October is Domestic Violence month--a month to recognize not only the disturbing prevalance of domestic violence but also the strength we have to survive it. In this vein, SHE WRITES--an online community for women writers--is encouraging survivors of domestic violence to share their stories:
Most of us know a woman  who has been a victim of domestic violence. We may know her from afar. We may know her up close. The thing is, we know. And over the next two weeks, by participating in the DVAM Writing Prompt here at She Writes, we can serve as a witness and celebrate her strength and survival through our words.
Because writing, we know, can heal and transform .
To learn how to join this effort, including the "rules of the road," click here .