Madeleine Black has an unusual personal story which she uses to inspire and motivate others.  She chose to forgive the two men who gang raped her at thirteen years old and she shares her story for many reasons:

End the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence.

Enable others to find their voice, whatever their story is.

Encourage others to live their life courageously too.

Make people question their own thinking and mindset.

She wants to show how changing her mindset tapped into her resilience and transformed her life.

Ultimately inspire hope and show people that we are all so much stronger than we think we are. 

She wants people to know that it’s not what happens to us that is important but what we do with it.

Encourage others to see we can get past anything that happens to us in both our professionally &  personal life.

She wants to show how changing her mindset tapped into her resilience and transformed her life.

Ultimately inspire hope and show people that we are all so much stronger than we think we are. 

She wants people to know that it’s not what happens to us that is important but what we do with it.

Encourage others to see we can get past anything that happens to us in both our professionally &  personal life.

SEE MADELEINE IN ACTION

CLIENTS

Caspar Craven (Conference & Corporate Events Speaker)

‘Breath Taking. You could hear a pin drop when Madeleine talked. The insights, the strength, the courage, the wisdom. I defy you to listen to Madeleine and not come away with last memories that lift, inspire and encourage.’

Dr Mariya Ali - Former Deputy Minister of Health and Family, Maldives

‘The impact of Madeleine’s talks in the Maldives created a mini #metoo movement in the International Women Empowerment Events conference in July 2019.’

Mary Horan - Guidance Counsellor

‘There was absolute silence as we listened to every word.’

Barbara Clark (Organisational Development Consultant at CONNECT THREE)

‘Madeleine is an honest, inspirational speaker who gives a voice to those who need it. She really connects with the audience and commands the attention of everyone. It’s so motivational to see and hear someone turn their experiences into an opportunity to grow and help others.’

Charles Marcus (Ranked as one of the top 60 Motivational Speakers in the world)

‘Madeleine has an amazing but very personal and difficult story to share. She shares it courageously and with class. The audience that day in South Africa was impacted from the get-go. She had us with her every step of the way with her great storytelling and made a huge impact with everyone. An inspiring and proud human being in every sense. She will impact you on many levels and show you what true courage is all about.’

Caspar Craven (Conference & Corporate Events Speaker)

‘Breath Taking. You could hear a pin drop when Madeleine talked. The insights, the strength, the courage, the wisdom. I defy you to listen to Madeleine and not come away with last memories that lift, inspire and encourage.’

Dr Mariya Ali - Former Deputy Minister of Health and Family, Maldives

‘The impact of Madeleine’s talks in the Maldives created a mini #metoo movement in the International Women Empowerment Events conference in July 2019.’

Mary Horan - Guidance Counsellor

‘There was absolute silence as we listened to every word.’

Barbara Clark (Organisational Development Consultant at CONNECT THREE)

‘Madeleine is an honest, inspirational speaker who gives a voice to those who need it. She really connects with the audience and commands the attention of everyone. It’s so motivational to see and hear someone turn their experiences into an opportunity to grow and help others.’

Charles Marcus (Ranked as one of the top 60 Motivational Speakers in the world)

‘Madeleine has an amazing but very personal and difficult story to share. She shares it courageously and with class. The audience that day in South Africa was impacted from the get-go. She had us with her every step of the way with her great storytelling and made a huge impact with everyone. An inspiring and proud human being in every sense. She will impact you on many levels and show you what true courage is all about.’

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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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Posted @withregram • @dgnofficial_ The 25th of November was day 1 of #16DaysofActivism against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign that calls for advocacy, education & the elimination of violence against women & girls Here's an exerpt from our #AskAway episode with @madblack65 where she talks to us in depth about the campaign. Stay tuned for the full episode!------------------------madeleineblack.co.uk/www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism16dayscampaign.org/#OrangeTheWorld #16days #stopviolenceagainstwomen #stopviolence #domesticabuse #domesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness #violencesfaitesauxfemmes #feminism #violenzasulledonne ... See MoreSee Less
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1 in 3 women worldwide experience violence in their lifetime. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and every day, I stand against all forms of gender-based violenceViolence against women and girls is a human rights violation that’s been perpetuated for decades. It’s pervasive, but it’s not inevitable, unless we stay silent.Speak out, #OrangeTheWorld & break the cycle of abuse during #16Days of Activism! I will continue to speak out and share my story of sexual violence to end the shame, stigma and silence and to help others find their courage and voice too #OurActionsMatter #16daysofactivism #endgbv #16days #endvaw #metoo ... See MoreSee Less
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It took me years to find my voice to speak out being gang raped at 13, but now that I’ve found it I won’t be silent anymore and I will always believe survivors

https://madeleineblack.co.uk/whyididntreport

#OrangeTheWorld  #metoo  #16DaysofActivism #16Days  #endthesilence

@madblack65 I was 15 when this happened to me. Your description of disassociation is frighteningly familiar. I constantly question why women are so often assumed to be liars rather than victims of such extremities of abuse. Solidarity from one who knows, & 🙏 for your courage in speaking 💔

Tomorrow we are launching our #16Days16Places campaign as part of the wider #16DaysofAction2021

16 organisations across Glasgow have signed up to host our QR code posters - leading to our animations challenging misconceptions surrounding domestic abuse.

#16DaysofActivism2021

@madblack65 Thank you for speaking. It took a breakdown at 49 for me to start Because She Is, and to write my book "Press Pause" in order to share hope with survivors. Continue speaking. We need to come together in order to create change that truly provides HELP for survivors.

@madblack65 I'm eternally grateful for your voice. xxx

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