Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and The Allstate Foundation.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and The Allstate Foundation created the Purple Purse campaign to urge people to openly talk about domestic violence. The Purple Purse symbolizes ESCAPE by gaining financial security. The Allstate Foundation pledged to give the YWCA programs designed to aid women up to $350,000.00 but I NEED YOUR HELP!
Let’s “Pass the Purse” by clicking the link to www.purplepurse.com and entering the virtual purse code along with your zip code into the map.
Domestic violence affects 1 in four women in their lifetime. That’s more than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer COMBINED and the number one indicator a victim will stay, leave or return her abuser is her financial security. Let’s help empower those women who need that financial security to leave for good!
Although many don’t talk about it, there is some form of domestic violence happening in the country about 145 times EVERY hour. The Purple Purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain and hope that it will spark important conversations about domestic violence and empower those impacted by it to start talking about the issue.
This is where we come together and really make a BIG difference! Every time someone clicks on my purse link and passes the purse by entering the code on the card into www.purplepurse.com or ww
w.bolsomorado.com, a $5 donation will be triggered from Allstate Foundation to the YWCA for programs that support victims of domestic violence and build financial empowerment. Just imagine the impact this will make to those women in need of support.
Know The Red Flags
The list below was put together by domestic violence victims who have recognized some of the early warning signs of a abusive relationship.
- Wants to move too quickly into the relationship.
- Does not honor your boundaries.
- Is excessively jealous and accuses you of having affairs.
- Wants to know where you are all of the time and frequently calls, emails and texts you throughout the day.
- Criticizes you or puts you down; most commonly tells you that you are “crazy,” “stupid” and/or “fat,” or that no one would ever want or love you.
- Says one thing and does another.
- Takes no responsibility for their behavior and blames others.
- Has a history of battering.
- Blames the entire failure of previous relationships on their partner; for example, “My ex was a total bitch.”
- Grew up in an abusive or violent home.
- Insists that you stop spending time with your friends or family.
- Seems “too good to be true.”
- Insists that you stop participating in leisure interests.
- Rages out of control and is impulsive.
For more information about the “Pass the Purse” campaign, please visit Facebook or PurplePurse.com.
Taking action against domestic violence is simple – Purple Purse: Pass It On.