I am a mother, an award-winning author of the book Audacious Thriving Through Trauma. I am also a mentor, educator, and public speaker.I have experienced many types of traumas as a child and have successfully overcome them by working on myself and with the assistance of others. In 2008, I had stage 2 Hodkinson lymphoma which left me with a series of side effects that still affects me today. I am the only member of our family that had cancer and lived. Despite those challenges, I continue to persevere to fulfil my God-given assignment to assist others to heal from their adult childhood trauma.I am passionate and strive to empower others by educating them to heal and excel in all areas of their lives. In the future, I plan to mentor teenagers to assist them to release the pains of their childhood trauma, be healed, and excel in their adult life.
So I decided I wanted to write 60 poems to celebrate my big birthday in 2020. This would show boldness from my perspective whilst battling with past and present traumas. As I wrote away, I was emptying my thoughts on paper, in words that I wanted to use, in the style that suited me. The many hurts and pains that others had inflicted upon me and how I allowed the words and looks of others to inflict me, impacting many hurts and pains unto myself… my words flowed like a muddy river. Suddenly, I became stuck on poem 40. I thought to myself, “I don’t know what else to write”, I have squeezed out everything to do with most of my life hurts stemming from not having a mother figure.
Then it dawned on me through the Holy Spirit, write 20 poems of women who have helped and inspired me to get to this stage, and who are also mothers or mother figures themselves.
I began listening to women whom I knew have experienced traumatic encounters. This is not because they all shared their trauma with me, I just know most people have had some form of traumatic experience… some deep emotions they have never shared. I admired them for still moving on to spite it leaving them with scars. The list of women was very long. Therefore, I finally decided to go with the first 20 women that came to my mind and use an acrostic style of poetry which consists of the use of the letters of the women’s first names to describe how I perceived them as mothers, and mother figures to me and to others.
To give the reader an understanding of how these women affected my life no matter how large or small, I wrote an annex (which was suggested by my project manager) to accompany the poems of each woman. I also wanted the reader to feel, experience my gratitude for each woman so that they believed they personally knew each woman. So I wrote how I met them and esteemed their strengths and left words of encouragement so that they keep being who they are, and go beyond where they are now to who they could become in the future.
At the same time as writing about these women, I had started a course on how to write a book, the title “Audacious”. The word Audacious had been with me for a year and wouldn’t leave my spirit. I had written Audacious in different places as I knew it accommodated who I was, who I had become, who I always will be. I had become a woman that on many occasions thrived through trauma. However, whilst on the book writing course I kept “Audacious” to myself as I didn’t want to reveal every detail of the title whilst on the course because I wanted to leave an element of surprise for when it was released. Therefore instead of Audacious, I used Thriving Through Trauma which is the subtitle. I publicly released the full title on social media a few days after completing the book writing course.
After the course ended, I came into full recognition that if writing was helping me, then this book could also assist others to begin their journey to be healed and begin to function in who they are meant to be. This would only take place at the right time and in the right season and only if they won’t change. For change to happen, one must want it so much, that one will do something positive to make it happen.
Therefore, my desire is for every woman or even man (yes men can be assisted with this book) who reads this book will be Audacious, step out of the place of comfort, step into their fear (for a short time), overcome the fear and learn something new, or rediscover the hidden gem and grow. Finally and most importantly, finding the wealth of peace that many are looking for and to help them grow.
This programme is for you if you’ve suffered trauma but still able to operate a normal life, however you know you are stuck. I use three different methods to help you heal. Through a free call I will identify which method will suit you best.
This is for you if you struggle to express yourself. We will work together to help you find a solution that will help you to heal by removing the trauma layer by layer.
Narrative writing and voice activation
Through narrative writing a and voice activation we will work together for seven weeks.
Exploring art we will unpack your emotions, to heal and be restored activating a lifelong road map. Looking a colours shapes, items and much more which will help you to heal from that place of trauma to a wealthy mind.