Disney star Olivia Stuck is using her personal experience to help empower women to avoid and escape domestic abuse in Calgary.

The 20-year-old, whose credits include TV shows Kirby BucketsGirl Meets World, and Good Luck Charlie, experienced abuse as a young actress in Hollywood.

“It’s something I’m open about, it’s something I’ve healed from,” she said. “We are not alone and I just want to connect.”