Help people experiencing abuse say, "All of me? NO! You can't have all of me". Take this opportunity to help correct a global crisis by making a tax deductible donation

This PSA will inspire people who are in abusive situations to get out and get better.

Domestic Violence PSA, All Of Me A Project of Shorts

Help put an end to Domestic Violence!

It's not so easy to ask for help, but this project is worth it. I'm reminded of it's importance with every donation and so grateful to everyone who supports the clear, striking vision I have for the video. THANK YOU for your interest and support and know that your participation in this movement is important.

I became motivated to create a video that will inspire people who are in abuse to get out and begin a new, peaceful path of healing, after witnessing two incredibly talented, well educated, and strong friends get sucked into a life of domestic emotional and physical violence. Both friends lived different life styles in different parts of the country and neither fit the stereotype of abuse victim. Watching them fall into and struggle within their abusive relationships and eventually survive to thrive was at times very frustrating and confusing, but thankfully in the case of both of my friends, it was ultimately compassion building and inspiring for me.

Though both women were quite different, what they had in common was initially having felt swept away by the relationship. Neither of them had been raised in abuse and may have been more susceptible to denial rather than the continuation of a family cycle. In both instances the men appeared to be just what they needed, they were engaging, interested, generous, enlightened and intelligent. As the relationships went on, the abusers became controlling, jealous and emotionally abusive. Somehow, these brilliant women, believed the insults and were convinced the only person they could count on, was their abuser. They believed they were unworthy. Once they succumbed to the emotional abuse the path to violent abuse had been paved.

I'm especially grateful that my friends survived and have gone on to thrive. Through my research, I've discovered that is rarely the case.


Join us in the campaign by submitting a photo (selfies work too) like the ones below. Just send a color image, we'll make it black and white and add the text and it will go on our social media pages.



Lindsay McGrail


Joseph Hurd

Some facts about domestic violence I feel ought to be more widely known:

  • Domestic violence occurs across every socio economic demographic including all genders and sexual orientations.
  • Homicide is the leading cause of death among women who are pregnant
  • In 2 out of 3 female homicide cases, females are killed by a family member or intimate partner.
  • More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year.
  • Domestic violence victims face high rates of depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety, flashbacks, and other emotional distress.
  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
  • Women ages 18 to 34 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
  • It is fiscally responsible to end domestic violence.

Domestic violence costs more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity at companies.

  • Domestic violence contributes to poor health for many survivors including chronic conditions such as heart disease or gastrointestinal disorders.

Both of my friends were able to come out of their denial with the help of a list of signs of abuse like the one below:

  • Embarrassing you with put-downs
  • Looks at you or acts in ways that scare you
  • Controls what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go
  • Stops you from seeing your friends or family members
  • Financially controlling: Takes your money or paycheck, makes you ask for money, or refuses to give you money
  • Makes all decisions
  • Tells you that you're a bad parent or threatens to take away or hurt your children
  • Threatens to commit suicide
  • Prevents you from working or going to school
  • Acts like the abuse is no big deal or is your fault, or even denies doing it
  • Destroys your property or threatens to kill your pets
  • Intimidates you with guns, knives, or other weapons
  • Shoves, slaps, chokes, or hits you
  • Threatens to kill you

The National Domestic Violence Hotline number: 1−800−799−7233 will be displayed both at the end of the video and in the description of the video, along with links to the warning signs list. "All Of Me" will have an immediate and strong effect on the viewer and ultimately inspire compassion and research.


Thomai Hatsios is the founder and CEO of MetaHara Productions

www.MetaHara.com

You can see a list of some of her projects on IMDb as well:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2401987/

our FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/AllOfMePSA/?fref=ts

our Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/allofmepsa/

$2,090 Raised
20% towards $10,000 Goal

Supported by 30 Donations:

  • Alison O.
    Keep going. Don't give up.
  • Amy L C.
    I Gave $25
    Make the difference! Get the word out! Help someone find the words and find a way!
  • Cat G.
    I Gave $40
  • Alison O.
    I Gave $100
  • Tawny T.
    Full speed ahead!
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    Anonymous
    Glad to help support an end to this prevalent type of abuse amongst all socioeconomic groups!
  • Rebecca L.
    I Gave $50
  • Jessica H.
    I Gave $30
    Thank you for doing all you do.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
  • Kate M.
    I Gave $50
    Can't wait to see what you create!
  • William H.
    Such a worthy project to spread the word of sanity.
  • Barry C.
    I Gave $25
  • Julia A.
    I Gave $25
    Wish i could contribute more but glad to support you in such a worthy project. lOVE YOU !
  • Amy M.
    I Gave $25
  • Sharon F.
    I Gave $100
    Proud to support this wonderful project! Your great talent and heart will help make a big difference! Keep up the Great Work!
  • Laura  D.
    I Gave $100
    Stay strong you can do it!!!
  • amy a.
    I Gave $25
  • Chad K.
    I Gave $25
  • Jay P.
    I Gave $500
    Thomai, your passion, vision, caring, drive, and compassionate intelligence are an inspiration to all of us.
  • No M.
    What a great cause and with a great director like you, this PSA will empower others to come forward and seek help. Wishing the best of luck!
  • Kym R.
    Thank you Thomai Hatsios and MetaHara for caring enough to take action! I am honored to be a part of this.
  • Yannis Z.
    I Gave $100
    This is such an important cause. Can't think of a better director for this film. Let's all help make a difference for good. Happy birthday!
  • Ambika L.
    I Gave $50
    Very supportive of this - more exposure is always needed. Thank you for your commitment to this. Oh, and Happy Birthday Thomai! :)
  • Benson, Markhollan and Abigail T.
    I Gave $100
    Happy Day of Birthing! Thank you for being a gift to others! Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of making the world a safer place.
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    Anonymous
    It's super nice that on your birthday you are trying to help people. I hope this helps your mission to bring more awarenesses :)
  • Hannah G.
    Wish I could afford to give more! Thank you so much for doing this, it's so important, even smart people can experience temporary blindness.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
    Happy Birthday Thomai. May all your dreams come true!
  • Shell L.
    I Gave $50
    Keep up this good work!
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    Hope this starts the ball rolling