l don’t think l’ve ever used my blog to support a cause before, l don’t think l’ve ever asked my followers to look at anything or sign anything or watch any activist videos or anything. You probably won’t see my do it very often because there aren’t a lot of things l support very, very strongly. However one thing l do support very strongly is VAWA or Violence Against Women Act. Not only because l am an lndigenous woman, but because domestic violence has effected me personally. As a child l had to watch my mother get violently abused constantly and even almost lose her life at times. My mother and l never recieved any proper help from the government, mind you we have never been tribally affiliated so our situation had nothing to do with lndian Laws. ln fact my abusive father would follow us anywhere we went, when we were living in the West side of Detriot he would break into our home and eat all of our groceries leaving us to starve for the next week because my mother could not afford any more food. When we lived in Toledo, Ohio he broke into our home and beat my mother severely leaving her deaf in her left ear. As a child my mother and l had to go from home to home and struggled just to find food, because my alcoholic father was never required to pay child support and we were never protected. l am not sharing this with you so you can feel sorry for me, l am not sharing this with you so you can feel sorry for my race. l am sharing this with you because no woman should have to go through what my mother went through. My mother and l supposedly had laws protecting us, so imagine what women who have no laws protecting them must go through. VAWA is not just about the lnigenous Woman, but every battered woman in America. No woman should have to live in a country where they are not protected by their government. My mother has gone through so much for me, to protect me, to save me. Why should women have to struggle just to survive in this country? They shouldn’t.
Please, please sign this petition.
lt means the world to me.