This picture breaks my heart. But I took it for that purpose. To re-break my heart, over and over. So that if ever in the future I wavered in my courage; or began to buckle under the fierce public denigration and hatred my ex husband has subjected me to, I would remember what I was … Continue reading INVINCIBLE Little E. – From night terrors and Family Violence to our very first Kindergarten school report.
(TRIGGERED) New mums, midwives, controlling in laws & Family Violence. This topic has been my most heartbreakingly difficult piece. It is one of the topics I am most often asked about but have not previously shared. I wrote this article a number of months ago exclusively for the Australian Midwifery News at their request. As … Continue reading An open letter to the INVINCIBLE new mum & her midwives. (TRIGGERED)
TRIGGER WARING DV - INVINCIBLY OUTSPOKEN. I was recently asked, what if your ex husband/wife/abuser became reformed? What if theu met someone new and didn't do to them what they had done to you? The answer to this question always comes easily and likely much to the dismay of those attempting to rehabilitate domestic … Continue reading TRIGGER WARING DV – INVINCIBLY OUTSPOKEN.
NEW BLOG: INVINCIBLE, Scary girl. You're not as mean as you seem. I love this picture of myself. Vain as hell I know, god forbid. Coming from a gal who spends most days fighting off old feelings of self contempt. Feelings grown from half a decade of DV & emotional abuse, I'm proud of myself … Continue reading INVINCIBLE Scary girl, you’re not as mean as you seem.
TRIGGER WARNING. Graphic descriptions and images of evidence relating to severe Domestic Violence. This blog is my most personal yet and may be too much for some readers. FORMATTING NOT COOPERATING. Apologies A long winded account of Domestic violence and an open letter to an abusive ex husband. You're not as INVINCIBLE as I thought … Continue reading TRIGGER WARNING. A long winded account of Domestic violence and an open letter to an abusive ex husband. You’re not as INVINCIBLE as I thought you were.
TRIGGER WARNING. Dear E, my INVINCIBLE first born. An open letter to my first born daughter ahead of the arrival of my second and third. For years you have begged me for siblings. For so long I honestly felt that it might just always be the two of us. Our solo coast trips, jelly fish … Continue reading Dear E, my INVINCIBLE first born.
INVINCIBLE anxiety. How to talk yourself down when it all gets too much. Anxiety is a bitch, let's be frank. She has ability to make you second guess your entire life's accomplishments for no damn reason. No reason other than it's Tuesday and you've received a few less emails, texts or likes than you did … Continue reading INVINCIBLE anxiety. How to talk yourself down when it all gets too much.
INVINCIBLE 'sad & lonely single parents'. You ain't lonely & I've got you! I ran into a lovely lady whilst cake shopping today. She told me that she has been following my story and how happy she is for me. She then went on to say that it must be so nice for … Continue reading INVINCIBLE ‘sad & lonely single parents’. You ain’t lonely & I’ve got you!
An open letter to the average mums. The ones with piles of unwashed laundry, with kids still in their pjs at 3pm on a Saturday. The mums who make toasted cheese sandwiches for dinner far more often that they should. You're not average, you're fierce and I am you. Any one of my customers who … Continue reading INVINCIBLE ‘average’ mums. You’re not average at all.
Speaking out on Domestic Violence and abuse is very new. For many households it is still not the 'done thing'. A private matter, one best reserved for closed doors and guarded mouths. This is fine provided you are not dissuaded from defending yourself and your right to protection under the law.