Tell Someone: 31 Days of Action and Awareness to End Domestic Abuse

Beauty Cares, a nonprofit using education to break the cycle of abuse against teens, women and children, is launching their next awareness campaign, “Tell Someone: 31 Days of Action and Awareness.” “Breaking the silence is the beginning of breaking the cycle of domestic abuse,” says Quinn, “because when we can talk about it, we can fix it.” Teens, women and men are encouraged to speak up and #TellSomeone if they are now, or have previously been, in an abusive relationship.

Each day during the month of October, ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’, the organization will share the signs of domestic abuse with their hashtag#ShareThe8, post important facts, share survivor stories, upload podcasts, provide instructions on what to do if you or a friend is in an abusive relationship, and blog about domestic abuse.  The goal is to start a 31-day conversation around domestic abuse that ignites ongoing discussions around the country, helping to break the cycle.

An important component of the #TellSomeone campaign includes urging people to “Share The 8 Before It’s Too Late.” These eight signs of domestic abuse are: intensity, isolation, blame, jealousy, criticism, anger, control and sabotage. They are often unrecognized as abuse because they do not include physical violence – they are mental and emotional abuse. By learning the signs and telling someone, survivors are able to put these dangerous and controlling behaviors in the proper framework and finally get the clarity and help they need to heal.

Beauty Cares was founded six years ago by Aryn Quinn – a woman on a mission to break the cycle of domestic abuse. Originally, Quinn created Beauty Cares to remind survivors of domestic abuse of their beauty and self worth: she has since transformed her vision to include prevention.

BeautyCares Founder Aryn Quinn

Quinn has been providing the Education = Prevention workshop free of charge to schools in the five boroughs of New York City as well as universities in Long Island and New Jersey. During the 45-minute workshop, Quinn educates young girls about the signs of abuse, and what to do if they should find themselves or a friend in an abusive relationship. In the past two years, she has spoken to over 2,000 students.

For more details about the 8 signs and other resources, visit To stay connected with Beauty Cares, you can visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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