The Shield

Stop the Violence, pt. 3: Outlook

Meredith Harris

April 24, 2013

For the next couple of months, I was jumpy, angry and emotionally hurt. The pain slowly ebbed away, and I was left with memories. The memories come back at inopportune times. Whenever I see something on TV where someone is choked or asphyxiated, my hand automatically moves to my throat as a protecti...

Stop the Violence, pt. two

Meredith Harris

April 17, 2013

Editor’s Note: In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, staff writer Meredith Harris will give personal accounts of abuse and how to help prevent child abuse for every issue this month. I thought I should be doing more than just going through life normally, so I decided I should be crying. I ma...

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