More than a domestic violence survivor

More than a domestic violence survivor

  My past is undeniable and I am open about what I have been subjected to in my life. My business is all about educating businesses and individuals about the impact, strategies and solutions to domestic violence. I love my work it is my passion to share this...

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STOP the Cycle of Blame

STOP the Cycle of Blame

When it comes to Domestic Violence be prepared to STOP the blame game and find a solution. The debate about who is responsible for domestic violence go round and round in a circular argument. I am becoming increasingly frustrated by this talk because all the time we...

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Let’s change the ending

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXN-X5nH5WM Recently I saw an advertisement aimed at teenagers that encouraged them to think about violence against women. It starts with a young heterosexual couple. They get into an argument. During the advert this argument...

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Grooming

Today somebody asked me what grooming was. It's an important question and something I feel not enough people understand. If friends, family, and colleagues knew what grooming was and understood it - and I mean really understood it - then as a society we would be...

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Abuse is confusing and isolating

I am writing a book to explain what domestic violence is for those who want to understand abuse. As I started writing, I had to stop to write this blog because I was reminded of just how isolating and confusing abuse is. I remembered a time when I didn’t understand...

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Crazy making

People often ask me ‘what is crazy making?’ It's behavior that on the surface is saying one thing but underneath is really saying something else. It's often behavior that is a projection from the person who is crazy making onto the person who is being crazy made. It...

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Why it was hard leaving domestic violence

The most common question I get asked when people find out I come from a background of domestic violence is, “Why didn’t you just leave?”. Leaving domestic violence Now the answer is complicated and obviously I can only give you my answer as everybody’s story is...

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Domestic violence casts a long shadow

I knew when I decided to speak up about my own journey from victim to survivor to thriver from domestic violence, there would be disappointments and it would bring up old feelings. I was prepared for this. I thought long and hard about this and if it was something I...

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