#ad At first glance, this post is another happy photo staged in front of a beautiful mural found along the way in my travels. But in this case, there’s more.
The girl in this photo, when she was right out of college, just starting into her adult life, just starting to make her own money and find out who she wanted to be in the world had a secret. The girl in the photo is me and my secret was this: in my home life I was experiencing something horrific - domestic violence.
What if we shared information about financial abuse like we share pics of artsy walls? Could we make this invisible weapon, used to keep victims from leaving violent relationships, visible? 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. This post is in fact an ad, however I choose projects that have meaning and this one is super close to my heart. @AllstatePurplePurse is one of the leading advocates for financial education and empowerment as one of the most effective tools to help end domestic violence. This summer, in six cities across the country, female street artists are painting share-worthy murals. Each mural contains a hidden message - visit the New Orleans mural by @milagrosyall at 8338 Oak Street and swipe right to see the invisible message. Much love, and remember if you need help there is always a way, get more information at the link in my bio. #PurplePurse #SafeWayOut