Rosario Dawson Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence

Rosario Dawson Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence

The Hollywood star is working her hardest to help abused women get out and get on with their lives

by Syreeta Martin, July 10, 2013

Rosario Dawson Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence

Rosario Dawson

them into rehab, they have to go into it. You cannot fix someone else, you can only help yourself.

EBONY: Even people who aren’t necessarily abused manage to fall in love with the potential of a person.

RD: I can just say that from experience. I’ve watched people change to beautiful things, but I didn’t make that happen. People have to choose that for themselves. It’s a choice every single day.

EBONY: What do you love most about being a part of the Purple Purse campaign? What makes it so special to you?

RD: What I love about this campaign is that it actually triggers conversation; it gets people talking. We’re not just talking about people who are abused; we’re reaching out to people who aren’t. We’re empowering others to be able to ask the right questions, and be helpful to the people that they know and love. I think that’s a really respectful and beautiful part to this campaign.

EBONY: And for those who want to give back or volunteer with this campaign, what can they do?

RD: In October, start rocking our purple and letting women know we stand in solidarity with them.

For each physical or virtual purse passed and registered on, the Foundation will donate $5 to local YWCAs. The Allstate Foundation will donate up to $320,000 to the YWCA in total. You can participate online beginning October 1st through October 31st, by visiting to share a virtual purple purse with inspirational messages to friends and family.

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