For two years as a child, Alesha Dixon and her brother witnessed their mother being abused by her then live-in boyfriend. Like many children who grew up in homes destroyed by domestic violence, she never talked about what she witnessed. She talks about one instance in particular where she and her brother watched her mother run out into the street to try to get away and speaks of the horror she felt when the boyfriend caught her and beat her on the street with both children watching. Alesha reveals that this is the most painful memory of her childhood.
Please watch the following four videos. They contain stories of adults who grew up as children in the middle of the battlefield called domestic violence. Good insight into how they view the traumatic even as children, how long they have carried the burden of being powerless to help their mothers as children, and how living in the violence has affected them as adults. She also talks to children and teens about intimate partner violence. Wonderful, insightful documentary!