My name is Sara Moretti and I am a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I came to Washington DC in search of a new adventure, and little did I know, I found an internship that gave me a life-changing experience. From managing the social media accounts for Becky’s Fund, working on Men of Code and Becoming Your Own Heroine programs to participating in social events like 2017 Walk This Way, I have gained so many insights on how a non-profit organization runs. I was able to personally witness how Becky’s Fund positively impacts individuals that seek for help and the constant effort put into spreading awareness on domestic violence.
I find myself extremely thankful for the type of upbringing I have had. I was raised in Italy surrounded by a loving family that shaped me with the strength of valuing my own persona. Being able to learn about domestic violence opened a door into a world for me unknown. I have always been interested and passionate about women’s rights, but it never occurred to me that those rights could be violated directly from someone’s home. I consider my house a sacred space, a safe haven to come back to each night. I can only imagine how violated and lost I would feel if I was teared away from that right.
My time spent at Becky’s Fund is a memory that I will cherish with great affection. From her awesome team to Becky herself, this internship opportunity gave me the possibility to not just learn so much about domestic violence, but also about myself and the people around me. As a compassionate person, I find the need to advocate for human rights, especially for those that do not have a voice. There is so much work to do in order to break the cycle of intimate partner violence that shapes the upbringing of children growing up in that type of environment. These children are the world of our tomorrow and we are the ones to be hold accountable for the outcome of it.
The enormous effort that Becky’s Fund does in order to shine a light on domestic abuse and invest in preventative programs is something that I view with great respect. It was truly a blessing and an honor to have had the possibility to be part of an organization that is driven by passion, but most importantly, by the human heart. Thank you Becky for the work you do! You make the world a safer place.