October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and sadly, there's still a disturbing amount of violence perpetrated against women: One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For a look at the people behind the statistics, WIMN's Voices is pointing readers to a new series by The Eunice News, a small Louisiana newspaper, that aims to illuminate the nature of domestic violence. The first installment, “Loretta’s Story: Abuse started shortly after marriage,” tells the story of one abuse survivor, from how the cycle of violence began with emotional and verbal abuse, to the escalation to physical violence and the isolation of the victim. [WIMN's Voices, thumbnail image via Manipulator]