Emily Florence Hutchings, Trustee

After graduating with a BA in Performing Arts (First Class Hons), her career began using her creativity and interpersonal skills to tutor English to disadvantaged children and to teach Drama to adults with disabilities. Emily is an actress, campaigner against domestic violence, and a recently qualified teacher of English, as trained by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. She is now currently studying a Masters in Applied Theatre: Drama in Educational, Community, and Social Contexts at Goldsmiths University College. Her goal is to set up a social enterprise which facilitates theatre and script-based workshops with both women who have gone through abusive relationships and/or the criminal and civil justice system, and with young people in schools and other settings in order to explore developing healthy relationships. Having had personal experience of abuse and benefited from many of Women’s Aid services, she is thrilled to have joined the Board of Trustees and looks forward to using her experience to improve and implement services for others so as to empower more women to be in the relationships they deserve.