Thinking about sharing your video story? Take a look at the simple instructions below to help guide you step by step. Sharing is one of the most effective ways to overcome the potential lifelong impact of major adversity, so talking about your experience and journey to heal will itself be healing.  

Once you record your story on a recording device of your choice, submitting should take you no more than 3 minutes. If you have any questions or run into any glitches, please reach out to and we’ll be happy to assist.


Not Sure What to Talk About in your Video? Here are the key things to touch on:

    • What was it like to grow up in a home with domestic violence (CDV)?
    • As a child, what did you call your experiences of growing up with domestic violence? Does having a name for your experience now (Childhood Domestic Violence or CDV) help you in any way?
    • How has CDV impacted your physical health, emotional wellbeing, behaviors, and relationships?
    • Do you believe experiencing CDV has made you “less than”…or “more than”?
    • Have you been able to overcome the negative impact? Or are you currently on your journey of healing? How have you or are you overcoming the impact? Did someone (THE ONE) step in to support you?
    • What is your life (job, hobbies, relationships, physical health, mental health) like? 
    • What words of advice or inspiration would you give to others who faced CDV?

General Requirements:

    • Your video should ideally be between 3 and 6 minutes.
    • You can either be looking directly at the camera or you can be positioned in an angle looking to the left or right of the camera.
    • The video file you upload can be in the following formats: AVI, MOV, MP3, MP4, WMV.

Recording a Video:

    • Use the camera on your computer, or use your smartphone (preferably with a tripod), to avoid camera movement while you record.
    • Record your video in a well-lit area without background noise or background distractions, such as pets or other movement in the space around you, or distracting objects or signs.
    • Set the camera about 2 feet away from your face while recording.
    • If your background is dark, we suggest you wear light-colored clothing; if your background is light, we suggest wearing dark clothing, so either way, you stand out.

Submitting Your Video:

    • Complete the brief form below – fields marked with an asterisk are required.
    • Include an email address where we can email your confirmation when your story has been approved and is live.
    • Click the “Add File” button at the bottom of the form in the Video File Upload, then select your video file on. your computer or phone
    • Click “Submit” to submit your completed form and video

    First Name*

    Last Name*


    Country, City and State*

    Gender Identification