Media Highlights

Local domestic violence organizations report increase in abuse during COVID-19 pandemic

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While people across the country are urged to stay home to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, domestic violence organizations are seeing an uptick in abuse. Health officials stress social distancing to prevent others from becoming sick. However, the isolation from COVID-19 could make victims of domestic violence more vulnerable. Neisha Himes, a domestic violence survivor Read More >

Women of Distinction: Neisha Himes

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“People don’t like talking about things that either make them think too much or make them feel too much,” asserts Neisha Himes. “They’d rather talk about the safe things and the surface things and not go too deep.” That’s why she favors spoken word poetry—a word-based performance art—for bringing awareness to issues that are important Read More >

NCADV Announces 2019 Voices in Action Award Recipients


The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today seven 2019 Voices in Action Award Recipients, who will be honored for their commitment to a national culture where we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence later this month at NCADV’s conference. Awardees include Nusrat Ameen (Lifetime Impact Award), Representatives Karen Bass and Read More >

Neisha Himes; State Fair of Virginia (#2611)


Discover how Neisha Himes helps others rise above domestic abuse. See how the State Fair of Virginia keeps farming alive. Learn how historic landmark cases are brought to life by writer Rebekah L. Pierce, when she visits Daphne’s Corner. The Spotlight on Virginia Music shines on the popular and poetic music of Marie Miller.