BROKEN is a story of Domestic Violence. It's the heart-wrenching tale of countless undocumented women in America and their struggle to survive and fulfill their dreams.
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BROKEN is the engrossing story of Anick, a young woman who leaves her Catholic convent and decides to marry her childhood friend. What follows is the struggle to escape a life filled with traumatizing beatings thant began when she was six-month pregnant with her first child. She battles to overcome the shock of this violent life, the incessant emotional battering and crippling fear, in her attempt to protect her children from her husband's oppressive control and increasing physical abuse.
My first concious memory was of the immense family gathering to celebrate my sister Isabella's and my first communion. This was the first time I remembered not being afraid to be in the same room with my father. I wasn't afraid because I had just entered a convenant with Jesus: I had asked him to make my father disappear; I wanted the violent beatings to stop. I wanted to be a normal little girl, without the bleeding scars that'd keep me out of school for days at the time...