Finding a Way Out of Domestic Violence
My whole life since I was a little guy, I dreamed of having my own family. I would see happy families among friends and other family members, and I always wished for what they had. I lived in a broken home and always told myself that I would do anything and everything for my wife and kids whenever that day would come.
I’ve been with my wife since our freshman year of high school, and now we have a two-year-old daughter. These days, my goal is to inspire men and women to spread the right message to our children. The big picture I have in mind is to stop domestic violence. I dealt with this throughout my childhood, both with my real father and stepfather. I watched my mother get beaten up for years—and when I was old enough to stand up for her, I experienced the same. After seeing my mother when things hit the fan, I realized I didn’t want any other woman on this Earth to have to go through the same thing.
If I wasn’t with my wife and daughter, how could I stop a domestic violence incident from happening? The answer is—physically I can’t, but in this day and age, there is the power of the individual voice and social networking. My goal is to spread awareness to the world and protect women! At the end of my life, I want to know that I made an impact to make women’s rights and needs matter. I don’t ever want my daughter to encounter the things I witnessed as a child. I also hope to inspire women to get back up and find their way out of violent situations. Know that you have the strength and courage—because without you, there are no men. #ProtectourwomenClick here to check out Justin’s powerful song, and watch him use his voice to speak out against domestic violence.