Flyer aims to inspire survivors of abuse

Lifting off from Albion Park airport on Sunday, Marie Louise will spend the next month lifting the veil of silence around abuse victims.

Ms Louise, a former Wollongong local, will fly a RV6 light aircraft from the Illawarra to Western Australia and back through 30 stops along the way, speaking at schools and community centres to share the work of abuse organisations White Ribbon and Braveheart.

"They are fabulous organisations, empowering abuse victims on their own worth and doing incredible work," Ms Louise said.

"It's lifting the silence of abuse. It has this ripple effect, not just on the victim themselves but to their children, parents or other family members."

Ms Louise will speak in Broken Hill, Uluru and places in between. She said it was important victims did not hide from what had happened to them.

"It's about bringing this all to the surface, getting people to speak and see something different in their future," she said.

Ms Louise is collecting donations, and blogging about her experiences. More information is at

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