This is an emotional video to watch, made heavier by the presence of an enormous black eye on this Irish mom, Emma Murphy, who is calling for domestic abuse awareness.
The 26-year-old mother of two tells about the sad situation she found herself in with her abusive partner of three and a half years, Francis Usanga, a guy she thought was the love of her life.
As Emma talks about the need to bring awareness to domestic violence, their child plays oblivious in the background — it’s heartbreaking.
Emma admits that she was debating whether or not to post this video — essentially, if she hadn’t, her story would have gone untold and the violence would likely continue in her life.
She’s since left Francis, who allegedly claims he is “not a violent man,” in the aftermath of this video going viral. It’s a bold step for Emma to take, not something one does lightly or easily –especially when their are children involved — and we wish her all the best for taking the steps towards escaping her situation.
If you are in a domestic abuse situation, here is the number for a crisis line that can help: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).