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.
"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."
"Women do time differently."
"Jail shouldn't be the norm."
"That amazed me... that it would take that long to identify my child by his name."
"I probably would've wanted to know why."
"I need to hear this."
"She was a woman of dignity and worth."
"These so-called mirrors..."
"No one ever asked us what we needed to feel safe now."
"I went outside to protect my brother but didn't know I was actually hurting another one."
"Everybody's story is possible."
"What would revenge do?"
Before Opt was suspected of a crime he didn't commit, he was a survivor of violence.