Just Another Statistic? Domestic Violence in Australia

What would you do?

Domestic violence is a massive problem in Australia. Written below, you will find just one other case. This is a true story that is still ongoing at time of writing. Names, locations and dates are not included. Should you choose to read through it, I would ask that you consider the questions that follow at the end….

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Halloween 2020 – Free Book Promotion

Halloween is upon us! To celebrate, e-book readers will be able to read Tenebrae Manor and The Will of the Wisp for free! This promotion runs for 5 days from 27th October to 31st October 2020.

Don’t miss out! Click the links below:

Tenebrae Manor on Amazon

The Will of the Wisp on Amazon

A (F)Unemployment Survival Guide

Or

10 steps to coping with a pandemic job loss.

One month ago I lost my job; one month later, I have started a new one. Others are not so fortunate in this dumpster fire of a year that is 2020. When a pandemic rips the carpet out from under you it can be a terrifying ordeal, particularly for folk who may be, shall we say, as mentally unstable as myself.

Fear not! I have the answers – credible or no – on how to deal with such misfortune. And should these in fact be more of a subconscious rambling than a productive precept, well, hopefully you get a laugh out of this piece. Ahem, let us begin:

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White Ribbon Australia

Across the next month I will be fundraising for White Ribbon Australia – which works towards the prevention of men’s violence against women.

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From their website:

White Ribbon Australia is a part of a global social movement working to eliminate gendered violence. We strive for an Australian society where all women and children are safe.
 
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement engaging men and boys to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality and create new opportunities for men to build positive, healthy and respectful relationships.
 
The White Ribbon Australia movement works through a primary prevention approach in communities, schools and workplaces across the country. Through our programs and campaigns, we engage with men to become active in the social change needed to stop men’s violence against women and children.

This is an issue very close to my heart, and as such I am excited to be helping in my small way to help raise awareness. If you’d like to donate to my fundraising page, Click Here

 

“The standard that you walk by is the standard you accept.”

– Lieutenant General David Lindsay Morrison AO

Amygdala

Yggdrasil –

Her full-bellied wax turned to wane

Amygdala –

The shattered shale shifting underfoot

Holding blackened secrets too much for one to bear

Yggdrasil –

Her leaves wilt, her roots rot

And I only helped in cutting the branches

Pruning happiness and throwing it to the pyre

Amygdala –

While fruit and flower were ripped before ripe

And cried out on the ground just out of reach

A broken home with ghosts in its hallways

With poison in its veins

Yggdrasil –

A baby cries in darkness for fear and confusion

Photographs and memories are shoved into a drawer

I’ve lost all control

I feel nothing

Not even pain

Amygdala –

Those aren’t your eyes

-2020

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