Words from a Survivor
Actor Patrick Stewart grew up in a household filled with violence. I recently came across these powerful words of his and needed to pass them along. His feeling that there was nowhere to go is exactly what we are working to relieve with our first initiative.
“Our house was small, and when you grow up with domestic violence in a confined ...space you learn to gauge, very precisely, the temperature of situations. I knew exactly when the shouting was done and a hand was about to be raised – I also knew exactly when to insert a small body between the fist and her face, a skill no child should ever have to learn. Curiously, I never felt fear for myself and he never struck me, an odd moral imposition that would not allow him to strike a child. The situation was barely tolerable: I witnessed terrible things, which I knew were wrong, but there was nowhere to go for help.”