How Kerri-Anne Kennerley Ended Up Battered And Bruised In NY
Kerri-Anne Kennerley is a strong, independent woman.
But no one is immune from domestic violence.
In her early twenties a "bright-eyed and bushy tailed" KAK made the dream move to New York with the love of her life...
Or so she thought.
What escalated was the beginnings of an abusive relationship that one time left her in hospital.
Thankfully there was a happily ever after to this story.
KAK found solace with her close friend John, who helped her escape the relationship and in a twist of fate became the true love of her life.
He was instrumental in convincing her to move back to Australia and the rest is history.
All these years on and Kerri-Anne is a household name, her marriage is solid and her dark past is just that, in the past.
But why speak about it now?
John insisted that any autobiography had to be honest. It had to be transparent.
And while KAK never wanted to take the spotlight from her interviewees in the past to highlight her own experiences, her book gave her the perfect platform to share her past in a way that she felt comfortable.
We can't thank her enough for putting her hand up and standing united.
National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.
Saturday 25 November marks White Ribbon Day - which aims to bring awareness and prevention methods to stop male violence against women.