BBC Radio Berkshire

Radio Interview BBC Radio Berkshire

The press have been amazing locally covering domestic violence which is a taboo subject still for many. When I came across their upload link I thought it would be a great time to give it a go and it was so simple.

I uploaded a short video about Domestic violence awareness month and why Kaleidoscopic Uk have made an awareness video.

I was delighted to be selected for an interview by Michelle Jordan live on air (although a little daunted) Michelle who is a shero and household name, plus simply the loveliest human being on radio.

It was an absolute honour to discuss such an important subject on the show and the insight from Michelle proves just why the conversation is so needed. often we think it doesn’t affect us or our loved ones but actually with the current statistics that just isn’t the case. Whether we see it or not it happens to 1 in 3 women, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 6 men and like Michelle discloses sadly to 2 of her friends.

The fact our video had such a profound impact on Michelle and those who have seen it is incredible and exactly what we were hoping for, to shine a different light on other areas of domestic violence as we convince ourselves ours aren’t that bad so it cant be domestic violence without daily physical abuse.

The message we wanted to share is not all domestic violence is physical, or obvious and as a friend or colleague or neighbour there are ways we can all help. Just by being there and listening, offering support and understanding and reminding them they are worth more can have a huge impact.

As a survivor I hope to have challenged some myths and that the bruises you can’t see that are the ones that can last a lifetime.

Massive thank you to Michelle and all at BBC Berkshire please have a listen here: