By Dakkariah

The subject of my story is domestic abuse against women of color and how it affects their lives. This story is important because women of color have been through both verbal and physical abuse for hundreds of years, at the hands of many people.

“Leave me alone”, is what she said.

You can read Dakkariah’s full essay here.

Dakkariah’s video includes interviews on her chosen topic.

This project was made in collaboration with GlobalGirl Media-ChicagoThe ERA Coalition, and The Fund for Women’s Equality. You can learn more about this collaboration here.

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