Yorkshire Mother and business owner, Jennifer Gilmour, released her first novel with the aim of not only raising awareness of the insidious behaviour of domestic abuse which brings hidden misery to so many but of bringing about changes at a national level.
A ‘survivor’ herself, Jennifer is well aware that changes to national policies and working practices are needed so that situations in which women (and men) present in emotionally abusive situations are recognised and dealt with appropriately and with compassion.
Jennifer believes that particular training needs to be focused on recognising the perpetrators of this behaviour, as often they are very persuasive people who are able to manipulate the services themselves.
Jennifer’s Huffington Post article went into more depth about life after domestic abuse and living with the unseen ‘bruises’. She states that, “This is why it is important that not only are the agencies well equipped to recognise abuse and coercive control but that there is support to protect those at risk as well. I was lucky to be supported by Hull DAP, which takes on medium risk cases as well as high risk cases. In many parts of the UK. This is not the case.”
Jennifer’s book follows the story of Rose who is stuck in an abusive and coercive relationship referred to as Isolation Junction. After years of emotional abuse, the self doubt about her future and the erosion of her confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself alone, penniless and frightened Rose wonders how she will ever escape from the situation to provide a better life for herself and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1000 reasons why she perceives she can’t – will she have the courage to do it? And will she find the support to regain control and confidence?
Within the last year Jennifer has achieved a the fully funded Kickstarter campaign, the release of Isolation Junction, received some fantastic awareness through the press, Paperback bestseller, Kindle bestseller, stocked Isolation Junction in local libraries (Hull and East Yorkshire), A link with the FADV (Fight Against Domestic Violence) , a successful first blog tour alongside being blogged about and most recently has been nominated for an Inspirational Mum 2017 BizMum award.
Huffington Post Blogger Profile: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/jennifer-gilmour
* This is not a sponsored post. This is a guest post by Jennifer Gilmour, author of Isolation Junction. I wanted to publish this post because Jennifer’s book is about an important topic that people need to be aware of – Domestic Violence. Hopefully this post will help spread the word about Isolation Junction.