Mim experienced family violence in her childhood and teen years as well as an adult, but she’s learning to trust people and to love again. Mim stepped into herself and started doing what she needed.
When I started doing what I needed, everyone was ok – my kids were ok, my relationships were ok, everyone was ok. And I was ok. I stepped into myself, I think.
Mim is a singer/songwriter, playwright and director. She experienced family violence in her childhood and teenage years as well as in an adult relationship. She describes having to learn to trust people and how her children have taught her how to love.
“I started getting family violence counselling … which started to change my life … When I started doing what I needed, everyone was ok – my kids were ok, my relationships were ok, everyone was ok. And I was ok. I stepped into myself, I think.”
Mim hopes for improved education and community awareness so that the next generation do not have to experience family violence.
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