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."
"That amazed me... that it would take that long to identify my child by his name."
"Women do time differently."
"Jail shouldn't be the norm."
"I probably would've wanted to know why."
"I need to hear this."
"Everybody's story is possible."
"These so-called mirrors..."
"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.
"No one ever asked us what we needed to feel safe now."
"What would revenge do?"
"She was a woman of dignity and worth."