This week we were really proud to work with a client who stood up against domestic abuse. According to national charity Women’s Aid, at least 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime and between 1 in 8 and 1 in 10 women experience it annually. But less than half of all incidents are reported to the police. Below you can read Eve’s story – she was trapped in an abusive relationship, but found an unusual crutch to give her the strength to leave.
DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIM: SAVED -BY A STORY
Trapped in an abusive marriage, Eve, 44, turned to writing to cope – but her cruel husband burned her manuscripts and deleted her computer files. Eve snapped one night in November 2010 when David assaulted her and she fled to a nearby police station with her teenage daughters. David was convicted of battery and free at last to write, the inspirational mum secured a book deal and has since published two novels. We sold her story to Woman’s Own, with more media deals already in the pipeline. You can find out more about Eve on her website too.
WIFE’S GUILT: AFFAIR LEFT HUBBY PARALYSED
Consumed with guilt after having an affair with an old friend, Crystal, 29, confessed all to her doting husband, Earl. Devastated, Earl turned to drink and after a blazing row with Crystal he crashed his motorbike leaving him paralysed from the chest down. The horror smash reunited the couple and Crystal has vowed to stand by her man – even though they may never have sex again. Their story is in Bella magazine.
DYING TO MEET OUR BABY
Marie, 30, longed to give her terminally ill husband, Marc, 37, a baby before he died so had IVF treatment using his frozen sperm. She had suffered two heartbreaking miscarriages when, incredibly, the couple conceived naturally during a break in Marc’s chemo. In a tragic race against time Marc saw a 4D scan of their baby girl but sadly died just a few weeks before little Millie was born. We sold her story to Best.