No more shame – my TEDx

If anybody told me that one day, I would be standing on the famous TEDx red dot in front of an audience of 2000 people to share my most intimate details of being gang raped as a thirteen-year-old, I would never have believed it But on June 14th, with a talk titled “Unbroken – Speaking the Unspeakable” that’s exactly what I did! For many years I was silenced by my own shame of being gang raped as I wrongly assumed that if people found out that they would be disgusted, look at me differently and not want to associate with me anymore. […]

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#10YearChallenge

I’m sure you’ve seen this challenge all over Social Media at the moment. You know the one where people are sharing what they looked like 10 years ago compared to now.  Well, it had me thinking how different I was then to how I am now. You see, ten years ago I hadn’t “come out” yet publicly about being raped because I was still so concerned about what other people would think.   I wrongly assumed that people would see me how I saw myself for years.  That I was damaged goods, worthless and contaminated.   I was still consumed […]

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