Lauren is a professional make up artist with a YouTube channel with over 550,000 subscribers. However, she made a video that shocked all her followers and everyone who watches it.
Instead of her usual bright look, she was covered in bruises and dried blood. Her video was a tutorial on covering up bruises as a result of domestic abuse.
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Lauren partnered with an organization called “Refuge” that campaigns for women to break their silence when it comes to domestic abuse. 65% of women who suffer from domestic abuse keep it hidden. Lauren is passionate about this issue because she was once with an abusive partner herself. She says “the bruising on my face for the video wasn’t real, but my emotions in that video were. I had a bad experience in the past with a previous boyfriend. He never physically hurt me but I did sometimes fear what would happen next if I said the wrong thing. He could be overprotective and embarrass me in front of my work colleagues or friends because of his aggressive behavior. Sometimes it was like living with a volcano which could erupt at any second – I felt I was walking on egg shells just to keep him from exploding and smashing something across the room.”
Sadly, some of you might know exactly how this feels or you may have a friend or family member who is suffering from this. We hope that this video gives you the courage to speak out and help those in need.
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