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Silent Voices by carvingbackbone Silent Voices by carvingbackbone
SILENT VOICES

When you purchase the Faith Butterfly Pin you will be supporting NCADV's "Bring Volume to Silent Voices Campaign". Find out how to purchase the pin here. [link]

:floating: :heart: :pray: :heart: :floating:

There's a man, and there's a woman
Living right above you in apartment G
There's a lot of noise coming through the ceiling,
And it don't sound like harmony
You can sit there with your TV turned up
While the words in his anger fly
But, come tomorrow when you see her with her shades on,
Can you look her in the eye?


What if she's an angel sent here from heaven and she's making sure that you're doing you best to take the time to love one another. Brother, are you gonna pass that test? You can go on with your day-to-day...trying to forget what you saw on her face; knowing deep down, you could have been her saving grace.
What if she's an angel?

:pray: A little girl, on daddy's lap,
Hiding her disease with a baseball cap.
You can turn the channel;
Most people do.
But what if you were sitting in her daddy's shoes?:pray:

Maybe she's an angel sent here from heaven and she's making sure that you're doing your best to take the time to love one another. Brother, are you gonna pass that test. You can go on with your day-to-day...trying to forget what you saw on her face. Knowing deep down, you could have been her saving grace.

....:floating:





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Did You Know?
 One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
 An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
 The majority (73%) of family violence victims are female. Females were 84% of spousal abuse
victims and 86% of abuse victims at the hands of a boyfriend.
 Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
 Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence.

Children Who Witness
· Witnessing violence between one’s parents
or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of
transmitting violent behavior from one
generation to the next.
· Boys who witness domestic violence are
twice as likely to abuse their own partners
and children when they become adults.
· 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate
partner violence also abuse children in the
household.

Sexual Assualt and Stalking
» One in six women and one in 33 men
have experienced an attempted or
completed rape.
» Nearly 7.8 million women have been raped
by an intimate partner at some point in their
lives.
» 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be
stalked in their lifetime.
» 81% of women stalked by a current or
former intimate partner are also physically
assaulted by that partner; 31% are also
sexually assaulted by that partner.


Repoting Rates
* Only approximately one-quarter of
all physical assaults, one-fifth of all
rapes, and one-half of all stalkings
perpetuated against females by
intimate partners are reported to the
police.
* Domestic violence is one of the
most chronically underreported
crimes.

IF YOU NEED HELP
For more information or to get help, please call:
THE NATIIONAL DOMESTIIC VIIOLENCE HOTLIINE at 1-800-799-7233
THE NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE AT 1-800-656-4673
THE NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE AT 1-866-331-9474



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**All the above information taken from [link] as Part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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:iconlaurakristin72:
laurakristin72 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Hi!  I'm creating a website on dating violence for a class I'm taking.  Could I use this picture on my site?  Thanks!
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:iconcarvingbackbone:
carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm sorry I never saw this sooner.  I sadly never use this site anymore.  If you're still looking for a way to use it now or in the future you're more than welcome to.  If you don't mind showing me the finished product, that's always nice.  Since I likely won't see the comment/note, feel free to email blacknwhite.color@yahoo.com.  No worries if you forget ;)  Permission to use whatever you see fit here ;)
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miss-disorientated Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beauty - yet pain.
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ifeyescouldtalk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
i love that song..what if she's an angel...i forget who sings it but it used to be one of my faves...sorry i haven't been here in awhile...october is just not a good month for me.
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Student General Artist
ah, you and me both darling -- i only sign on for maybe like a half hour at most anymore and my phones almost alwyas off -- but, we're still trucking along.
and i'm so so so sorry that things are rough for you; i love you more than life; know that always
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vertigo316 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
another piece to the puzzle.....

no words....
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:iconcarvingbackbone:
carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Student General Artist
^^; :hug:. sometimes no words say the most.
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jezustin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Awww, don't cry! Great picture...
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:iconcarvingbackbone:
carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Student General Artist
aww :aww:
:hug: ...just simply, thank you.
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knalleknuten Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
cool one..where is the song from?

your sad face is funny^^
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:iconcarvingbackbone:
carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Student General Artist
that song's by mark wills :):)

and hey, no makin fun of my sad face. that was actually 100% natural. that wasn't a "i need a sadface picture. *pout*" that was entirely real...quite unfortunately.
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knalleknuten Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ouh..didnt know that..sorry
but why? And who was brave enough to :camera: in that very moment?
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Student General Artist
aw, wellll, it's a long story, but i was really really upset and broken about some pretty serious stuff -- nothing like, oh my boyfriend blahblahblah. *sigh*. but, i actually self-timed the photo because i needed it for something i was working on and right in the middle of being upset my camera was on the shelf and i needed something authentic. timer on, ignored it, right back to what was going on. got a shot :shrug:
:hmm:
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knalleknuten Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow..
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:iconknalleknuten:
knalleknuten Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
that really impresses me..that you used your real emotion
I am not sure that I would have so much courage
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007   General Artist
Beautiful and profound..

It's so easy to forget.......
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Student General Artist
wow, thank you so so very much :aww: your feedback is wonderful to my ears. thank you
:hug:
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Kiyoshimi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
this piece reminds me why I'm nosy and why I try to be compassionate :) thanks
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Student General Artist
tehehe, that sounded silly, but i lovelove that you're "nosy" and compassionate for that reason :):) i'm sure you do great wonders for many other people simply by noticing them.

:aww: :hug: :pray:
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Kiyoshimi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
your sig is cool :] and you've encouraged me :heart:
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Student General Artist
aw, thank you so much... and i'm so very greatful i could do any such thing as encourage :aww:

you've brought a smile to my face as well :D :hug:
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bobojoe84 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
you've spoken some good truth :D God bless
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:iconbobojoe84:
bobojoe84 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
you've spoken some good truth :D God bless
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:iconcarvingbackbone:
carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Student General Artist
wow, thank you so so much for the feedback :aww:

:hug: :hug: :pray: :heart:
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bobojoe84 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
yup God is good
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Student General Artist
the bestest :aww: :hug:
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dboywheeler Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Very beautiful indeed... a perfect interpretation of that song. I can't think of any critique. I think this is a solid photo thing.
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Student General Artist
aww, well thank you very very much. you are very kind :aww:
:hug:
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dirtofgrandeur Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
First of all, as always, you's ridiculously pretty here. However, I know you'd want a more meaningful comment than that, so...I get this entirely. It reminds me alot of watching my mother in binds with my father and stepfather. As a child I couldn't help but bawl and want it all to stop, and as a teenager, I couldn't help but want to kill my stepdad. With this, the contrast between the two moods is actually kind of powerful. *super ultra mega glomp* I think you need that...
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Student General Artist
ha, 'ridiculously pretty'... more like pretty ridiculous :roll:
but, man, another round of serious amounts of symbolism that you totally caught onto. to me for this one, i think it played on two main levels. one being how things really aren't how they always appear -- the one who could be a disshelved mess is really an angel ((or often more personally the reverse as it pertains to myself most commonly is that i could appear together, but that's not what's on the other side at all)) ... but also that i'd give anything for someone TO see that normal dissheveled mess on the right and save me. be my saving grace. give me the chance to be something more and live up to the face i put out there -- insteeeead of ignoring me, shunning me, having nothing to do with me. and, then the last line about that song, just reminded me of physical health, cancer, etc. and that struck a meaningful chord to me on a different note entirely, though still within the same.
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dirtofgrandeur Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
My head's spinning, but okay lol *nods and smiles, as if in agreement*
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Student General Artist
*sigh*... sorry :shrug:
:hmm:
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dirtofgrandeur Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Don't be. I understood for the most part, but gosh did you say so much in so few words. That's heavy stuff and I know where you're coming from. It seems a common desire, that want for someone to fix you, and it's maddening; I know. You wants a hug? I can't make it all better, but sometimes a hug works pretty nicely ;p
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Student General Artist
aww... okay.. then all better. :aww:

i think you could use one yourself. after all, i think i kinda did the throwing of some pretty heavy stuff on you. annnd, you don't need that :ohmygod: silly me.... glomp?? glomp.
:glomp:
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dirtofgrandeur Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Rofl, glomp away. It's not that heavy, because I do get you entirely. In my case, I've realized I gotta reassemble myself because other people will just pick me apart more, but in your case...I think you need other people to some extent, just to keep you afloat. That's not to say you're weak or incapable, so don't get me wrong for a second; but I think you benefit alot more from the presence of others than I do, probably a bit more wary than I tend to be. At any rate, now I'm getting into the heaviness lol ;p
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Student General Artist
that's not getting into the heaviness--that's just getting to honesty. and, i think that we're even -- whereas you need to reassemble because others will pick you apart, i feel like i've already been picked apart and just KEEP getting picked apart sooo, i want to keep shying away from everyone like you feel you need to do some. but, for you, i see your reaching out ((with the right boundaries)) as a positive strength and wouldn't wish you to be more "reserved" for the life of you! ... andddd, i'll still just have to fight you on the idea i need other people. i don't know. i didn't "take it the wrong way" .. i just can't personally ((with my emotions in tact)) agree for a second. now, if i stepped away and thought purely logistics, we'd have an agreement i bet. but, no no no is all i can think in immediate response :no:
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DaughterofZion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007   Writer
Wow. I love this! So beautiful, so true. :clap:
and...
:hug:

You are awesome!
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Student General Artist
aw, wahoo wahoo :aww: you make me blush!! :blushes: and i'm just so so happy that you like this :hug:
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