WEAVERS, University of Melbourne, Vic
Fiona ran away from her 28-year domestic violence relationship seven years ago. When she left, she vowed she would speak out about domestic violence, and in some way, change the perception of women who had had this lifestyle.
Fiona was involved in the ANROWS/University of Melbourne WITH program, in a series of digital stories helping to promote understanding of intimate partner violence. She has become a passionate advocate speaker, sharing her long experiences at the First International Domestic Violence Conference in 2018 (as keynote speaker), at the Safe Steps 10th anniversary function, in The Guardian, in a YouTube video for North Western Health, and at North Western Health.
Fiona is extremely passionate and driven. By sharing her experiences she hopes to educate the community and break down stigma and stereotypes about domestic violence.