A 27 year old domestic violence advocate and mother to her 2 children, Emma will speak about how in July 2015 she used social media to break the silence around her experience of domestic violence to spectacular effect. In her YouTube video sitting on her stairs with a black eye, crying, her little boy in the background, Emma was determined to escape the torture her partner subjected her to. What she did not anticipate that day was that her decision to broadcast that video would also break through the silence and stigma used to keep domestic violence part of our culture. Emma’s Video has been viewed over 40 million times right around the world and engaged her in a conversation that began her new life as a advocate. Emma is currently being filmed for a documentary about how she is discovering her role as a domestic violence advocate, she has spoken at a number of conferences in Ireland and she has spoken at the Third World Women’s Conference in The Netherlands in 2015.