I wasn't okay…I felt like no one cared.
October 10, 2019, was easily one of the loneliest days of my life.
While most of the base slept that brisk morning, I was having makeup applied to my face to rep-resent the “black eye” that would paint it for the rest of the day.
With my realistic scenario playing in my head and 10 domestic violence awareness cards in hand, I set out to start my day.
Throughout the day, I was supposed to come into contact with as many Airmen as possible in hopes that they would ask if I was alright or if I needed assistance. The exercise was designed to increase overall domestic violence awareness, foster the “see something, say something” mentality and highlight the various helping agencies on base.