by Founder, Beth Warmington
Landlark is the name of my family house. It's where I grew up with my brother and sister, where my mum still lives today and where I now take my own kids. It has always been and remains one of the safest places in the world to me.
It remained that safe place when as a teenager my first boyfriend subjected me to over a year of physical and emotional violence and abuse which has shaped and defined me ever since. It has carved out what I stand for, and what I will no longer stand for.
I wish I could say that what happened to me was unusual, not a common occurrence. Unfortunately, that is just not the case. Figures on a national and global scale tell us just how common my story and many others are. When I speak to friends, it is more unusual to come across one of them who has not experienced harassment or abuse in some form.
Landlark represents a safe space with an aspiration that one day all spaces will be safe ones.