Domestic Violence Survivor Organizes Support Group That Talks, Then Learns To Box

Domestic Violence Survivor Organizes Support Group That Talks, Then Learns To Box

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.

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