Amber Heard has been relatively quiet since receiving her $7 million divorce settlement from ex-husband Johnny Depp back in September (and donating it all to charity), but that鈥檚 all about to change, thanks to a new PSA released yesterday with the help of Girlgaze 鈥 a collective group of media from female photographers/videographers that showcases the world from a female perspective.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Amber Heard attends Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

While Amber鈥檚 ex, Johnny Depp, has been busy battling backlash sparked by his role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (despite author JK Rowling鈥檚 support), the actress has been getting candid for cameras with a message she hopes will empower victims of domestic abuse to speak out against their abusers.

Amber herself filed domestic abuse charges against Johnny back in May, though she later dismissed the matter 鈥渨ith prejudice鈥 (a move which prevents her from refiling the claims), and retracted her restraining order following the settlement. Now, in a tearful monologue, Amber is speaking out about the larger issue at hand, saying it鈥檚 not only physical acts that embody 鈥渧iolence towards women,鈥 but verbal ones created by our own society.

鈥淚t鈥檚 also how we deal with it, how we talk about it in the media and in our culture,鈥 she says. 鈥淭aking responsibility for it is what really needs to change. We need to take responsibility for how we talk about these things. It鈥檚 the only way that people are going to feel comfortable coming forward, raising their voices and standing up for themselves.鈥

Which is exactly what she鈥檚 encouraging victims (a label she鈥檚 not particularly fond of, as she says it holds a lot of shame) to do. 鈥淪peak up. Speak up. Raise your voice,鈥 she urges. 鈥淵our voice is the most powerful thing, and we, as women, standing shoulder to shoulder, cannot, and will not, any longer accept silence.鈥

We can only hope that her message will be the good that comes from such an ugly situation, and can offer some comfort to those in need.

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(h/t E!, photos via Girlgaze + Frederick M. Brown/Getty)