"When I was pregnant the drugs weren’t noticed, but the bruises were."
"Although we’re all walking the same street we can be worlds apart."
"I was born a dark-skinned baby and my light-skinned family didn’t want me."
"I stopped taking drugs and fought to keep my baby."
"I was really scared that no-one would believe me."
Kathy sobbed, “I feel as though I have been raped all over again. I don’t count for anything."
"Knowing that someone cares is huge."
'I remember thinking "happiness isn't for me so I’ll stop trying."'
"Now my daughter won't have to know heartache, torment and abuse."
"I was confused and upset at being homeless and felt I didn't have anywhere to turn to..."
"It was the middle of winter and I was seven and half stone, I'd lost all self respect, my dignity."