Monday, November 28, 2016

Journal 9 Raeann

Raeann Eldred
English 1109 MW 10:30-12:30
November 30, 2016
Journal 9: Callings Response
The profile that I read that struck me the most was the Ink Removal Specialist Dawn Maestas, 42, talks with her client Nicole Mendoza, 22. As I began to read this profile and saw that Dawns first tattoo that she removed was on herself I found it shocking. Everyone gets tattoos because they think they look cool or they have some meaning behind them. However, For Dawn that was not the case. Dawn states about her tattoo that, “I’d had to look at my ex’s name on my hand every day and know what he had done to me… who put a loaded shotgun to my head and told me all the reasons that he should kill me. So it wasn’t just a tattoo. It was like being in a car accident at an intersection: every time you pass that intersection, you remember the impact. And you live it over again every day” (Isay 163 – 164). What I noticed about the writing is that it has an impact on how women feel when they are abused. Dawn was a women who was abused by her boyfriend emotionally and physically. This theme of abuse to women applies to me because as being a women I have a higher chance of being abused.
The research I did on this chapter was how many women are abused today. I found that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury for women from ages 15 to 44 in the United States. Also, one women is beaten by her husband or partner every fifteen seconds in the United States. This source I used has a variety of facts on domestic violence.


  1. I can relate to you on this story. I found this most interesting too. I really like the quote you chose because it shows the impact it had on her life.

  2. You did great research! Its mind blowing that a women is beaten by her partner every fifteen seconds.


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