International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Probably the longest National Day name ever, though it’s definitely a serious topic that should have the media’s attention.

Here are some statistics that you should know.


Infographic from UNwomen.org. Please visit their site for more information.


As I’ve grown and worked on The Tomboy Project, I have become a huge advocate for women and people in general. It’s not okay to treat people poorly, it’s not okay to harm people and it’s not okay to make people feel inferior because you are an insecure person.

I wish I understood all of that when I was bullied when I was younger. I wouldn’t have wasted so much time wondering if they were right or what else was wrong with me, yatta yatta.

The time is now. No more shit. If you are in a situation where you are being treated less than the absolute best, it’s time to move on. There are a lot of people and organizations that have resources for you. Just know there is no one that can make that decision for you. You have to decide to move on. You have to take the action to move on and then you have to actually move on.

You can do this.