Domestic violence and abuse is so prominent in cosplay culture and comics, especially in the origins of Harley Quinn.
Some fans and readers look past the abuse she has gone through and choose to ignore it, because ignoring it is better than facing the reality of violence.
As a Harley Quinn cosplayer who is a survivor of domestic violence, I would be doing the character an injustice if I turned the other cheek.
20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner and over 10 million people yearly suffer from domestic violence.
To bring awareness to the issue, I am holding a raffle to raise funds for the National Coalition Against Domestic violence which not only helps people escape their torment situations, but also believes in rehabilitating to stop the cycle of violence.
Stephanie Phillips, the current Harley Quinn Future State and Infinite Frontier author donated signed issues of DC Presents: Harley Quinn Future State. There will be 2 raffle winners, both receiving issue 1 and issue 2 of Harley Quinn Future State signed by the author.
Whether you know someone who has suffered or you, yourself have suffered, this is one step to helping stop the cycle so no one has to live through what survivors have.
Follow the donate button to enter for your chance to win and help stop the cycle of abuse.
The raffle runs 2/15/2020 12pm est until 2/28/2021 11:50pm est.