Safety is a basic human right, and when there’s a reality in the United States of 1 in 7 men and 1 in 4 women being a victim of severe physical violence it only becomes obvious that we’re not talking about it enough.
These offenses are largely disproportionate against woman. As a human living in a masculine driven society and as a man; a man with a mother, a sister, a female partner and a daughter, I have an obligation to promote the value of gender equality, to stand against women being seen as lesser and actively pursue a better, safer environment for us all to live in.
This starts with the safety of being able to speak about these issues.
Open conversations can diffuse the power of fear and hopefully diminish the harmful climate where we, as a society, have allowed this cultural ill to continue to exist. I’m inspired by the strength of resilience. The video for "Janine" and the Janine Project were created to encourage a conversation that will hopefully lead victims to a safe place of survivorship and abusers to seek help as well & stop hurting others.
Fear is not a place where love can grow. If you’re in a relationship ruled by fear, get out while you can, this isn’t Love!