by Margaret Kavanagh, WTKR 3:
After being beaten and abused, a Chesapeake woman said she was able to escape domestic violence, using boxing as a way to help her grow.
It’s been nine years since Neisha Himes said she was last assaulted in a domestic violence situation. She said, “which was the worst and most violent of assaults, so I always think about that around this time.”
Himes escaped the volatile relationship and left the man who was abusing her.
“Boxing has been very instrumental in my journey as a survivor.”
The journey started wanting to learn to defend herself and putting on a pair of boxing gloves.