Rosie Batty hears it constantly.
“If I was her, I would never have let that happen.”
“If I was her, I would have done things differently.”
“If I was her, I would have stopped it.”
In February 2014, Rosie Batty’s world was uprooted when her only son Luke was murdered at cricket practice by his father in an incomprehensible act of family violence.
This inspirational woman joined Mamamia founder Mia Freedman for a searingly honest chat on the podcast, No Filter. She talks about the exhaustion, the hope, the painful realisations of her journey and the reason she feels like she’s no longer a mum.
Rosie Batty has single-handedly changed the conversation around domestic violence in Australia. But even now, as Australian Of The Year, as a she’s still surprised how people’s attitudes towards family violence, and how the propensity to victim blame still continues.
The interview courses her darkest moments and the wisdom she’s gleaned from such a tragic circumstance.
Rosie says she’s thinking about planning a holiday. Or a trip. And trying to enjoy the little things.
“I’m not chain smoking anymore…I’m not drinking a bottle of wine – a day – anymore… I’m not on sleeping tablets – so I reckon I am doing okay.”
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