"Violence is NOT the answer" says victim Emma Murphy

Emma Murphy

By posting that video, I knew that this was it, that I would have the strength to walk away because I knew there was no going back now

– Emma Murphy

A few weeks ago Fitness Blogger, Emma Murphy made the decision to upload a video of herself to Facebook revealing that her now ex-boyfriend and father of her two children had hit her and been violent on at least two previous occasions.

The video, posted on 6th July, immediately went viral and has since been viewed nearly ten million times.

Emma joins us today to talk about her experiences and how she wants to encourage other victims of domestic violence to get out of abusive relationships and seek help.

GETTING HELP AND SUPPORT

If you or a loved one are affected by domestic abuse, remember you are not alone
There are a range of services dedicated to helping rebuild the lives of both men and women that have suffered at the hands of a partner. Click on the links below for confidential help, advice and support.

Domestic violence helplines for women
Domestic violence helplines for men

Loose Books: Jamelia's summer read

It's such a brilliant book. She's a comedy writer and I found the book so funny and inspiration... Literally laugh out loud hilarious

– Jamelia

Jamelia's summer read is 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?' By Mindy Kaling

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Loose Books: Coleen's summer read

I'm a massive fan of James Patterson and a crime thriller... I'm going to read it on holiday and I'm really looking forward to it

– Coleen Nolan

Our Coleen loves a good thriller, which is why she's chosen 'Truth Or Die' by James Patterson as her top summer read.

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Loose Books: Jane's summer read

It's fantastic... it's tragic and about trying to escape your demons... an absolute page turner

– Jane Moore

Jane's top pick for the summer read is 'I Let You Go' by Clare Mackintosh.

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Loose Books: June's summer read

[Shaa] is such an inspirational woman... it's fun, it's an easy read

– June Sarpong

June's summer read is Do Less, Get More by Shaa Wasmund.

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