Buffalo, NY, June 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- It's the result of one survivor who's had enough of being hushed. Too many people sweeping the issue of domestic violence under the carpet or downplaying the reality of the problem and the impact. Too many are afraid to talk, and too many are dying preventable deaths.
Suzanne Perry was in an abusive marriage for 22 years. She has been free from the abuse for 5 years now, but after 1 year of soul-searching, decided to break her silence.
She started the annual show known as "EXPOSURE Concert: Because love shouldn't hurt." She roused the masses with 43 bands performing in the first year and views reported from 8 different countries.
Her support on social media has been overwhelming; she has become a poster child for domestic violence and her radio shows have a steady following.
Two stages will host live music all weekend long, this marking the 4th year. A vendor fair has been added this year.
Those not in the Western New York area are encouraged to interact live via live chat. Both stages will livestream all weekend long on Stream and Livstream platforms.
In 2010, Perry founded a nonprofit organization, OP Music House, Inc., which is an outreach advocacy effort. It conducts public speaking, forums, workshops, support and referral services to men and women across the country who have been impacted by domestic abuse. Perry operates the company from a home-based office.
"After being controlled for 22 years, learning how to socialize, to not be afraid, how to step outside again.. was a huge undertaking. But the journey of 1,000 miles has to start with that first step," Perry explains.
The show is free to attend and free to watch. Games and activities will be available, including the return of a 7 foot canvas where all visitors are encouraged to impress a reflection of the day in their eyes using paints, markers, sequins and other embellishments.
Sponsors have been steadfast every year and include Regal Tip drum sticks, Yorkville Sound, Certo Brothers and various local businesses, who have contributed towards valuable raffle basket items.
Chat live with Perry and her staff, or for a donation of $5, a message will be read live on the mainstage camera.
Perry hopes to purchase a used bus to take on speaking tours and bring select musicians to perform.