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Latino Daily News

Thursday March 8, 2012

Vampire Woman Using her Appearance to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

Vampire Woman Using her Appearance to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

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The Mexican mother of four known to many as the Vampire Woman turns a lot of heads with her fangs, the surgically-implanted titanium rods beneath her skin, multiple piercings, and her tattoo-covered body, and now she’s using that attention for a good cause.

Former lawyer Maria Jose Cristerna recently told Sky News, “At first people were interested in my looks because it was cool, because it attracts attention and because it’s something different.

“But I see it as something good among all the bad, because I’m giving a message. I won’t be able to change the thinking of the entire world, but I’m always there to help the people that need it.”

Cristerna says that she began modifying her body while she was recovering from an abusive relationship. She says she is now using her appearance to attract attention and using that attention to raise awareness about domestic abuse and help other victims.
Watch the interview below.