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

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.➡️[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

Thank you!! 🎧🎙🙏

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.

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?....

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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

Welcome to "Unbroken" The Podcast.Healing Through Storytelling.** Contains frank descriptions of hatred and ideologically based violence, which may be disturbing to some listeners**#unbrokenthepodcastYou will learn the incredible power of choice- in even the most...


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