Wendy Hullinger is an advocate for domestic violence awareness. She knows first-hand the difficulties of safely-escaping and ending an abusive relationship, after dramatically ending her own 15 year violent marriage. Her message includes the fact that domestic violence is found everywhere and at all social and economic levels. Silence, secrecy, and social stigmas feed and strengthen the violence. Everyone has a responsibility to speak out if they are aware of or witness any domestic violence within their families or communities. She is grateful for those who did that for her and her children, when she couldn’t do it for herself.