Jasmine Villegas’s -MUSIC Video makes a difference in Domestic Violence —MIC
Like so many others, the teen initially kept the abuse to herself, concealing the violence from friends and family until she couldn’t hide the bruises and swollen lips any longer. The final straw came when her abusive ex threw a table at her, shattering a window and alerting a good Samaritan.
It would be a life-changing moment in more ways than one.
“What I went through is something nobody deserves to go through,” Villegas told Mic. “I made a decision to make a positive from a negative and give people an outlet and a voice to get out of it. I know how hard it can be and how alone you can feel when you’re in that situation.” At the end of “Didn’t Mean It, Villegas posted the number of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and calls increased by 54% the day of the video’s premiere.