As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, I recognize that Domestic violence is a problem for #EachOfUs, for #AllOfUs -- regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status, political or religious view.

What must we do to stop this culture of domestic violence?

1. We must speak up when we see acts of domestic violence.

2. We must teach that the need to control others is the root of domestic violence. We must teach how we can exercise self-control.

3. We must stop the shame, guilt, and stigmatization of victims.

4. We must have empathy for victims and abusers.

5. We must shed the "white knight in shining armor" and "hero" myths.

When we recognize that we can trust others, and we release the need for controlling others, we will be on our way to a happier, healthier Tucson -- a Tucson for #EachOfUs and #AllOfUs.

"I kept waiting for someone to solve the problem; then I realized -- *I* am someone." (anonymous)

<3 Felicia

Founder, Felicia Chew Community Projects

Felicia Chew

Midtown

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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