New video aims to unmask domestic abuse as violence against women skyrockets during the pandemic
'She Is' is a video interpretation of bestselling author Julie Steeves Benson's poem of the same name from her new book, 'Lonely Kings & Queens'
By: She Is Project
To increase awareness about the domestic abuse epidemic while raising funds for women's shelters, writer and former women's shelter board member Julie Steeves Benson has created a new video she hopes will go viral.
The "She Is" video is based on the first poem of her book, "Lonely Kings & Queens." The book is a timeless collection of sensual poetry, with a portion of the proceeds in 2021 to be donated to women's shelters.
Benson partnered with videographer Reg Sheffield of Docs of the Bay (www.DocsoftheBay.ca)
Benson said using a video to share their message was key.
"In order to truly open eyes and change hearts, I knew it was critical to use a medium that would captivate and educate audiences to the tragedy of domestic abuse and the need to raise funds for women's shelters as the pandemic continues to reign," Benson said. "Our goal was to deliver an inspiring and innovative video that can serve as an empowering anthem for 2021."
The She Is production is inclusive of women of a range of ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, including women with disabilities.
"We wanted our video to be inclusive because domestic abuse does not discriminate,"
View the She Is video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/
Prior to releasing Lonely Kings & Queens, Benson contributed a story about domestic abuse to the number one international bestselling book "F*ck Fear," in which 15 women share their journeys of self-discovery as they unveil their emotional and inspirational life stories. Follow her on Instagram at @juliesteevesbenson.author.
Julie Steeves Benson