Hollie Smith has written a song to help domestic violence victims

Music 17/11/2016

One of New Zealand's top singers Hollie Smith has written and recorded a song to help those affected by domestic violence.

It is written for those abused, beaten and manipulated by their partners and hopes to inspire them and give them strength and support.

She drew on her personal experience of helping a friend out of an abusive relationship to write this song and says it was a reality check.

She helped her friend write an action plan and got out. She hopes her song will now help other victims.