*Halle Berry is still doing her thing, speaking out against domestic violence.

At a dinner for Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the actress, who’s considering doing a TV series,  joined several dignitaries to help raise money for the Family Justice Centers.

At the event, she shared her own story of abuse:

“When I was a girl and my mother had the s**t kicked out of her, her self-esteem moved onto me,” she said. “I devalued myself and thought I wasn’t worth it. I chose partners that mimicked my father. It was only when I was in an abusive relationship and blood squirted on the ceiling of my apartment and I lost 80% of my hearing in my ear that I realized, I have to break the cycle.”

She added that it is time for women to stand up and speak out against the abuse and stop living in fear and shame.