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15: Starchild with Michaela Foster Marsh

by | Dec 2, 2020

Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
15: Starchild with Michaela Foster Marsh

I discovered that my guest today not only lives in Glasgow but just around the corner from me too!  I really enjoyed our interview, we  had a great connection and felt like I had known her forever.

Her story is remarkable and one of many losses but also of synchronicities and hope

Michaela Foster Marsh is an acclaimed musician with three albums to her credit. Her work has appeared in television and film. She has been invited to sing at the Monaco International Film Festival, the Cannes International Film Festival, and for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. 

Michaela is the founder and Executive Director of Starchild Charity, which works primarily with vulnerable children and women. Starchild Charity recently built a School for Creative Arts in Vvumba, Uganda. In 2017, she was a finalist for Scotswoman of the Year by the Evening Times and has received a Prime Minister’s award for her work in Uganda. 

Michaela has published her memoir “Starchild”, about her life with her adopted brother Frankie and her journey to learn more about Frankie after his tragic death by finding his birth family in Uganda.

Some key points from our interview:
* Hoe she's a great believer of using positive affirmations to remind herself how good she is especially when things are tough
* How she recognises that both the life and death of her adopted brother Frankie have shaped her life
* How she has used creative writing and song writing as therapy as it helps to tease out her own sorrows
* How she understands through her many losses that love never dies and the thread of that love continues beyond the grave
* How she has created a living legacy in her brother's name with the schools she has set up in Uganda
* How she believes there is a star in every child

"I've had to heal, transform and transcend a number of times in my life" – Michaela Foster Marsh

You can find out more about Michaela here:

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"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features  individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.

Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.

She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.

You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken,  from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/
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