Rosie Batty never thought she’d have children. The death of her mother when she was 6 years old left her feeling traumatised and hesitant to be close to people. Having her son Luke changed everything for the better, but her relationship with his father Greg Anderson, turned violent and very dangerous. What ensued was a decade of terrifying family violence, and failure after failure by the authorities in Australia who were meant to be protecting them from it. It took the ultimate tragedy and an unthinkable amount of courage and grace to shine a light on the epidemic of family violence in this country and finally force the authorities to make changes to how these issues are handled.
I you would like to know more of Rosie’s story, read her book “ A Mother Story”. It really is quite remarkable. Here’s a link
After accepting her “Australian of the Year Award” in 2015. Rosie made an amazing speech. Here a link to a video.
If you feel you are affected by family violence. You are not alone. Here’s some links.