Last week, at the Super Bowl, Katy Petty wowed us with her spectacular performance. If you missed it, re-watch the show-stopping extravaganza here:
Yet, fresh off her half-time show, the Hollywood starlet showed a different side to her at the 2015 Grammy awards last night. Expressing her support for individuals who have been subject to domestic violence, she took a stand with a powerful message.
Before beginning her emotional ballad ‘By The Grace Of God,’ the Pop Queen shared the stage with survivor advocate Brooke Axtell, who spoke out about her own abuse history.
Read Axtell's moving speech below:
My name is Brooke Axtell and I am a survivor of domestic violence.
After a year of passionate romance with a handsome, charismatic man, I was stunned when he began to abuse me.
I believed he was lashing out because he was in pain, and needed help.
I believed my compassion could restore him and our relationship.
My empathy was used against me.
I was terrified of him and ashamed I was in this position.
What bound me to him was my desire to heal him.
My compassion was incomplete because it did not include me.
When he threatened to kill me, I knew I had to escape.
I revealed the truth to my mom and she encouraged me to seek help at a local domestic violence shelter.
This conversation saved my life.
Authentic love does not devalue another human being.
Authentic love does not silence, shame, or abuse.
If you are in a relationship with someone who does not honor or respect you, I want you to know that you are worthy of love.
Please reach out for help.
Your voice will save you.
Let it extend into the night.
Let it part the darkness.
Let it set you free to know who you truly are: valuable, beautiful, loved.
It's pretty powerful, don't you agree?
Now, watch the video of Katy's heart-wrenching performance:
It's a pretty commendable performance but don't you guy's think that she's totally channeling Solange's wedding white cape dress?!
The performance was complimented with President Obama’s own personal tribute to domestic violence victims and the need to fight the issue with the #itsonus campaign.
Obama urges that:
“It’s on us, all of us, to create a culture where violence is in-tolerated, where survivors are supported, and where all our young people, men and women, can go as far as their talents and their dreams will take them.”
Watch his plea in full:
What did you think of the performance!? Comment below and let me know!
Did you love or loathe her performance?