Yvonne Ellis

 

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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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THE GIFT

To find your voice is to find your strength It gives power to your soul, to tell the story of your journey No one can steal or take it away It is your weapon to fight the lies It is your shield to protect you from further harm   There was a time when I [...]

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THE MARATHON

It is easy to assume because you survived through the initial brutal battlefield of childhood abuse that once you become of age, the road to healing suddenly becomes plain sailing, but nothing could be further from the truth.  In my experience I have found the challenge of overcoming my past a continuous journey of deliberate [...]

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ABUSE TAG – POEM

It happened to me but it is not my identity It was my past but it is not my present or my future I was a product of its effects, but it only served to strengthen and build my character It is a chapter in my life not my whole life story   People used [...]

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BLOGGER BIRTHDAY!

This is a very special month for me. February 2016 marked a turn in my life, a decision I decided to make to commit my time, energy and thoughts to sharing my knowledge with the world. I did not think in this particular area I could consistently produce what was required to enrich and empower [...]

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