‘It’s not what happens to us that is important, but what we do with what happens to us and if we choose to, we can get past anything that happens to us in life.’   

 – MADELEINE BLACK 

In these unprecedented times we face many challenges. Like many of you, I am finding new and innovative ways of working remotely to continue to motivate and inspire others in finding their resilience, strength and growing though adversity. Please get in touch with any enquiries.

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

Madeleine has an unusual personal story which she uses to inspire and motivate others. A deeply moving and empowering story, as she discovers that life is about how a person chooses to recover from adversity.  We are not defined by what knocks us down – we are defined by how we get back up.

Violently gang raped when she was thirteen years old, and raped three more times before the age of eighteen, Madeleine has experienced more trauma in her life than most ever will. Living in a state of shock and self-loathing, it took her years of struggle to confront the buried memories of that first attack and begin to undo the damage it wrought, as men continued to take advantage of her fragility in the worst possible way.

Yet, after growing up with a burden no teenager should ever have to shoulder, she found the heart to carry out the best revenge plan of all; leading a fulfilling and happy life.  For Madeleine, forgiveness was the key.  True forgiveness takes genuine effort.  It takes a real desire to understand those who have done us so much harm.  It is the ultimate act of courage.

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Keynote Speaker

An experienced Keynote Speaker, Madeleine has an unusual personal story which she uses to inspire & motivate others.

The Book

In Unbroken, Madeleine tells her deeply moving and empowering story, as she discovers that life is about how a person chooses to recover from adversity.

TEDx

At TEDx in Glasgow, Madeleine shared her personal and moving story to shatter the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence.

Landi Jac (Business Strategist)

‘For our most recent international event in Namibia, we appointed Madeleine Black as the closing keynote to our conference, knowing she will help our audience to reconnect with their hearts. The power with which she spoke and the message about courage that she delivered got her a standing ovation and far exceeded my expectations. Madeleine clearly lives her values, understand how to create boundaries and is the face of hope.’

Eksteen de Waal (CEO of Exponentially Me)

‘Powerful, impactful and courageous. Madeleine does not leave a single person unmoved. With her vivid keynote and take always she inspires the audience to act.’

Matt Wallace (Helping HR managers)

‘Madeleine presented at the Life Through a Lens event in Inverness and it was incredible. Her story showed how one event can shape an entire life and affect our core beliefs. She was raw, full of passion about her subject and hooked you from start to finish to teach valuable lessons.’

Karen Tui Boyes (Champion for lifelong learning)

‘From the moment she took the stage, I was captivated by her presence, story and powerful message. Most of all I was moved by her grace, heart and courage in which she told her challenging story. Her words have stayed with me and made a positive impact on my life.’

Landi Jac (Business Strategist)

‘For our most recent international event in Namibia, we appointed Madeleine Black as the closing keynote to our conference, knowing she will help our audience to reconnect with their hearts. The power with which she spoke and the message about courage that she delivered got her a standing ovation and far exceeded my expectations. Madeleine clearly lives her values, understand how to create boundaries and is the face of hope.’

Eksteen de Waal (CEO of Exponentially Me)

‘Powerful, impactful and courageous. Madeleine does not leave a single person unmoved. With her vivid keynote and take always she inspires the audience to act.’

Matt Wallace (Helping HR managers)

‘Madeleine presented at the Life Through a Lens event in Inverness and it was incredible. Her story showed how one event can shape an entire life and affect our core beliefs. She was raw, full of passion about her subject and hooked you from start to finish to teach valuable lessons.’

Karen Tui Boyes (Champion for lifelong learning)

‘From the moment she took the stage, I was captivated by her presence, story and powerful message. Most of all I was moved by her grace, heart and courage in which she told her challenging story. Her words have stayed with me and made a positive impact on my life.’

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Unbroken – The Podcast with Madeleine Black

I'm so excited to announce that I'm going to start my own podcast soon called "Unbroken - The Podcast with Madeleine Black" Through my journey, I have come across extraordinary people that have triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back, but forward. By...

“Unbroken” | Episode 1| Mike Haines| Standing Against Hate

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Kindness

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UNBROKEN – THE BOOK

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Unbroken is Madeleine’s memoir and tells her story of being gang raped at thirteen by two American teenagers in the late 1970’s.  It follows her journey of survival, healing, forgiveness, transformation and hope.

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Avoiding walking home in the dark? Taking the long way around because it’s ‘safer’? ‘Text me when you get home?’ More street lighting? Carrying safety alarms? Violence against women and girls will not be solved at the click of a button.Sabina Nessa was just minutes away from her home. She deserved to walk the streets without fear, without danger, and with the promise that she’ll make it home safe.But yet, women continue to feel unsafe on the streets. Women continue to feel unsafe in their own homes. And women continue to feel worried for the safety of their friends, sisters, daughters and mums.Women should not have to endlessly think of ways to manage their safety. We have been doing this all our lives.We are tired.We’ve said it before, and we will say it again. Violence against women and girls is a grave issue, deep-rooted in societal attitudes towards women. We will continue to support and campaign for women’s safety, but we need to see a whole system approach to challenge and destroy sexism, misogyny and discrimination.➡️ www.womensaid.org.uk/saysabinasname-womens-aid-call-for-justice/#SaySabinasName[Image description: White writing on a teal background reads: 'Women should not have to endlessly think of ways to manage their safety. We have been doing this all our lives. We are tired'. The Women's Aid logo is at the bottom.] ... See MoreSee Less
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We read out the names of the women killed by men in 2021

There were a lot of names

#retford #sayhername

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My Podcast of the Week is The Tartan Noir Show (@TBLTartanNoir), hosted by the knowledgeable @Theresa_Talbot. It's crucial listening for anyone who loves Scottish crime fiction. In today's @thetimesscot's splendid Alba supplement.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/podcast-of-the-week-the-tartan-noir-show-rw8qpm8wp

Dangerous child sex offender, jailed for 28 months in 2019.
Released early.
Re-offends, child sex offences.
Sentenced again, this time twelve months.
This is our judicial system.
Anyone else feeling afraid?....
#sexualabuse
#longersentences
@madblack65
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/crime/raunds-paedophile-back-behind-bars-over-vile-child-abuse-pictures-3356210%3famp

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