"Killing Love", by @becpoulson - worthy of attention. Inspiring book from an inspiring woman
Rebecca's story was one of the worst Domestic Violence tragedies Australia has experienced - a powerful, unforgettable story about tragedy, grief – and hope. On the day of Rebecca Poulson’s 33rd birthday, her father, niece and nephew were murdered. The murderer had been part of her family – her brother-in-law, Neung, the father of the children. No stranger to shocking grief, Rebecca had already suffered the suicide of her beloved brother, Adrian and her own violent relationship resulting in an attempt on her life. But nothing could prepare her for the events that would unfold at the hands of Neung.
Rebecca has met with the then Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the premier of New South Wales and many other minsters and Police to advocate for changes in domestic violence systems. Changes in domestic violence laws have been directly attributed to Rebecca’s efforts, and she has been interviewed by a wide range of Australian media in hundreds of appearances on television, majors newspapers and magazines in her pursuits.
Rebecca is Ambassador of Our Watch alongside Lucy Turnbull, Tara Moss, Charlie Pickering and Rosie Batty. Our Watch is dedicated to the Prevention of violence against Women and Their Children.
Rebecca is a published author of Killing Love which talks of her journey through homicide – the deep grief, the police investigation, the intense media scrutiny, the court case, the moments of great despair – and of her healing. It is a story of individual heartbreak and a family’s strength, and a startling portrait of family violence.
Killing Love is the winner of the Australian Society of Authors 2014 Emerging Writers’ Award, the 2015 Varuna House Fellowship Prize and the 2015 Barnardos Book Prize.
Rebecca is the CEO of the Poulson Family Foundation dedicated to the prevention of Child Homicide.
She speaks of her experiences and hopes to positively inspire people to turn their lives around. She is a passionate believer in moulding and creating the very life you want to live, whatever your circumstances.
Rebecca is also the CEO of The Poulson Family Foundation dedicated to the Prevention of Child Homicide. Donations can be made via the Donations page.
Killing Love is the winner of the Australian Society of Authors 2014 Emerging Writers’ Award, the 2015 Varuna House Fellowship Prize , the 2015 Barnardos Book Prize and the 2015 Sassy Prize for Non fiction.
Available at most bookstores, online at http://www.booktopia.com.au/killing-love-rebecca-poulson/prod9781925310153.html or on my Buy Book page
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NSW Governor His Excellency David Hurley
"You have the most extraordinary story and you are the most extraordinary woman"