I AM Galen Cromartie

October 21, 2019
I AM Galen Cromartie

I AM Galen Cromartie

I am more than your stereotype, more then the scars that surround my body. I am more than a victim of domestic violence, in fact I am a survivor. I am not defined by my past, instead I forged a new path with the strength, and wisdom of my fellow survivors. I am more than the toxic masculinity that others try to place on me for telling my story. I am a model, I am an author, I am an activist, and most important I am a survivor.

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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