I didn’t realise I had been homeless

I didn’t realise I had been homeless

When completing the census in 2011 the following question about being homeless threw me completely. Have you been homeless in the past five years? – including time spent in refuges, shelters and other crisis accommodation – I am paraphrasing a bit here,...
Why I love International Women’s Day

Why I love International Women’s Day

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and for me, it is a day to look at my life and celebrate how far I have come. Healing and rebuilding my life after a lifetime of abuse has been a difficult and at times lonely road. We have come so far! As a businesswoman, I am...
Victim Blaming

Victim Blaming

One of the ways abusers exert power over those they abuse is by twisting the truth and blaming their victim for the abuse. From the outside, victim blaming it is hard to understand why anyone would possibly believe they were responsible for somebody else abusing them....

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