Child abuse survivor Ken Mcilwain shared his confronting and powerful story on Network Ten’s The Project in 2016, and it was dubbed ‘The Interview that shocked Australia!’. Waves of heartbreak and compassion were felt around Australia as Kenny gravely disclosed how he tried to end his own life after being repeatedly raped as a Navy apprentice in the early 1970s.

No Defence is the inspirational, heartfelt memoir of one man’s extraordinary courage and determination to overcome appalling childhood abuse to create a life for himself full of personal achievement, love, generosity, incredible physical challenges and amazing feats of ultra-endurance.

But for Kenny, the biggest challenge of all was sharing his long-held secret and finally speaking up – and then to make those who so profoundly failed him accountable for their heinous and indefensible actions.

It took 38 years.

It is time for the world to know.


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