In 1987, our nation observed the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I was 16 years old and never saw a poster saying “Fight the Violence” or “Silence Hides Violence”. I wouldn’t have known what those slogans meant or referred to anyway. When I was young, domestic violence wasn’t an issue for me or for my school or the shops at the mall because we didn’t know what it was. Thank goodness it was an issue for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).