#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou

Is such an interesting conversation starter, it’s what we all need to be seeing. Abuse isn’t or hasn’t ever been just about hitting.

The saying sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me has never been shown to be so wrong before.

It never ceases to amaze that it’s the simplest concepts that provoke such a big response. They seem to resonate with people and they believe they have something to add, a way to help. It doesn’t feel like a big commitment or an exposing thing to do, but by sharing a tweet that you’ve seen or even writing one yourself you could have just helped shine a light somewhere where there was only darkness before.

Raising awareness can only be a good thing and not just for victims and survivors but for perpetrators too. Recognising yourself or your life in the words on the screen can be the first introduction to change, whatever that might be for you. It might make it easier to ask for help because you feel like you will be believed and understood in a way that you didn’t think was possible before.

How nice it is to think that 140 characters could make such a big difference to your friend or your local community, your country or the world as a whole. Showing us once again that it doesn’t have to be big to make a big impact it just has to be honest, genuine and real.

What would your #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou be?

 

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