Halle Berry Speaks Out About Domestic Violence With Touching Instagram Post

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Berry dedicated her woman crush post to all the women who've suffered from domestic violence. 

In a touching post shared to Instagram, actress Halle Berry dedicated Woman Crush Wednesday to women everywhere who've suffered abuse. Berry, herself a survivor of domestic violence, wrote, "My #WCW goes to all my QUEENS who have suffered any form of domestic violence."

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Berry went on to quote Philadelphia poet and artist Michael E. Reid: "Dear women, Sometimes you'll just be too much woman. Too smart, too beautiful, too strong. Too much of something. That makes a man feel like less of a man, which will start making you feel like you have to be less of a woman. The biggest mistake you can make is removing jewels from your crown to make it easier for a man to carry. When this happens, I need you to understand, you do not need a smaller crown... You need a man with bigger hands."

Last year, Berry shared her experience with domestic violence at the “Imagine” VIP cocktail party to benefit the Jenesse Center, a national domestic violence prevention and intervention organization, saying, "I saw my mother battered and beaten many years of my life and I felt helpless...And that’s what connects me to this organization. I have an understanding, a knowing. I feel like I have something that I can impart to these women. It seems like I’ve overcome it, but I really haven’t. In the quiet of my mind, I still struggle. So while I’m helping these women, I’m helping myself through it, too. And that’s largely why I’m here."

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October is domestic violence awareness month. You can find out more here.

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