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Amber Heard Pens Powerful Essay About Domestic Abuse & Being Shamed For Speaking Out!

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Amber Heard is speaking out!

Amber Heard is continuing to speak up for those who suffer from domestic abuse!

Following up her emotional PSA, the actress penned a lengthy and pointed essay on the topic for Porter's December issue.

Amid her messy divorce from Johnny Depp, Amber hit home with her words of encouragement: "You are not alone."

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The 30-year-old wrote:

"You are not alone. You may have suffered alone behind closed doors, but you are not alone. You need to know that. I want to remind you of your strength, a strength that has been multiplied by the number of women who stand silently behind you—a truth that allowed me to break down the doors I once found myself behind."

Possibly referencing the outcome of her speaking out about the violence she allegedly suffered at the hands of her A-lister ex, she touched on the outcome of coming forward:

"Let's start with the truth—the cold, hard truth. When a woman comes forward to speak out about injustice or her suffering, instead of aid, respect and support, she will be met with hostility, skepticism and shame. Her motives will be questioned and her truth ignored."

The starlet also added "it takes real strength to come forward" and that "it isn't easy to raise your voice, to stand up for yourself and your truth, and to do it ‘alone.'"

Heard even explained not wanting to be labeled a "victim":

"I was raised to be independent and self-reliant. I was never given nor wanted the burden of dependency. I never felt like anyone would or could rescue me, so naturally I resented the label of ‘victim.'"

But the Texas native ended her essay on this powerful note:

"As I write this today, I can promise every woman who is suffering in silence, you are not alone. You may not see us, but we are there."

What a brave piece.

It would be amazing if it inspired other women in a similar situations to hopefully seek help to get out of an abusive relationship.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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