Skyla Martin, a Sikeston High School senior, sorts through T-shirts for The Clothesline Project. As part of a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America community awareness project, Martin is looking to raise awareness of domestic violence by hanging shirts decorated by local victims on a clothesline in front of Sikeston High School throughout October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff )
Teen raises awareness of domestic violence
SIKESTON -- Skyla Martin held up an orange T-shirt -- one from a survivor of rape or sexual abuse.
The 18-year-old read the words painted onto the shirt by the local survivor: "You were able to knock me down, but I was able to get away and you will NEVER be able to hurt me again."
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