Until we tell new and more complete stories about violence and its aftermath, we will never be able to transform our responses to it or to keep people safe and well.
With Ever After, we are telling those stories.
"It's gonna be a time where I'ma be normal... It's gonna be a time I have kids and a family."
"Him taking accountability and apologizing...would have made me feel better."
"We fail. We fail systematically. And we put billions of dollars behind that failure."
"Black and brown people still don’t get to just be a victim."
"I’m not that person they think I am…if you want to find things out about me, ask me."
"I probably would've wanted to know why."
"Women do time differently."
"That amazed me... that it would take that long to identify my child by his name."
"Jail shouldn't be the norm."
"Everybody's story is possible."
"What would revenge do?"
"I went outside to protect my brother but didn't know I was actually hurting another one."
Before Opt was suspected of a crime he didn't commit, he was a survivor of violence.
"These so-called mirrors..."
"I need to hear this."
"She was a woman of dignity and worth."
"No one ever asked us what we needed to feel safe now."