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


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Madeleine Black Speaker & Author

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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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#whyididntreport because I was so ashamed and felt quilty after I was gang raped at 13

Now I understand that was my shame/trauma speaking to me

It’s taken me a long time to find my voice but I WON’T be silent anymore

#nomoreshame #metoo

@madblack65 Thank you! Your story will help so many young girls and women.

@madblack65 I'm so happy for you and to share this message. Survivors deserve to experience real happiness and trust in a loving relationship, if they choose. Being gentle and willing to improve my own issues is part of becoming #traumainformed #healingispossible #lifeafterrape #love m...y

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