Love Island's Malin Andersson, has announced she has been invited by government officials to be involved with the Queen's Speech this year. Her invitation stems from her tireless work surrounding domestic abuse.
The motivational speaker has campaigned on the issue over several years and has been very open online about her own experiences with domestic violence. She took to Instagram to share the exciting news and wrote in a post last night, 'Guys! I can't believe I've been asked by No.10 Downing St. to be part of the Queen's Speech in relation to my advocacy for domestic abuse.'
The Queen's Speech is the speech that the Queen typically reads out in the Lords Chamber to mark the State Opening of Parliament - highlighting the start of the formal parliamentary year. This year's annual speech is set to be held on 10 May.
The speech is written by officials and outlines the government's agenda for the new session. It also typically outlines the government's proposed policies and legislations they intend to pursue for the upcoming year. Bills that have not progressed from the previous session are also able to be carried over.
In 2019, Malin shared a devastating photo of her bruised arm on Instagram to mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and has continued to speak about abuse within her past relationship. Her ex, Tom Kemp, was jailed in 2020 after admitting that he abused her. Malin suffered broken bones and bruising from the terrifying assault.
The former Islander previously revealed that the psychological impact of being abused is 'horrible', and stated she has 'flashbacks' and post-traumatic stress disorder. Malin also featured on Grazia's Life Advice Podcast, and opened up about losing both her mum and newborn baby daughter while trapped in an abusive relationship.
She also goes into further detail about her experiences in her book, Positivity Is Our Superpower, which was released last month. The self-help book features advice on how she 'overcame past traumas and found healing.' She hopes it ultimately helps readers 'turn setbacks into strengths.'
Malin appeared on series two of Love Island in 2016, just before the ITV show hit global popularity. The reality star's raw and poignant social media posts on real life issues from miscarriage to body issues have made her a fan favourite.