meeting or faith service this week. We just ask that you speak their names.

  • Cynthia Beasley, 60, Jefferson County
  • Elizabeth Blevins, 85, Fayette County
  • Ellen Cain, 42, Meade County
  • Brystal Chambers, 21, Henderson County
  • Nancy Coomer, 84, Muhlenberg County
  • Erin Cully, 26, Kenton County
  • Nicole Hiles, 35, Grant County
  • Christina Joslin, 43, Jefferson County
  • Lorine LaBombard, 37, Barren County
  • Goldia Massey, 50, Fayette County
  • Karyn Meeks, 39, Taylor County
  • Porcia Mills, 24, Jefferson County
  • Amy Ndao, 38, Jefferson County
  • Tracy Owen, 19, Logan County
  • Crystal Parker, 25, Jefferson County
  • Shannon Puryear, 37, Jefferson County
  • Lisa Roach, 38, Christian County
  • Shalayna Skaggs, 32, Larue County
  • Kim Thomas, 34, Graves County
  • Melissa Vaughn Green, 33, Logan County
  • Monica Wells, 34, Pulaski County

This list has been compiled from public media sources and represent victims killed by intimate partners and/or cases charged against an intimate partner from October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014. Learn more about KCADV’s Speak My Name project here.

This post is part of our 17 Days/17 Ways campaign to take a stand against intimate partner abuse.

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