GTG asked: What is your story about, and why did you tell it?
My story is based on domestic violence that occurred in my house as a young woman growing up. I witnessed a lot of violence and trauma within my home and between my parents. My father was an alcoholic he was very abusive toward my mother. My mom was very…well she defended herself.
I have so many stories, but that story was really a story that I thought of when I first proposed to do the project; I thought I have a story about my parents. That’s the story that stood out cause a lot of women don’t actually fight back in domestic violence cause it’s toward men, and my mother got arrested… My dad called the police on my mom and I was shocked [because] my dad beat my mom so many times. They used to fight all the time; they used to be crazy. My mom never called the cops – never took my father to court.