“He would call me names, one of which was: garbage. He said that I am not valuable and it was a mistake that he married me. My husband said, “God told him to beat me up so I’d be a submissive wife.” I was housebound for a year. Beaten up every three days, yet I still had to put on a happy, smiley face in front of the congregation. Last month, he used knives, belts, and fire…”
“ I heard, ‘I allow you this lifestyle… no one would want you anyway.’ It took 12 years but I finally was a shell of a being and I needed to save myself. Two black eyes later he was in jail.”
These are words coming from real women who experienced a nightmarish life of abuse only to come out of it triumphant and free from the control of domineering and controlling husbands. The Little Black Dress Society is a service organization dedicated to Educating, Empowering, Engaging, and Embracing women from all walks of life in a collective effort to end the abuse of women, and for this reason STW is partnering with this organization for this Self-Defense seminar titled, “Intro to Stick Defenses.”
The funds raised through the Little Black Dress Foundation will help make an impact in women’s lives touched by abuse. Help us bring awareness to violence against women Sat, May 12st, at our Blanco location, from 10:30 am- 1:30 pm for this life-saving event. Open to all male and female, STW members and non-members.