Bisexual actress Amber Heard speaks out about domestic violence
Openly bisexual actress Amber Heard has spoken out in support of victims of domestic abuse.
The out actress divorced husband Johnny Depp earlier this year amid claims of physical and emotional abuse.
Heard who has joined the #GirlGazeProject made a PSA video talking about her experience of domestic abuse.
“How is this happening to me? I’m strong. I’m smart. I’m not a victim. There is a lot of shame attached to that label of victim. It happens to so many women. When it happens at home behind closed doors, it’s not as straightforward as if a stranger did this. If a stranger did this it would be a no-brainer."
Since her claims of abuse at the hands of Depp, Heard has been vocal in her support of women who are faced with domestic violence.
She said she wants to remind women they are not alone:
"If I hadn't had a few people that I really trust around me, a few women support, a few friends. If I hadn't had them around me, how different my life would be."
"As a women having gone through this in the public stage, in the public arena that I did it in, I have a unique opportunity to remind other women that this doesn't have to be the way it is. You don't have to do it alone. You're not alone, and we can change this."
Heard came out as bisexual in 2010 at a GLAAD 25th anniversary event.
At the time she was in a relationship with photographer and artist, Taysa Van Ree.
“I think when I became aware of my role in the media, I had to ask myself an important question, ‘Am I part of the problem?’
“Injustice can never be stood for. It always must be fought against and I just was sick of it being a problem.
“I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something, you're inadvertently admitting it's wrong.”