Use Your Words
USE YOUR WORDS
Start with “I believe you.” Or “I’m here.” Just start. Break through the silence. Use Your Words.
100% of the proceeds from these teal sunglasses with speech bubbles down the temple go to Breaking Silence. See below for more information.
Breaking Silence is a nonprofit that engages and inspires communities to take action and recognize their responsibility for the impact interpersonal violence (IPV) has on our culture. The organization is committed to promoting empathy, healing and open dialogue through a traveling interactive exhibit in which the stories of survivors are brought to life with chilling realism.
By using the stories of those who have been impacted by interpersonal violence, Breaking Silence is able to present their stories in an individual and powerful way. Each participant is provided with an audio player and is invited to listen to the story of a survivor while walking through the setting that brings certain aspects of their experience to life. By recreating the familiar worlds of a dorm room, a kitchen, or a family room the imagery that is painted in ones mind allows for the establishment of active empathy that empowers participants to end our current culture of abuse.
CREATING A HEALED CULTURE
Breaking Silence is creating a space for survivors to share their stories in a healing and impactful way. This display of courage by others will pave the way for a dialogue around IPV to begin in our culture, give people techniques for responding to survivors, offer information on community support centers, and inform participants on the process that many go through after experiencing IPV. Survivors are leading by example to break the silence and reverse the current trends with a healed culture.
USE YOUR WORDS
People run for the high, for the escape, for the accomplishment, for... but this month we ask that you run for survivors, for believing people’s stories, for no more victims. Break the silence so we can create a healed culture and bring an end to sexual and physical violence. Click the link below for more information on our partner Breaking Silence.Learn more