Apr 23, 2018
Angela is amazing. Single mother of two kids. Assistant director in the city. Courageous, empathic and generous.
I played her Amanda's story from Red Flags and then we talked about it.
Domestic violence is hard. I struggled to ask Angela about it and I feel a bit ashamed of that.
Remembering abuse brings up strong emotions and layers of self-judgement. Talking about it brings up the complicated nuances of male and female relationships in society; it brings up the fear of reprisal if it's heard by the abuser or their family.
But Angela feels a responsibility to speak up about her relationship with her ex-husband, both to help other women and to end the intergenerational transmission of abuse for the sake of her children.
And I feel very grateful that she let me share this story.