Yvonne Ellis

 

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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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COURAGE

Last Saturday I shared my story of childhood sexual abuse and gave my testimony of how I was able to recover from its effects on the streets of Brixton. It was an amazing experience; I believe God has been preparing me for a long time to do this, because in my own strength, of my […]

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