Hope in the future

 

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CHOOSE LIFE!

My new book Choose life was released yesterday and I am so excited to reveal it. Choose life is an awareness and empowerment practical self-help workbook for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I wrote this book for a number of reasons.   During my journey to healing from sexual abuse, I only came across a […]

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CHRISTMAS ~ 3 TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

I always use to find the Christmas period quite challenging. It stemmed back from my childhood. As a child pre-abuse I loved Christmas but once the abuse started I found it daunting because it meant spending more time at home because of the school holidays. As time has gone on I have learned over the […]

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CONVERSATION BREAKS DOWN PERCEPTION

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being invited as a guest on Starr radio show ‘black women talking’. Roz, the presenter of the show was most welcoming and we talked for over an hour about my experience of sexual abuse, my journey to healing from the trauma and some of the challenges faced by […]

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IT STARTED HERE

This month the Daughter Arise support group turned 4 years old. When I started this group back in October 2014 it was the first of its kind in South London specifically set up for survivors of sexual abuse. Back in 1994 when I came out of government care at 17 years old, there was no […]

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DISCLOSURE ~ A PROFESSIONALS INSIGHT

In this blog post, Niki Fayase ex- Training Manager for Mosac, a charity that supports non-abusing parents and carers of sexually abused children, shares her insight on the impact and challenges faced on disclosure. Niki also talks about the work of Mosac and why support and understanding are needed for those faced with the shocking revelation […]

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7 YEARS

Daughter Arise recently turned 7 years old on Wednesday 11th July and to celebrate we had a special themed support group called ‘reclaim your power’. It was such an empowering session; we shared food, stories of our own self-empowerment and our guest session leader Chrissy Kelly of Fabulous thinking led us in a powerful poetry […]

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THE OPPORTUNITY

Larry Nassar, ex U.S.A National and Olympic team physician was convicted on ten counts of sexually abusing minors. The damage that he inflicted upon the survivors and their families lives are immeasurable, but his reign of degrading terror come to an end thanks to a courageous young lady who saw an opportunity to speak out. […]

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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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