BANDITA, the Graphic Novel (#5 in the A La Brava Series)
BANDITA is a cowgirl living in modern day New York. She’s got 2 ivory plated guns on each holster, speaks only country, and bleeds southern hospitality. When Bandita hears about a Broadway theatre gang taking advantage of the talent, she tryouts for them and lands a job as a custodian. There, she befriends Chyanne, the new lead singer, and learns all about the Cientificos abusive ways. On opening night, Bandita faces off against the boss of the Cientificos, Luna Loca.
Studies show domestic violence is a dynamic of control and oppression in relationships; with marginalized groups facing the highest rates of abuse. For example, 60% of Native American women are physically assaulted in their lifetime by an intimate partner.
In the US, there are more than 20,000 phone calls made daily to domestic violence hotlines.
As many as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men face severe (beating, burning, strangling) domestic violence from an intimate partner.
Domestic violence concerning an intimate partner account for 15% of all violent crimes.
When there’s a gun in an abusive home, the risk of homicide is increased by over 500%.
1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year; 90% of those children are eyewitnesses to the violence.