October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the stories of violence and abuse among teen girls and young women are rapidly rising. That is why singer and ‘X-Factor’ Host Kelly Rowland is showing her support for the Saving Our Daughters YELL Confidence initiative in a new public service announcement.
The Saving Our Daughters YELL Confidence initiative creates audiovisual content to spark conversation and awareness of key issues currently plaguing teen girls and young women in society such as bullying of every kind, dating abuse, hate crimes, school violence, and other problems that rob young ladies of their self-esteem.
Having recently disclosed her own personal past experience with an abusive relationship, Kelly offers her understanding and support. “I am here for all my young women to let them know that you can now stand up to this senseless abuse,” she says in the PSA. “Please join my efforts and Saving our Daughters with the YELL Confidence initiative.”
The initiative is in partnerships with the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as well as selected Covenant Houses in New York, Houston and Atlanta. Donations to the program will teen girls and women that reside the shelters operated by the organizations.
It is such a wonderful thing for Kelly to lend her support to this very crucial campaign. There are many in the entertainment industry that have endured these situations and choose to keep their experiences secret. I am glad that Kelly Rowland has not only come forward to share her story of survival, but is also using her life as an offer of support to others. I hope that every teen and young adult uses her Public service announcement as motivation to speak up and seek help if suffering in silence.
Learn more about this initiative or donate by visiting:
- The Saving Our Daughters Facebook page
- The Saving Our Daughters Website to make a donation
- Saving Our Daughters on Twitter
- The Saving Our Daughters YouTube Channel
If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799 SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. You can also text: loveis to 2252.
Photo source: Youtube.com/SavingOurDaughters