Author, advocate, spoken-word poet and speaker, Carrie Bailee is transforming the way the ‘victim story’ is told. By giving voice to her lived experience of trauma and abuse, Carrie provides hope, humour, honesty and inspiration through her writing, her speaking and her performing. By coming forward with her story, she is helping others step out of their shame and isolation and back into living a life with passion and purpose.
Carrie Bailee fled Canada and came to Australia when she was twenty. Once here she was assisted by a number of Australian women, and was ultimately encouraged to apply for refugee status in order to stay in this country. So began her battle to be granted asylum in Australia. Carrie stood before the Refugee Review Tribunal and revealed the dark underbelly of child sexual abuse and organised crime rings in our privileged, first-world neighbourhoods. This is the story of one young woman’s heroic journey to survive, escape and soar above her shocking childhood experiences, and her powerful struggle for freedom and a beautiful life in Australia
‘Moving, inspirational … Unforgettable! A compelling story of hope. I urge you to read this book.’ – Sigrid Thornton
She courageously recounts the dark memories of her childhood, but more importantly, focuses on her inspiring escape and desire to help others in similar situations rise
up. Violence against women and children has become
an epidemic of global proportion and continues to rise.
With a beautifully poignant and inspiring style, Bailee unashamedly pulls back the curtain on a hidden and
often silenced world of abuse.
Hagar works with women and children who have survived trafficking and severe human rights abuse in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam. We stay focused on the individual and do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to restore life in all its fullness.
The Project targets young women aged 12 – 25 years old vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation. A community based open-door centre with ‘wrap-around’ flexible outreach support and community services. We provide a safe place for young women to partake in group work initiatives.
The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) provides services within the Southern Metropolitan Region to children and adults, both female and male, who have been sexually assaulted.