Every 9 seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten and on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. If you are doing the math, that equates to more than 10 million women and men annually. There are many more that do not report their incidents, but one brave victim decided to share her story with a song.
Darrian Amaker, 24, says that last Thanksgiving she endured a 10-hour beating at the hands of someone she loved. While at the hospital with obvious facial bruises of the almost fatal encounter, she decided to sing. Posting to the NCADV website, she wrote, “He had planned it out; I was supposed to die. I survived or escaped, whatever you want to call it, and spent four days in the hospital, eyes swollen shut, wondering why, wondering why.”
Her heartfelt message describes her experience days following the horrific incident. “She found her own way in the city, she don’t take no more abuse,” sings Amaker. The young woman later adds how she recalls the night. “She left him after his drunk attack, she never once looked back.”
The powerful photo and song now has other women sharing their stories on the Facebook post and offering encouragement to Amaker, who is still dealing with numerous issues after the attack.
She also said of her partner, “I am physically safe now. My Love-no-longer has been formally charged by a grand jury with six felonies and faces many years as a prisoner.”
If you know someone that is being abused, please encourage them to get help.
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