If you missed it, last week the 'Love Shouldn't Hurt' campaign with Two Good Co, American Express, and Deliveroo launched here in Sydney, with me as the face of the campaign. As a domestic violence survivor, it was a true honour to stand up and put my face out there- literally, there's a 10m x 6m mural of my face in the heart of the Sydney CBD- but it's been what has happened since then that has truly made it worthwhile for me.
I've long been open with divulging that I experienced domestic violence. It happened at an age for me that ended up shaping the rest of my life, and I've come a long way down the path of healing and self-discovery since that time. I soft-launched the Onwards & Upwards campaign earlier this year, a social movement that is set to shine a light on those who have been affected by domestic violence in their life, and have come through the other side.
But what all of these things have done, has been to begin to give people an opportunity to speak up, and share their stories with me, and with others. And what I'm starting to discover, is that there is a major misconception that is still going strong- and it's resulting in too many women (and men) living in harmful situations.Read More