Performance is dedicated to the victims of family abuse
GROWING up, Ariana Roberts came to know the pain of seeing someone she loves become a victim of domestic violence.
At Thursday’s gathering of passionate residents calling for an end to domestic violence in Dawson Mall, she performed a touching song with her son Josiah.
The original song titled We Honour You was a dedication to victims of domestic violence.
Ms Roberts, who battled through the flu to perform, said the song was only written two days before the event.
Speaking to the crowd ahead of the performance, she spoke of seeing her mum beaten at the hands of someone she loved and, as a child, having to clean up broken glass.
“That’s enough,” Ms Roberts said.
“As we unite and stand together, I pray we won’t just be aware of domestic violence but that we will be connected together to say enough is enough.”
Her introduction was echoed in her song, with lines such as “... it’s easier to look the other way but now we need to be the one ... the answer is you and me”.
“Now is the time, now is the place, together we rise with courage we face ... together as one,” she sang.
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