17 Days 17 Ways

17 Days/17 Ways – Believe Your Voice Matters

By Curtis Bethel Student Blogger Note: The following post was written by a freshman at the University of Kentucky with help from our staff as part of a service learning project. Everyone knows about high-profile intimate partner violence, like when Chris Brown hit Rihanna or the recent Ray Rice video showing the football player striking…

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17 Days 17 Ways

17 Days/17 Ways – Write A Letter

Intimate partner violence happens in every community and neighborhood, but sometimes we don’t hear about the issue in the news until someone is harmed. On the other hand, the issue of intimate abuse is a popular topic in television and film. Unfortunately, many of these stories perpetuate myths by mythologizing, minimizing, and misnaming the abuse…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Honestly Ask Yourself

By Dan Schlachter Student Blogger Note: Today’s post was written by a freshman at the University of Kentucky with help from GreenHouse17 staff as part of a service learning project. Oftentimes we don’t consciously think about many of our everyday habits. We get so caught up in the endless distractions and stresses of life that…

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17 Days/17 Ways – Speak Their Names

Today’s way to help is a more difficult one. Data collected by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics finds an average of three women are murdered by an intimate partner every day in the United States (link to analysis of the data). These murders represent more than a third of all female homicides.…

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17 Days 17 Ways

17 Days/17 Ways – Read, Watch and Listen to Stories

Choosing to read, watch, and listen to stories about intimate partner violence is one way you can help end intimate partner abuse. Stories help us to process our experiences, sympathize with the experiences of others, and bond in shared experiences. Although some popular stories perpetuate myths and out-dated assumptions, so many offer insight to understanding. …

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