Obviously – The word that changed my life.

Obviously – The word that changed my life.

Obviously! I would never of imagined such a simple word could have such a big impact on how I viewed myself and the world I had lived in. Applying for an AVO I was in court, in the witness box to be precise. I was applying for an interim Apprehended Domestic Violence...
Proud to be a Penda App Ambassador

Proud to be a Penda App Ambassador

This week I had the privilege to go to Canberra to be the Keynote Speaker at Parliament House for the launch of the Penda App. I am also honoured to be the Ambassador. It feels good to be able to give back after all the support I received when I left my abusive...
Listening with knowledge and empathy.

Listening with knowledge and empathy.

Listening to someone disclosing that they are in an abusive relationship is not easy and whilst I wish I could write a list of things of what to say and what not to say life is just not that simple and domestic violence certainly isn’t. Of course, their certain...
So, what does constitute physical abuse?

So, what does constitute physical abuse?

In my line of work, I hear many stories of abuse every week. Over the years, I have noticed a pattern. Women will say to me, it was never physical abuse, but it was mental and emotional abuse. Then they will go on to tell me things that happened to them while in their...
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