The recent Order of Protection obtained by actress, Keke Palmer, against her ex-boyfriend sent shock waves through the community. Unfortunately, being in an abusive relationship is the reality for many of our sisters. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 40% of Black women have experienced intimate partner physical violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking in their lifetimes. While domestic violence disproportionately affects Black women, we know that domestic violence does not discriminate and impacts every race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and education level. In this bonus episode, Kimberly shares:
1. The importance of putting your public persona aside for your personal safety;
2. The main types of Orders of Protections;
3. Tips for collecting and preserving evidence; and
4. Considerations when helping a friend navigate an abusive situation.
If you, or someone you know, are in an abusive relationship, please know that help is available 24/7 by contacting the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (or text START to 88788). For additional resources and information, please go to our website www.growngirldivorce.com
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce.
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