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Christina Fights Against Domestic Violence

Dec 13 2006 - 11:52am

Christina definitely seems to have her stuff together these days. It could have gone the other way considering she had a very rough childhood. She has spoken in the past of coming from an abusive home. She even wrote about the time her father threw her against a set of stairs in the song, I'm Okay. She went through her dirrty stage but now she's cleaned up and stronger than ever. She's even trying to help other victims of domestic violence. Here's highlights:

On her homelife:
"I was brought up in a household of chaos and I never felt stable at home. At a really young age, I decided I was never going to feel helpless, I was never going to feel weak around a man, and I was never going to rely on anyone. Independence was a big, big thing for me. I saw my voice as a way out - when my parents fought, I'd run up to my room, put on The Sound of Music, open the window and sing out. My voice was my escape."

On her work with victims of domestic violence:
"I work very closely with a shelter near Pittsburgh. One day I hope to open a shelter of my own. I think it's really important to share my own story with women who've been abused, because going through that experience has lead me to where I am today: It's given me the strength and motivation to be the best that I can be."

It's great that she's taken something so painful in her own life and used it as a motivation to help others. For the whole article just

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