Meet Emma Murphy, 26, health and fitness blogger from Dublin, Ireland.
She has two young children with he ex-boyfriend. Her fans love her blogs about health, happiness, motherhood and living a positive lifestyle. But Emma is about to share with the world a deep dark secret.
Emma was in a three and half year relationship with this abusive guy. Since then she has brought this issue to Facebook – facing the world with a horrible black eye – to describe and raise awareness about her experience with domestic violence. Now her story has gone viral, touching millions of people all over the world and is sending out a reminder to women that they are not alone.
“He punched me in the face, and it wasn’t the first time,” she says. “Last year he split my head open at an event and prior to that he punched me as well and I had a black eye. And for the last year and a half, I’ve been told that I’m paranoid, I’m a psycho, I’m nuts, my insecurities will kill me one day.”
Emma naturally was a bit hesitant to share the video with the world. She explains that she never had the courage to confront herself on the fact that this was not a good way of life. “I thought long and hard before posting this video, this is very difficult for me but I have to do what is RIGHT, if you or anyone you know is in a similar situation please share this video to inspire other women around the world, violence is NOT the answer!!!!”
We are sure that it took a truckload of courage for Emma to get on camera and share this with the whole world. She hopes that the video will encourage other ladies that are experiencing something similar to speak out.
I thought long and hard before posting this video, this is very difficult for me but I have to do what is RIGHT, if you or anyone you know has it is in a similar situation please share this video to inspire other women around the world, violence is NOT the answer!!!!
Posted by Emma Murphy on Monday, July 6, 2015