Hear Me, See Me Podcast


Hear Me, See Me Podcast with Danielle Thomas founder of the Domestic Abuse Retreat.

Season 2, Ep. 97

Hear Me, See Me Podcast with Danielle Thomas founder of the Domestic Abuse Retreat. 

Danielle was introduced to me by former guest, Jodie Keegans who had been to Danielle's amazing Domestic Abuse Retreat. Danielle is such an inspirational human being and her story brought us both to tears. Please listen to and share this podcast as far as possible to bring light to her amazing story and this wonderful project.

A quote from Danielle,

"My name is Danielle I’m a survivor of domestic abuse

Please be aware that my story contains distressing information. I want to share my full story to highlight that extreme cases of domestic abuse happen & also in the hope that I can help other women both escape & avoid this type of abuse

I was in a relationship with who I thought was great guy. Unfortunately not long into the relationship, violence & control started

To begin with he would check my phone & stared discouraging me from going out to see friends & taking part in my hobbies

Then one night, out of nowhere, I was sleeping and was woken up by him being on top of me, punching me and pulling my hair. He had been going through my phone & looking at old Facebook messages. He found a very old innocent message from another guy & this sparked his violent outburst

After this situation the violence & control continued most weeks

I wanted to end the relationship but every time I tried it resulted in violence and told I could never leave or escape him. I felt trapped.

My spirit was broken & I didn’t know what to do. I believed this must have somehow been my fault & thought that this was now my life

I didn't think the police would take me seriously & I had no idea where to turn

On the 12th of September 2018, things took a very bad turn for the worse. He decided I needed to be taught a lesson. He locked me in my home for 3 days and tortured me. He repeatedly beat me, tipped paint all over me & made me lick it off the floor. He smashed mirrors over my head, rubbed glass into me & brutally beat me with an iron bar."

I was left with a broken jaw, broken ribs and extreme bruising

Check out her fantastic project.






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