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Aug 29, 2017

The Last Scream

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A one minute short created on July 14, 2017. By Audrey Bow and Elishia Perosa Music Composed by Elishia Perosa

"The Last Scream" depicts the struggle of the victimized woman in a situation of domestic violence. She is fragile, she is gentle, she is happy and alive, she is she. But behind closed doors, once comfortability sets in, she is broken down, belittled, abused, and battered. She is taken advantage of, she is manipulated, she is called a liar, a wh*re, a useless waste of space. She is beaten. She becomes lost in confusion of what she once knew and what is now being falsely projected upon her. She falls spiralling down into a deep, dark abyss of fear, doubts, insecurity, and tears.

What should she do? Who can she turn to? She struggles with finding a desire and reason to live. And just as she chooses to face the world no more...inhale.

The Last Scream he caused her to have. The Last Scream she chose to give.

For our Founder, it was significant for her to take part in the creation of this video on the specific date of July 14th. This date marked the one year anniversary of her incident. She told us that she wanted to make that one year mark her very own last scream.
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    Oct 25, 2017

    This is a very difficult picture for me to post, but it is important for me to speak out. This is the result of the final act of physical assault my husband inflicted on me. It was done because I didn’t fill up his teapot. This occurred with the children in the car crying and screaming at him to stop as we sped down the highway with him behind the wheel. This is about five days following the incident, so it had started to heal. I never knew to take pictures of my wounds. Even after calling the police a friend had to instruct me to do this. Why don’t women leave? For me it was because I didn’t know to call it abuse. I lived in constant fear and thought it was all my fault. If I could just do more, work harder, stop being so stupid and worthless I could fix my marriage. I believed I deserved it and it was my fault. This photo may seem shocking, but perhaps more shocking is that this is not the abuse that damaged me the most. I would rather have been beaten over all the other forms of emotional, mental, sexual and financial abuse I endured on a constant basis. This was easy to handle. Usually the beating was the end of an attack. It meant peace. I could go away from him and the bruises would heal and disappear. Abuse is such a complex issue. It is personal to each of use that suffer through it and yet we are a sisterhood that understands each other without the need for explanation. It is sick. It is cruel. It is without comprehension. It needs to end.
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    Jul 22, 2017

    We were told about this incredible organization called Duvet Days and immediately fell in love with how our beliefs and interpretations upon changing the current situation and topic of #violenceagainstwomen are highly aligned! They have this incredible initiative called "Survivor Talks." It's the same as what we have created here, but it's quite powerful and well established! We encourage you to check it out and get involved! Here's the link to see what Survivor Talks is all about: https://duvetdays.org/survivor-talks/