I recently met a fine lawyer who has committed herself to empowering women, identifying domestic abuse situations, and working with domestic abuse victims to get them to a safe place in every sense. This is a very little-talked-about phenomenon which is a lot more prevalent than a lot of us are willing to believe, hence my fascination at meeting someone who not only talks about domestic abuse, but actively works with victims.
During one of our many chats, my finomics101.com write-ups came up, and we agreed that a confluence exists between our respective disciplines: financial abuse. As invisible as domestic abuse is, financial abuse (also referred to as economic abuse) is even more so. We decided to collaborate with me as a guest writer on her blog. The links to the two-part series we created are:
Got to be real: http://b2bbeautiful.blogspot.com/2014/11/got-to-be-real.html
Got to be real (Part 2): http://b2bbeautiful.blogspot.com/2014/12/got-to-be-real-part-2.html
Hopefully this gets the conversation started in our various circles about the subtlety of domestic abuse in its various forms, dissuade the myths that it only happens to certain types of people, enhance our capacity to identify its symptoms, and ability to initiate interventions for those who we think may need them.