Madeleine in the Media


If anyone had told me a few years ago that one day I would be giving radio and TV interviews, speaking publicly or writing a book; I would never have believed them.  But after sharing my story publicly for the first time in September 2014 I realised that my voice and words are now my strength and I will continue to speak out against sexual violence for all those who can’t find their voice yet.

I want people to know that they are not what happened to them, that its never too late to get support and that they can heal from sexual violence and transform their pain into something positive.

My aim is that by sharing my story it inspires hope for other people to understand that if we choose to we can get past anything in life.  After all it’s not what happens to us that is important but what we do with it.

Videos & Interviews

Radio & Recorded Talks

Guest Web/Blog Articles

Story published on The Forgiveness Project Website

The Forgiveness Project book released which includes Madeleine’s story.

Guest Blog for Emily J Hook (The Forgiveness Academy)

Guest Blog for Female First


Find Madeleine on Social

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! #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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The book fairy is on her travels and made a book drop this morning at Victoria StationWonder who will find this copy? 📚 🧚🏼‍♀️💚#ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairies #bookdrop #book #booklove #bookstagram #memoir #truestory #Unbroken ... 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

#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.


@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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