Last Updated on January 17, 2022 by Cindy Bekesi
|On this day, we celebrate our gratitude to Martin Luther King, Jr. His life’s work helped fuel a wave of significant national change towards racial equality, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. On this day, we celebrate our gratitude to Martin Luther King, Jr. His life’s work helped fuel a wave of significant national change towards racial equality, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.|
His legacy is far greater than the concrete successes in his life as he also permanently influenced and expanded national consciousness on many forms of injustice including all forms of discrimination, poverty, labor laws and human rights in other countries.
As we give thanks, this day also reminds those who grew up with major adversity – like Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) – that we may not have been fully partaking in these exceptional ideals of equality and opportunity Dr. King stood for. The legacy our traumatic childhood puts us on a not-so-equal playing field as the rest, which skews or diminishes our opportunities in life from the onset.
If you grew up with #CDV, you picked up a set of LIES that hold you back, because you may firmly believe – as many do – that you uniquely CANNOT. This falsehood puts you at a significant disadvantage among your peers, as once ingrained in you, it can persist throughout life, hold you back and leave you unable to fully partake in the values of equality and opportunity Dr. King and others like him have fought for throughout our history. This disadvantage translates into continual struggles with the 4 major facets of life: your physical health, mental health, behavior and relationships. The likelihood of suicide, drug abuse, violent crime and continuing the cycle of domestic violence all increase exponentially, among countless other negative outcomes.
If you grew up living with domestic violence and struggle in some or multiple areas of your life, today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s time to even the playing field and reclaim your right to equal opportunity alongside your peers. Visit our website to learn more about the impact of CDV, plus how you can reverse it and get on a path to the life you always wanted and deserve.