My essay “Voice Lessons” has been published in the anthology Pooled Ink: Celebrating NCW’s 2014 Contest Winners.
One in four women in the U.S. is a victim of domestic abuse, whether physical, emotional, or verbal. Men can be victims, too.
If you have a loved one in this situation, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for advice on how to help. If you’re in northern Colorado, contact Crossroads Safehouse, Alternatives to Violence, or Estes Valley Victim Advocates.
Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev of New York, recently spoke at the annual Crossroads Safehouse Gala on “Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence.” (Read The Coloradoan article.)
“Abusers and victims range from high school dropouts to PhDs,” she said. “They come from every ethnic, racial and religious background. They can even be Miss America.”