It’s one thing to read about things like this, but when you hear it, it will never leave you.
Trigger warning: This is an audio recording of a 911 call made by a 6-year-old girl who is witnessing her mother being beaten by her stepfather. It’s incredibly painful to listen to.
But if hearing it is what it takes to raise greater awareness around domestic violence and the silent victims of domestic violence — the children — then I think this is a video worth sharing.
This call is from 1991. The audio from it has been used as a tool to educate thousands of people about the issues of domestic violence and the impact it has on children.
Thankfully Lisa, the little girl on the recording is a survivor of domestic abuse.
You can read Lisa’s powerful firsthand account of her journey here.