***TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of domestic abuse and suicide.*** Twahna Harris was a sophomore in college when she fell in love with her prince charming. He was handsome, said all the right things, and had everything in his life in order––it was the perfect relationship. It wasn't until Twahna and her partner moved in together that things began to change. It was then that Twahna first felt his hand on her face:
"From that moment, my life was turned upside down. I was mentally, emotionally and sexually abused. He degraded me, he talked about me being overweight, and he stripped me of all of my power. I began to question my self-worth, self-confidence, and my true purpose in life. I thought of committing suicide many times. It was a way out for me."