Help is on its way
KYLIE Robinson’s voice, silenced for so long, has found some freedom.
She is founding Finally Free Inc to provide group counselling sessions for rape and domestic violence victims, and to spread anti-violence awareness.
The 42-year-old mother of four admitted she slept with the light on to combat memories of being raped for two years from age eight, and five years of physical abuse in her 20s.
“I want to be heard that this is the biggest torment in life,” Ms Robinson said.
“Domestic violence is hard, and rape is worse – it’s there forever and ever.”
Drugs, alcohol and suicide attempts – all of which she has tried – have not led her to freedom.
Her own depression and anxiety began to dissipate once she found her voice, and now Ms Robinson wants to assist others.
“It’s taken me 34 years just to say ‘I’ve been raped’ and to tell my story,” she said.
“Learn to squeal. Learn to use your voice, that’s the only way.”
Ms Robinson never envisaged starting a support group or education programs until she discovered other people who had been victims.
She can be contacted on 0497 561 003.
FINALLY FREE: Kylie Robinson is starting a support group for rape and domestic violence victims.