On February 14th while many were drowning in kitch love cards, heart shaped chocolates and poems cheesy enough to make your eyes bleed, people gathered in over 200 countries to stand together and speak out against domestic violence.
V-Day has been gathering momentum over the last decade - encouraging the use of creativity to speak out against violence towards women. Photographer Donatella Parisini instigated this project with the aim to create a series of three strong visual art pieces communicating that violence effects women from all walks of life and causes a lasting imprint of both physical and emotional pain on its victims. A huge thank you to our beautiful model Jessie James for her skill, time and patience in helping us bring this project to life.
The final photos were donated to V-Day in the hope the message they communicate might help raise further awareness about this important issue.
For more information on V-day and how you can help and join the 1 Million Rising visit www.V-Day.org