The day that her husband pushed her into a wall was the day that Cherie Faus-Smith left.
“It was a feeling of shock and fear,” she said. “The back of my head hit the wall, and two things ran through my mind—my son was in the house, and I was afraid of what Phil* might do next.”
Overall, one in three women experience severe physical violence by a partner. Last year, 122 people died as a result of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.
Learn more– Style and Substance: YWCA’s Power of Style fashion show is designed to raise awareness of domestic violence, TheBurg, October 2019