Krysta McGowan and Celene Alexandria: Raising Awareness about Intimate Partner Violence

Since 1987, October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from what was known as the "Day of Unity.”  According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience physical violence by an intimate partner. Moreover, 33% of teens in the US have experienced physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from an intimate partner.  So what can be done to put an end to this?  The first thing is to raise awareness to educate and empower our communities on the red flags as well as the resources available for help. In this episode, Ramona talks with Krysta McGowan, MBA, CIC and Celene Alexandria, MPH, MS, who are both extremely passionate about removing the masks and putting an end to domestic violence.  Listen to hear their stories and what you can do to create change. A native of San Jose, California, Krysta McGowan is Founder and CEO of her own image consulting firm Critique Consulting. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Celene is a health communications specialist. Both now make Atlanta their home.

To learn more about Krysta McGowan and Critique Consulting, visit http://www.educatetoempower.org/. To learn more about Celene Alexandria, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/celenecraig. For more information and resources centered on domestic violence, visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

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