Code Purple: 2015

That’s a wrap.  I made it through an entire month of writing a poem in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month every single day.  It was grueling, exhausting, insightful, healing, and full of dark and light places.  Here is a directory to each of these baby steps, as well as the original introduction from 2013 so that anyone who stumbles upon this project wondering what has happened here can gain some insight.  Join with me next year for Code Purple: 2016?  Same bat time, same bat channel.

The original introduction:

I had promised the world that, with the reinvested vigor NaPoWriMo brought to my craft, I would dedicate a poem a day during the month of October (the nationally recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month) in honor of this cause.  I will do my best to advocate, educate, and promote the overall welfare of domestic abuse survivors and the impact domestic abuse has had on their families and communities.

I strongly encourage my readers to share and promote this cause.  Support your local domestic violence shelters through donations, volunteer work, and simply by educating yourself.  Know what resources are available to you and your community so that you can play an important role in the prevention and awareness of domestic violence.
The purple ribbon donned in the month of October is a symbol to recognize, honor, and remember every volunteer, caseworker, counselor, shelter coordinator, etc who is advocating every day for the victims, survivors, and casualties of this worldwide epidemic.  Let us band together with them to end the violence NOW.

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