Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Juliet Moore and my pronouns are she, her, hers. I’m currently a student at San Francisco State University. I was born in Burlingame, CA and lived in Maui, Hawaii for four years with my family before we moved back to the Bay Area. I love to work with kids and have coached volleyball for a few years. I have been doing photography since the age of 12 and it quickly became my passion. It is something that I hope to make a career out of someday.
How did you learn about W.O.M.A.N., Inc.?
I had to complete a photo story for my photojournalism class and decided to follow W.O.M.A.N., Inc. During my first year of college, I’ve realized how much sexual violence against women has impacted our society. My interest in this topic led me to W.O.M.A.N., Inc. I looked up shelters/resource centers for domestic abuse and came across this organization. It was one of the most popular centers in the city and had great reviews which drew my attention.
I believe that survivors of domestic abuse are some of the strongest and bravest individuals that make up our community.
What is the motivation behind this project?
I believe that survivors of domestic abuse are some of the strongest and bravest individuals that make up our community. My intention for this project was to not only highlight the strength of survivors, but bring awareness about the resources available for women who are struggling to get out of toxic relationships. Personally, I know women who have been victims of domestic abuse and they often feel very alone. It can be daunting to want to get out of a bad situation, but not knowing where to go or what steps need to be taken. Through my photos, I hope to exhibit that W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is indeed a safe space where staff and volunteers truly care about the safety and well-being of the women who come in. With this knowledge, I hope that women can gain the courage to ask for help.
My intention for this project was to not only highlight the strength of survivors, but bring awareness about the resources available for women who are struggling to get out of toxic relationships.
What was your experience of coming to the office like?
My experience at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. was much different than I thought it was going to be. When I stepped into the building, I was surprised by how welcomed I was. The staff are some of the kindest women I’ve ever met and I felt right at home. Comfortable therapy and discussion rooms are set up to make visitors feel safe. The facility was also very clean and well-organized. Overall, my experience here was great, and I highly encourage any individual going through domestic abuse to reach out for help.
Through my photos, I hope to exhibit that W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is indeed a safe space…With this knowledge, I hope that [survivors] can gain the courage to ask for help.