Prior to interviewing domestic violence awareness campaigner Rosie Batty this morning, Brisbane radio host Bianca Dye told a terrifying story of her own.
“I wasn’t sure if I should share this or not,” the 97.3 anchor began, “but I think I might help people understand a bit more if I do.”
And so Dye pressed on and revealed that she is among the one in three Australian women who will experience physical violence at some point in their lifetime.
“In my early twenties I broke up with someone who couldn’t handle that,” she told co-hosts Terry Hansen and Bob Gallagher.
“He showed up at my house… I was in a situation where I was terrified and I was crying in the kitchen with a knife in my hand, because he punched me twice, threw my Jack Russell up against a wall, he cracked a rib and he choked me.”
Wrapped in a towel, she sat there all night “shivering and scared” while he slept off the alcohol. When she woke the next morning, he was gone and thankfully never returned.