Survivors of domestic violence often go to great lengths to keep themselves safe. For some, that means choosing between privacy and convenience.
For one Washington state survivor, the struggle to keep her address private meant giving up voting. KUOW spoke with LifeWire’s executive director, Rachel Krinsky, about the challenges survivors like her face when trying to vote.
Connie Ellis always gets a little nervous when LifeWire’s phone rings. As a volunteer, she works the Bellevue organization’s helpline for survivors of domestic violence. The calls that come in can range from a woman fleeing an abusive husband and in need of a new place to hide to a mother overwhelmed with shame and looking for someone to talk to. Ellis is that person.
During October’s Domestic Violence Action Month, LifeWire’s Executive Director, Rachel Krinsky, and domestic violence survivor, Becky, were interviewed for Hubbard Radio Seattle’s Public Affairs Show with Gary Shipe.
The segment aired on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 across four local radio stations: KKNW 1150 AM, KIXI 880 AM, KQMV Movin’ 92.5 FM, and KVRQ Rock 98.9 FM.