The people who volunteered to tell their stories were identified through family violence networks. Their names have been changed to protect their privacy, except for Tremain and Lorri who have used their own names.

The contributors and artists met for the first time at the launch of the book in December 2008

Wellington author and journalist Jane Tolerton did the interviews and wrote them up

The stories are illustrated by:

  • Ruslan Idrisov (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Jordan Wisniewski (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Caley Wiki (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Olivia Coetzee (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Vanessa Morrison (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Zoe Fannin (Massey University)
  • Kirstyn Hatton (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Polina Outkina (Massey University)

The book and website have been designed by The Alchemist Design and Print