Trash The Dress
By: Maria Elizabeth
Trash the dress. Not something one typically does with an expensive gown that was worn on their wedding day. But for some that first day was a beginning to a world of abuse.
According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some point during their lifetimes. This abuse can be mental, physical, or both. Trashing the Dress is about moving on and taking back your own power, to feel strong, and create a healthier life around you with peace.
I created my Trash the Dress book to raise awareness of abuse, and to let everyone know there is always a safe way out of any bad situation. 50% of proceeds from each sale of Trash the Dress will be donated directly to the Abbie Shelter in Kalispell Montana, who have been helping people since 1976.
A Special thank you to all of the people in the last 2 years that have helped along the way in the making of this book. All of my Assistants, the Models, Hair & Makeup artists, the Riders with their bikes & quads, my kiddos who were there every step, and all of my friends who supported me through it all; I LOVE YOU! Thank you for believing in me.
If you or anyone you know need help to be safe please reach out!
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)