Courtney Weaver, a domestic violence survivor, performs her original music during an open mic at the Columbia City Theater. "It felt very personal that he was trying to make my voice go away," she said of a former abusive boyfriend who shot her in the face and arm. (Sy Bean/Seattle Times/TNS)
Courtney Weaver, a domestic violence survivor, performs her original music during an open mic at the Columbia City Theater. "It felt very personal that he was trying to make my voice go away," she said of a former abusive boyfriend who shot her in the face and arm. (Sy Bean/Seattle Times/TNS) Sy Bean TNS
Courtney Weaver, a domestic violence survivor, performs her original music during an open mic at the Columbia City Theater. "It felt very personal that he was trying to make my voice go away," she said of a former abusive boyfriend who shot her in the face and arm. (Sy Bean/Seattle Times/TNS) Sy Bean TNS

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