Warning: The following article contains graphic language, photos, and video as it pertains to domestic violence.

Ashanti Is Making Headlines In Support Of Her Sister For Domestic Violence Month

Ashanti took to Instagram earlier today to honor her sister, Kenashia ‘Shia’ Douglas, and recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Shia, the singer’s younger sister, was involved in an abusive relationship and a partner abuse victim.

The 41-year-old singer posted, 

“It is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Words will never be able to express the amount of pain, fury, and disgust I feel reliving these moments.”

She added, 

“But at the same time, I am so proud of how strong, courageous, resilient, and unbreakable you are. My sister is a warrior! I love you deep and infinitely.”

Shia once dated and got engaged (in 2016) to a Windsor ‘Winslow’ Lubin also known as Slow of Slow Bucks clothing.  The abuse she endured led to reconstructive surgery on her mouth and jaw, per VIBE.

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She originally posted her own photos encouraging people in abusive relationships to leave saying,

“I’ve been punched, spat on, strangled, pushed to the ground. And been threatened with a (gun emoji) 🔫”

Shia continued, 

 “I look at these pictures, and I hold grace and patience for the woman I was and everything she didn’t know! I love her and thank her for her role in my journey. I don’t consider myself a victim or a survivor, this is all a part of my story, my life, and my journey…”

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The former Murder Inc artist continued her powerful words of support saying,

“You will get back EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE!!! The universe always wins! So continue to hold your head high as the sun, she said. “I’m here by your side always and forever with whatever against whoever! Loving you infinitely.”

Check out what supporters of the sister duo had to say on Twitter,

Another user said,

We are sending nothing but support to the Douglas family. See related tweets below.

According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence,

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues.

NCADV continued,

Over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, hold abusers accountable and create and update legislation to further those goals. 

If you or someone you know is straight, male, female, or a part of the LGBTQ+ community, go to HelpGuide.org to search for signs of abuse and ways to get help.

You can also call the National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or Text “START” to 88788. Help and support are always around you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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