This Monday Musings and all of them throughout October post are going to be a little different than my normal posts. That is because I am very passionate about raising awareness about Domestic Violence. Most people are not aware that October is not just Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One of the ways that you could look at it is that October is really Keep Women Healthy Month, since most people who are affected by both Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer are women.
The statistics indicate that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. I have known at least 3 of those women already in my life, and possibly more. That is why I have chosen to do what I can to help raise awareness. One of the ways I do that is by wearing purple in some noticeable way everyday in October. For the last 3 years, I have also died my hair purple for October. Although it may not seem like very much, even just doing that has helped start the conversation we desperately need to be having about Domestic Violence.
There will be random posts throughout October to help raise awareness, and all of my Monday Musings posts this month will be focused on domestic violence. Although I do not plan to make this blog into a fashion blog, I might post pictures of my hair and outfits along with facts about Domestic Violence as well this month. I hope that maybe by doing so I can help continue the conversation about Domestic Violence.