Speaking Out, Purple's Unveiling
Speaking Out Loud & Clear
As an advocate for victims of domestic violence, I always speak out against abuse. Especially after finding the strength to speak out about my own personal victimization. When I took on the persona of Purple Reign, I donned a mask at Phoenix's request. As 'crime fighters' we hide our identities and work anonymously to put criminals behind bars and protect the innocent. In October of 2011, Phoenix's identity was revealed. Since then, we have struggled to keep my identity as private as possible to remain some sense of privacy in our home life. However, in terms of symbolism, I've always wanted to unveil myself as a symbol of speaking out against crime and domestic violence in particular. I feel it is inappropriate for me to wear a veil covering my face when my whole campaign is about encouraging people to open their mouths and SPEAK OUT against abuse.
Quickie, a local Seattle band has partnered with The Purple Reign Campaign, joining in our mission against domestic violence. They are donating proceeds from their song 'Phoenix Jones' to benefit victims of domestic violence. They asked Phoenix and I to make a cameo in their music video....and now, for the first time ever I make a full face appearance finally symbolising the mission behind my campaign: SPEAK OUT!