October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Some may wonder: Is awareness enough? As #MeToo—created 10 years ago by Tarana Burke—experiences a viral resurgence following other hashtags like #YesAllWomen and #WhyIStayed, what happens beyond the social media trend? What can awareness do?
Consider this: If someone in your life were experiencing abuse, would they know where to go for help? Do you think they’d feel safe coming to you to talk about it?