Mothers’ Advocacy & Children Safe at Home
In her heart she is a mourner for those who have not survived.
In her soul she is a warrior for those who are now as she was then.
In her life she is both celebrant and proof of women’s capacity and will to survive, to become, to act, to change self and society. And each year she is stronger and there are more of her.
“A Battered Wife Survives,” first published under the title “The Bruise That Doesn’t Heal” in Mother Jones, Vol. III, No. VI, July 1978.