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This post also deals with extreme domestic abuse and might be triggering for some readers.
Jifeng 'Eileen' Liu.
Amner 'Amy' al-Hazouri.
Florrie 'Kory' Reuben.
Five Australian women, each killed in the past week.
Five Australian women, each killed by violence perpetrated by men.
But as I gathered the names of these five women, making sure they were spelt correctly and including the nicknames spoken affectionately by those who knew them well, my heart panged.
Firstly, for them - and their loved ones.
And for the realisation: How many more times will we need to compile such lists?
Five in one week. How many more names?
Because behind each of those names was a life. Big and messy and complicated with love and struggle and joy and sadness and pride.