Did you know:
- Approximately 30% of African American women are victimized by intimate partner violence in their lifetime.*
- Black women experience intimate partner violence at a rate of 35% higher than that of white women**, and 2.5 times the rate of women of other races.***
- African American women experience higher rates of intimate partner homicide when compared to their white counterparts. ***
- As a result of historical and present day racism, an African American woman is less likely to report her abuser or seek help because of discrimination, African American men's vulnerability to police brutality, religious pressures and negative stereotyping. ****
- Black Womens Health Project has identified domestic violence as the number 1 public health issue for black women *****
Your purchase helps us to empower black women to overcome the mental, emotional and physical toll abuse takes on their health. It also helps us to create awareness and educate the community on:
How to recognize abuse ( particularly Narcissism Abuse which includes mental & emotional abuse, less commonly understood and harder to recognize)
How to avoid the traps narcissism abusers set by playing the victim and using tactics that can cause friends, family, associates to become secondary abusers (abuse by proxy/"flying monkeys).
How to spot red flags of an abuser and learn techniques to avoid getting manipulated into an abusive relationship
How to create a safe space for black women to report, get out of and heal from physical, mental and emotional abuse.
We want women to not only have hair extension products that assist them in their natural hair journey or allow them to achieve trendy hair styles, but also to emotionally, mentally and physically thrive. Your purchase helps us make a difference in the lives of women who may be openly or secretly a survivor of abuse. Thank you for your support!
*Usdoj, OJP, Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey". 2000
**Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2001
***Feminist Majority Foundation's Choices Campus Campaign "Women of Color & Reproductive Justice: African American Women