A local woman shared her brave story of surviving an abusive relationship with the women of “The View” on Tuesday.

Johanna Orozco, of Cleveland, was raped at knifepoint and shot in the face by her ex-boyfriend in 2007. Following 12 surgeries, she now works as a domestic violence advocate, telling teens about some of the warning signs.

“The controlling and telling me what to wear. Your time is always with him and him only,” said Johanna Orozco, a teen educator at the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center. “I thought it was cute. In reality, it isn’t. You feel miserable. You are trapped.”

Her colleagues watched the show Tuesday morning and said they couldn’t be prouder.

“Seeing Johanna on the show is very exciting for us because this is the work she does,” said Tim Boehnlein, the training and education director at DVCAC. “This is very fitting for her to be on this kind of a stage to tell her story.”

Johanna was asked to go on “The View” with Vice President Joe Biden because she helped get two laws passed that protect teenagers in abusive relationships.

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