Posted November 16, 2019 08:33:42A long-time beauty blogger and author who is in her 50s, Rachel Putes is in the middle of a tough time with her husband, who she says has “taken everything I have.”
She is working as an author, travel blogger and self-help advocate, but her health is failing and her life is a “ticking time bomb”.
Rachel Pipes was born in Perth in 1952, but grew up in Tasmania and went on to marry in the 1980s.
Her first book, The Art of Living with Children, was published in 1996, but she has since released four other books, including The Art and the Love of Beauty, which was made into a movie starring Helen Mirren.
In 2016, she became an Australian Ambassador to New Zealand and a spokesperson for the International Women’s Day movement, helping raise awareness of domestic violence and child sexual abuse.
Her husband, Tim Pipes, is the father of four children.
“I’ve got three kids, two girls and a boy,” Ms Pipes told the ABC.
“We’re not really together that much, but we have been married for 20 years and have three kids together.”
He takes everything, everything he has, he’s been here for over 30 years.
“So I’ve got him working for me, I’ve taken all of my stuff with him and it’s been really difficult.”
She has had several surgeries, including the operation to remove a tumour in her liver, and said she was worried about the future of her health.
“What happens when I’m not doing my job, what happens when they’re not doing their job, you can’t really say how bad things are,” she said.
The ABC’s Katherine Fenton attended a panel on domestic violence in Tasmania on Saturday, and she was shocked by how many women she met had experienced abuse.””
It’s got to be put off until the worst case scenario.”
The ABC’s Katherine Fenton attended a panel on domestic violence in Tasmania on Saturday, and she was shocked by how many women she met had experienced abuse.
“If there is one thing that I’ve learned, it’s to just put it behind you, just move on,” she told the panel.
“There are things you can do to not get caught in the cycle of abuse, but you can still have a life and live your own life.”
She also said there were many women who were suffering from “misunderstandings” about domestic violence, but there were still people who were not speaking out about it.
The Women’s Refuge in Hobart has become a safe space for women to talk about abuse.”
They just don’t know what to do.”
The Women’s Refuge in Hobart has become a safe space for women to talk about abuse.
Rachel Putes said she knew it was something she wanted to share, but had not had the courage to share.
“Because of the media, the people who have written about it and talked about it, it has been quite hard for me to come out, it really has,” she admitted.
“But I know that I’m doing the right thing by my family and my community and that is what I’m fighting for.”
My whole life, I have been fighting for it, and now I’m finally able to share that with the world.
“The women who have been hurt have to be heard, I’m trying to do what I can for them, but I just want to say, ‘I’m alive, I love you, and I’ll never be able to live with myself, ever’.”
Ms Putes has written a book, titled The Art, the Love and the Life of Beauty for which she is hoping to raise $1 million.
She is also currently working on a book called The Art: The Way to Happiness, which is about her experiences as a woman of colour.
She said she wanted the public to be able learn about what domestic violence was like for women and that she was a victim herself.
“That is something that I wanted to tell the women and I wanted them to be empowered, and that’s what this book is about,” she explained.
I have been through it, I had my family murdered, I am still dealing with it, my partner still is dealing with this and I have a family to feed.”