Yvonne Ellis

 

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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 fact 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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FOCUS 2017

Happy New Year! As we all already know this is the time of year where people make resolutions for all sorts of things. Whether it is breaking bad habits, losing weight or achieving new personal goals the New Year signifies an opportunity to start afresh with a clean slate. Personally, I have never been one [...]

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Reflection

As 2016 nears to an end I thought it would be a good idea to look back on my year. I have shared with you in previous posts, that I have kept journals over the last twenty years of my life; the struggles, trials, growth and personal victories. My journey has never been easy or [...]

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As I Am

I remember as a child reading the story ‘the ugly duckling’ by Danish Poet and Author Hans Christian Anderson. It tells the tale of a duckling born different to the other ducklings and because of that suffered abuse and isolation. I always found the story such a fascinating tale and as I recently came across [...]

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