For those who wander,
You are not lost.
Those who are willing to break,
You are not broken.
Those who are willing to love,
You are not weak.
Those who believe they can change the world,
You are not dreamers.
You are not what they told you.
The first step away from a place you once belonged is the hardest.
Only those who are strong can do it.
Emily is a renowned community connector, advocate for women, Asset Based Community Development advocate and leader in her local community, recognised for her work as the Local Woman of the Year in New South Wales in 2016. She has delivered training and workshops all around Australia, empowering communities to address gender based violence and discover the inherent dignity and worth in everyone.
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