Emma tells her story of surviving domestic abuse.
"Surviving domestic violence was a journey fraught with pain, but it sculpted me into a resilient warrior and the person I am today. Each step of the healing process became a testament to my inner strength.
"Breaking free from the chains of abuse marked the beginning of a profound transformation. It was not just about escaping the physical harm; it was about reclaiming my sense of self. The scars, both visible and invisible, served as reminders of my courage and the battles I had won.
"The journey to healing required self-reflection and self-love. Understanding that I deserved more than the abuse I endured became a powerful catalyst for change.
"Rebuilding my life meant rediscovering my passions and dreams. Surrounding myself with a support system of friends and professionals allowed me to forge ahead with confidence.
"Teaching myself to live in the now became my mantra. Becoming a survivor ambassador for IDAS and raising awareness about domestic violence empowered not just me but others who shared similar experiences. Each story shared was a step towards breaking the silence and dismantling the stigma.
"Through this journey, I became not only a survivor but a warrior, armed with resilience, empathy, and a deep understanding of the strength within. Domestic violence may have tried to break me, but instead, it fuelled a transformation that made me unbreakable."