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It is two year ago now since I left that awful life behind.


I first began writing about my experience with domestic violence and addiction the first few weeks after I left. Sifting through old emails and text messages to try and put all my memories in some sort of order. It was only after advice from my psychologist, who told me that writing is a therapeutic way to process trauma, that I began to think about writing a memoir.


The rest, so they say, is history.

It isn’t easy to stand up in front of the world and speak your truth, but if doing so can clear an easier path for others to do the same, then it is well worth it.

I am now living peacefully in my hometown, and I continue to get better every day. I am an advocate for domestic abuse, and working towards creating a bright future for myself, despite the ongoing symptoms of trauma.


"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become."

- Carl Jung 


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