A very powerful song and video but please be aware that the images portrayed might be triggering.
Nerrell Mengarda is a strong, brave and very talented friend of impact. Nerrell wrote to us today to share her story. Nerrell writes:
"Not a lot of people know this. But for a long time I was in an abusive relationship. Ever since I left, I wanted to share my story to let people know it's not your fault and all it takes is one person to support you: Bianca was that person for me.
I was just going to write a book I never expected it to become a song and a film clip which is an amazing and different way to tell my story.
It was very hard for me to leave but I couldn't keep living like that and Bianca wouldn't allow me to keep living like that. Bianca wrote a song called 'Betrayal'.
Betrayal comes in many forms from many different people. So people can relate to these lyrics, Bianca wanted to do a film clip but wanted it to be my story and show what I went through and how she helped me leave. The images you see in this clip and what the actors are acting out are real events of what happened to me.
The message I want to share with this clip is it's not your fault, you are not alone and all it takes is one person to give you the courage.
This clip has so many emotions attached to it: raw emotions that I felt on the day I left from fear, strength, confusion, courage, appreciation and freedom. We can always talk to someone. Friends, family, colleagues, support groups, charity organisations - never feel ashamed or embarrassed. Talking alone can make a big difference.
Please watch and share this clip. Help us spread our message and also the talent that is Bianca Modesti. Together we conquer.
We would love to hear your thoughts on the film clip. I want to thank Anna and Dan for believing in this clip and portraying it perfectly. Although it wasn't easy at times for them, they did a brilliant job in telling my story and I'm very grateful to them for that."wrote
Watch the video but please be aware that the images portrayed might be triggering:
BETRAYAL: one Melbourne woman's story
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