04 Jun ‘I wasn’t bleeding, but I was broken’ My story of domestic abuse
Shine General Manager Jane Drumm in their domestic violence charity office in Kingsland, Auckland.
After she found out her employer IAG was taking meaningful steps to create a domestic violence free workplace with charity Shine, one woman decided to tell them how much that meant to her. This is the letter she wrote to the company’s bosses.
Dear IAG Executive,
It has taken me four attempts to write this letter to you.
I wanted to share with you some of my story, and my gratitude to IAG for your support. It was this support that truly made a difference for me and my family during the last 15 months.
I had no idea I was being abused until after the assault; through Shine, I learnt what domestic abuse was. All of the red flags were there, and they now are so obvious – but I did not have an education on what domestic abuse was to compare it with the reality I was living.