October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Halle Berry took to her Instagram page to share a heartfelt message about how Hanifa, an acid attack victim, inspires her to be a better person everyday.
The Oscar-winning actress wrote:
This is Hanifa, at the hands of her abusive husband she had acid thrown on her body. With the help of the @jenessecenter she got her life back and her gorgeous smile is proof that today she is not only surviving her abuse, but she is thriving. Hanifa is a courageous woman and a true testament of the strength of the human spirit!
Thank you Hanifa for inspiring me everyday to be better and to continue my efforts to uplift all victims of domestic violence. I love you lady! Thank you to all the warriors of the ??#JenesseCenter who tirelessly fight to protect our women and our most vulnerable, the children of domestic violence. ?
Halle, too, has been a victim of domestic violence reportedly at the hands of Wesley Snipes.