Fighting Chance

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

In domestic violence homicides, women are six times more likely to be killed when there is a gun in the house.

Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.

Domestic violence is more common than people think.  The above statistics back that up.  Despite the fact that the majority of Americans know someone who’s been the victim of sexual or domestic violence, most people don’t actually talk about it.  We need to break that stigma.  

Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, partnered with authors Kate Marie Robbins and Renee Jean, are spearheading a campaign to help break the stigma and raise awareness for a cause that has hit close to home for both of them.   Both Kate and Renee are telling their stories.  Kate with Behind Closed Doors and Renee with Survivor.  These to novels, along with Rock & Roll Saved My Soul's anthology, Fighting Chance, will all be released in October.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Renee is doing a live event where she lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and Kate is doing an online event.  But they need your help!  

How Can You Help?

Fighting Chance is accepting submissions through the end of June.  If you would like to submit something, please e-mail it to with "Fighting Chance" in the subject line by June 30th. 

We are also in need of help with planning the online event.  (Including, but limited to: donations for prizes and raffle/auction items, ideas for ways to get the word out about the event, inviting your friends to the event when a date is set)  If you would like to help with the event in any way, please contact Kate Marie Robbins via Facebook.

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