Anger…

I have used the image of inside out because it’s one of the best representations of how I think my brain works. I have had quite a few psychologist and assessments. I have had lots of people talk to me about me. But watching the film inside out…better than any professional assessment I have had…

DV and me….

Tomorrow is that last day of #16DaysOfActivism were we speak out against the abuse and violence of women. I have typed and retyped todays blog. Going from experiences and stories of violence and abuse of women. Telling my mums story, talking about what I have seen and heard in my job. But really, I am…

“Are you the lady that fights for us”.

#16DaysOfActivism The story I said I would never tell. A few years ago, I worked with a girl, we will call her Gemma. When I met Gemma, she was 13 years old. She was in care, as were all her sisters and her mum still lived in the local area. Gemma had gone onto care…

#16DaysOfActivism: My first memory of violence against women

16 days of Activism is an awareness campaign that runs from the 25th November to the 10th of December. It helps to spread awareness of the Violence women and girls experience. It’s a move to break the silence of abuse and to speak for those who cannot. Filia have put me as their day 8…

Zombie knife…and what!

I sat with a 14-year-old boy this week who is being sent to a PRU. This boy has a long history of different things that have had a negative impact on his life including neglect, family involved with gangs, undiagnosed needs. The list is endless. He is being sent to PRU because he carried a…

There once was a girl…..

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how raw life is for some people. I believe that is just human nature, to not think about the rawness of life all the time. How would one overcome or cope with trauma if the thought about it 247. I am going to give you a little taste of that…