Yvonne Ellis

 

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THE POWER OF JOURNALING

Over the last 20 years, I have kept diaries that I journal in as a way of gathering my thoughts and to reflect on my progression through life. The power of journaling has brought great benefits to my life and has helped me overcome many challenges left behind in the aftermath of sexual abuse.    […]

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VULNERABLE

In January this year, I had the pleasure of writing a guest blog for Dawn Warwick, Director of Wandsworth Children Services. This blog piece was circulated to my ex-colleagues in children services and the feedback I received was really encouraging. Dawn asked me to share my insight and perspective on Child Sexual Exploitation as I […]

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TRUTH AND DARE

On the evening of Thursday 8th February at 8.00pm, I received a text informing me that my Tedx talk had been released on youtube. I was surprised, shocked and nervous with anticipation all at the same time. As my Husband and I opened the link to watch my talk again I started to cry. Not […]

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EMPOWER 5

As we come to the end of a new month in a new year, I wanted to share with you 5 things that has helped me become the woman I am today, and that I also believe can empower you on your journey to healing. Finding your voice Finding your voice is key to breaking […]

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2017…JOURNEY OF SUCCESS

I always like to finish my blog each year on a positive note. Whilst it is important to continue to raise awareness of sexual abuse and its after effects, I also believe it is important as an ex- survivor to share with you how I have not allowed my past experience of sexual abuse to […]

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THE JOURNEY OF THE MESSAGE

As an inspirational speaker, I have been sharing with audiences since June 2010 my experience of being sexually abused as a child and how it has affected my life. I have had the honour of being a part of some amazing discussions, and also heard heartbreaking stories of pain and survival. It is not unusual […]

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NOTHING CAN DIM THE LIGHT THAT SHINES WITHIN- FEATURE ON CEO OF WANDSWORTH BLOG

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Martin, CEO of Wandsworth and Richmond Council. It was an informative meeting, and I was able to share my experience of being a former looked after child in Wandsworth and my journey as a survivor of sexual abuse. Paul wrote a blog (he is an avid […]

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GOODBYE

I remember the first time I had to say a difficult goodbye. It was the day the social workers came to take me into government care at thirteen years old, after I disclosed my Father was sexually abusing me. They came and explained why they were there, and gave me ten minutes to pack some […]

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DON’T GIVE UP

At the beginning of the year I wrote about the importance of setting goals and having something positive to focus on. I have found this to be of the upmost importance in helping me to envision a life past abuse and it is one of the key things that has helped me not only reclaim […]

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THANKFULNESS

Because of personal challenges and the injustice I experienced, for a long time I was angry and unappreciative about my life. I did not care about the fact that I was still here; rather I was upset about the way I was still here. Lets face facts. There is nothing I can do to alter or […]

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