Using My Expereince To Help Those Who Need It Most...
My name is Vanessa.
I am the Broken Crayons Still Colour Foundation Confidence Coach.
I will start with a little about me....
5 years ago I walked out and never went back.
I had two boys, my car and my phone. Nothing else.
My husband at the time was a very violent alcoholic
The last 5 years of my life have been so bad.
Of course I've had good times. Great times even.
But it's always been on my mind, the constant court dates, police reports, vro's, vro breaches, attempted murder, expert witness reports, kids psychologist, pepper spray, police emergency calls, the list could just go on.
I know the family court system inside and out now, after going through 3 lawyers I decided to self represent the last year.
3 days ago I was awarded full parental responsibility and got to change my boys name (he suffers anxiety amongst other things due to the name).
This is by far the greatest thing to ever happen to me.
My life is forever changed now for the better.
To all those women thinking if they should leave, to those who have just left and thinking it's all too hard, or to those that know of someone in a dv relationship, there is hope.