Intimate partner violence is absolutely awful! Statistics show in the United States more than 10 million adults experience domestic violence annually. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime with IPV-related impact such as being concerned for their safety, PTSD symptoms, injury, or needing victim services. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 40 men in the United States are victims of rape or attempted rape during their lifetime. 1 in 2 female murder victims and i in 13 male murder victims were killed by intimate partners.
Dr. Wendy Walsh was a victim of assault. You can read her story here.
Jill Dodd is a writer, artist, and designer from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with honors and spent 35 years in the international fashion business. She had a similar experience to Dr. Wendy Walsh and she talks all about it. Take a listen.