This guest post is all about the wonderful Jennifer Gilmour – a local blogger, domestic violence surviver and advocate for victims. I feel truly blessed to regard her as a friend and it felt only right to celebrate and share the amazing work she is doing; turning her horrific experiences into something helpful and supportive for others. Keep reading…
Hull Domestic Abuse Survivor Shortlisted for “Social Media for Good” European Award.
Jennifer Gilmour is a domestic abuse survivor and has been shortlisted for an award with The UK & European Social Media Marketing Awards 2019. The award Jennifer is shortlisted for recognises using social media for good. The Social Media Marketing awards recognise the best campaigns, individuals and tools in Social Media Marketing.
Jennifer is an author and advocate for women in abusive relationships, using her own experiences of domestic abuse as a catalyst to bring awareness and to help others. Jennifer has published two publications, Isolation Junction and Clipped Wings which have both been Amazon Best Sellers and received awards. Jennifer speaks at events across the UK and continues to raise awareness through her blog posts, public speaking, radio interviews and social media.
Jennifer has listened to her readers and has grown a digital community to support discussions around domestic abuse online. Starting with her Twitter Chat which opened late 2017 #AbuseTalk, this developed into an online forum in 2018. This year Jennifer launched a series of interviews with those in the sector and gives followers the opportunity to ask burning questions.
Jennifer says: “I would have never imagined that I would be shortlisted for an award in the social media industry. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for social media and the connections I have made. The people I have helped along the way and the support others have given me is something I could never foreseen. I am thrilled to have been shortlisted and look forward to the awards next month”.
The awards take place on the 14th October in London at Cafe De Paris, the awards happen to have fallen within Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jennifer will be using the different social media platforms throughout the month to bring awareness to domestic abuse, last year she hosted an Instagram Challenge which offered positivity throughout the month. This year she will be doing a series of Facebook Live’s talking about loneliness after abuse, support, recovery and healthy relationships. As well as speaking at different events in the UK.
Jennifer says: “Together we are Louder”.
You can find Jennifer using @JenLGilmour on social media platforms.