WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- March is Women's History Month in the United States. This year's theme is "Women's Education - Women's Empowerment", which is the mission of Kamal Dhillon. Her own harrowing experience with domestic violence led her to write a book called "Black and Blue Sari" and become an inspirational speaker and advocate for those who may be suffering in silence.
Watch our entire interview with Kamal Dhillon by clicking on the video above.
Proceeds from the sale of "Black and Blue Sari" in the Washington area will go to ASHA, a local non-profit organization which provides support to South Asian women and their children who have faced domestic violence. Please click on http://ashaforwomen.org/
To purchase the book, go to http://www.blackandbluesari.com/
If you are trying to escape domestic violence, you should call 911 if you're in immediate danger. You should also have important documents and collect your keys, money and clothing. Also, know your rights.
Collect evidence of the abuse. Take or have someone else take pictures of your injuries, keep ripped or bloody clothing and most importantly, tell someone about the abuse.