Hello! I'm Simone

Domestic Violence Survivor & Speaker
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This is my story

My journey started in 2012. I suffered a horrific domestic violence attack at the hands of a perpetrator who would not take “no” for an answer.

It started with emotional and psychological abuse, including telling lies, stealing money and insults. And it ended with me being beaten with a baseball bat to within inches of my life.

I have lost my eyesight on my right side and my sense of smell. My skull is currently held together with screws and titanium plates. The ripple effect of this on my children has been unimaginable.

Through my determination and the support of family, friends, neighbours, doctors and nurses, I got through that night. So here I am today sharing my story, in between all the treatments, operations and therapies that I will have to go through for the rest of my life.

Before 2012, I was oblivious to domestic violence and the red flags associated with it. I learned the hard way and now, I want to make sure no women or children will experience what me and my kids did ever again.

I want to raise awareness of domestic violence and give strength to victims to get out of violent relationships. I want to help people see the red flags and provide them the information they need to protect themselves and seek help if required.

Using my personal story of determination, resilience, courage and strength, I want to champion non-violence against women and children. Together, let’s stop domestic violence.

%

of Australian women have experienced partner violence

Number of domestic violence related deaths in 2019 so far

children sought homelessness service in 2016/17 due to family/domestic violence

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