Christina Aguilera Talks Domestic Violence: “You Are Not Alone”

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While the world waits patiently for her return to pop music, Christina Aguilera has been busy becoming a television favorite, as well as donating her time and her reach to a worthwhile cause. Recently, the singer partnered with Verizon and the company’s HopeLine program, which aims to “connect survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, fund organizations nationwide and protect the environment.”

Christina recently answered a few of my questions about why she wanted to get involved with such a cause, and of what’s next for her both on the small screen, and in the music world.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Christina Aguilera raises awareness about domestic violence with Verizon’s HopeLine Program at The London Hotel on November 12, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

What made you want to be involved in this campaign?

 Domestic violence is such a difficult thing to experience and live through and I know first-hand how powerless it can make a person feel. That’s why I wanted to be involved with HopeLine from Verizon to empower people to take action against domestic violence.

How has domestic violence affected you and your loved ones?

When I was young, I saw acts of domestic violence within my own home and even in the neighborhood we lived in. I know I am not the only person who has experienced such pain and betrayal caused by abuse and violence. That is why I feel it’s so important now to use my voice to support efforts to spread awareness and encourage engagement against domestic violence.

Any advice for those women (and men) suffering from domestic violence?

Surprisingly, you are not alone. Women, men, and children are sadly victims of domestic violence. My only advice is to not be afraid to speak to someone or to seek help.

What’s next for you musically? Any new music coming soon?

I have been working on my album and I am really excited for fans to hear it. For me it’s important to take my time with music, and really put my heart into all my albums.

What is working with Pharrell like?

Pharrell is wonderful. He is so spiritual and you cannot help but feel a sense of calm and peace when you are around him.

Now that you’ve done both The Voice and Nashville, would you like to do more television?

I never say never to anything. My goal is to always evolve, try new things and while music is my first love and passion I want to explore many areas from acting to producing.

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