Her ability to never give up and the strength to forge ahead to bring recognition for the suffering of those she loves.
As a 10 day old baby Glyn was placed in an orphanage. The suffering she endured as a child was severe. Glyn’s teenage and early adult years were lived in constant fear, with domestic violence and rape a daily occurrence.
By the age of 19 she had three children to care for. It was only the love for them that kept her going in these dark days. Throughout her battle to save and protect them, she was let down many times, by government departments, the general community and also the legal system.
Motivated by personal experiences Glyn embarked on a journey of intense training in many areas. These studies have enabled her to support, lend an ear and give a voice to many others affected by abuse.
Glyn’s autobiography chronicles the difficult circumstances she lived through and the barriers she faced in her struggle to protect her children. During the process of writing her story, she found the courage to bring her perpetrators to justice.
Her case reached the High Court of Australia in 2012 and the decision set a precedent that changed the law not only nationally but internationally.
The Love, Hope & Gratitude Foundation is the culmination of Glyn’s determination and compassion for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and homelessness. The foundation seeks to help victims in a variety of ways including counselling, advocacy and refuge accommodation for adults, children and pets. Glyn’s goal is to establish shelters for those who are vulnerable and most in need.
Glyn is at the forefront of raising community awareness and she speaks regularly to groups, clubs and organisations with an aim to educate and support all people regardless of colour, creed, gender, age or social standing.
Glyn strongly believes every single person deserves the right to feel safe, loved and supported and it is this belief which led her to found the Love, Hope & Gratitude Foundation in 2015.
Her commitment to ending abuse, conflict and family violence and homelessness through the education & empowerment of all people and communities is at the heart of what the foundation stands for.
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