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‘Does this look like love?’ Woman posts shocking photos to raise awareness about domestic violence


One of the graphic images Angela Brower posted to her Facebook page in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence. (Photo: WREG)

TIPTON COUNTY, Tennessee — A woman posted shocking, graphic images of herself to Facebook in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Angela Brower had to undergo surgery to repair a crushed eye socket and a broken nose.

These are some of the severe injuries she sustained after her boyfriend, at the time, attacked her, WREG reported.

The first images were posted to her Facebook page on May 23rd, and she has uploaded pictures nearly every day since then.

Some of the photos included messages like, “It’s time for us women to make a stand against domestic violence!!!!,” “Maybe, just maybe this will make women walk away from violence!!!” and “Does this look like love to ANY OF YOU?”

Angela Brower hopes the photo she posted will help facilitate discussions of domestic violence and help women who feel trapped in abusive relationships get out, WREG reported.

Brower, who said she will not be able to work for at least 2 to 3 months as she recovers from her injuries, has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover her medical costs.

Her ex-boyfriend was arrested and charged in connection with the incident, according to the station.

If your or someone you know needs help getting out of an abusive relationship, call the Family Safety Center at (901) 222-4400.

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1 Comment

  • Parenting Healthy

    I don't know if everyone realizes how brave she is to post this. I am a Domestic Violence survivor myself and it took me 10 years to even talk about the abuse. I still don't like to and I talk through writing and published my story last week. It is a tough fall of emotions to leave and share that lifestyle with others. However, it is so important. As much as the topic still hurts all of these years later, I wrote my book for this same reason. Those of us that survive are blessed and we need to be the voice of those who did not. Leaving such a relationship is so dangerous, but sometimes staying is even more dangerous. I knew if I did not escape, my abuse would end in death so I ran. The worst outcome from leaving for me was failing to have the courage and spending one more day in hell with my abuser. Thank you, Angela for sharing and being a voice. We need to not be afraid to talk about DV!