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1st Blog

Today marks the beginning of the Saje Blog. Running regularly, the blog will delve into many different topics ranging from the success stories of some of our Freedom Programme and Toolkit for Life graduates and the journeys they take, to pieces of information that we hope will help women living with abuse. In addition, we’ll inform you of new legislation we feel may be supportive and relevant, and provide you with links to helpful research unveiling a collection of facts and figures related to domestic abuse. Also, we’d love to hear your stories so that we can, with your permission, present them anonymously as part of our future blogs. This will help people living with abuse know they are not alone. Hopefully, it will shed light on the steps they’ve taken to regain control of their own lives and free themselves from the grips of an abusive relationship. It also aims to help others understand what people living with domestic abuse and violence go through. To start, one of our Freedom Programme graduates recently wrote a wonderful poem that encapsulates her experiences with the group she was a part of, giving a real sense of how the Freedom Programme gave her the tools to change her life. Here’s that poem: Put a group of strangers in a room Throw Freedom and BOOM! Shake, shake the room We were all strangers on the first day Felt embarrassed and panicked, ‘May Day, May Day’ I would have run and so would you It all felt weird and worse… taboo We stayed because we were to shy Not a shred of self-confidence...