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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, highlighting one of the many pandemics-within-a-pandemic that has taken hold in 2020. Since the onset of Covid in March, victims are more likely to be trapped at home with or otherwise further controlled by their abuser, perhaps due to financial hardship, for example. One local author has released a memoir detailing her journey through and after an abusive marriage, hoping to give readers hope and shed light on an important issue.

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Throughout this tumultuous year, a silver lining of sorts has remained. Many artists have been able to channel previously unimaginable feelings into stirring new works, helping members of society identify and process the gravity of 2020. Among them is Cara Barer, a Houston-based photographer who has unveiled a series of new pieces called Isolation at Nicole Longnecker Gallery in the Heights.

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