With all of the flurry over the increased minimum wage – from the marketing appeal of an impressive-looking double-digit number to the downright attractive-sounding and memorable “$10.10” – I can’t help but wonder if we might be missing the bigger picture.
Nearly 60% of the women who attend Caroline Center are or have been victims of domestic or relationship violence. Below, in her own words, is one of their stories. All names have been withheld to protect the innocent.
“My potential will carry me to a great place.”
Because so many of the women who attend Caroline Center come from similar backgrounds and have similar life experiences, the tendency to lump them all together under one label might be considered understandable. Understandable perhaps…but wrong.