“I remember wishing they would kill me to make it all end.”

 It takes courage to speak the unspeakable.

But for many years, Madeleine Black felt too afraid and too ashamed to utter a word of what happened to her.

Violently attacked at the age of thirteen, her story is one of pain – but also of healing, resilience and forgiveness.

Madeleine uses her personal and moving story to shatter the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence

And to show us that it’s not the events in our life that define us, but by how we choose to reclaim our lives after them.

How we become unbroken.

Through her words, Madeleine hopes to help others find the courage to speak up, whatever their story in order to live their life fully.

David Taylor (NHS Education for Scotland)

‘I heard Madeleine speak at TEDx in Glasgow this year. What a powerful story of strength, love and rebirth through the connection of compassion for herself and others. Truly inspirational.’

Kirsteen Glen (Consultant Communications and Marketing Specialist)

‘I heard Madeleine speak at the TEDx Glasgow event. As you would expect, the speakers were all excellent, but Madeleine’s speech is the one I continue to recall, and reflect upon, and I suspect I will for years to come. There were 2k+ in the audience and within a few moments, you could hear a pin drop. The atmosphere was electric. Her story is powerful. Important. Emotional. It’s one that we all need to hear. Her delivery is incredible. And the messages will stay with you for a long time to come.’

James Brewster (Risk Consultant)

‘Someone well worth listening to. Winner of my ‘Best talk of the day at TEDxGlasgow2019′ Award. Harrowing but a powerful message.’

Ralitsa Sindher(Events & Marketing Officer at SIE)

‘I heard Madeleine speaking at TEDx Glasgow, the most memorable talk of all. An incredibly powerful story, that motivates people to continue living their best lives no matter what. Such a strong and inspiring woman!’

Wendy Chalmers Mill (Humanology Expert)

I heard Madeleine speak at Glasgow TEDx, wow what an authentic, brave and inspirational speaker she is. I found her story both harrowing and enlightening both at the same time!’

David Taylor (NHS Education for Scotland)

‘I heard Madeleine speak at TEDx in Glasgow this year. What a powerful story of strength, love and rebirth through the connection of compassion for herself and others. Truly inspirational.’

Kirsteen Glen (Consultant Communications and Marketing Specialist)

‘I heard Madeleine speak at the TEDx Glasgow event. As you would expect, the speakers were all excellent, but Madeleine’s speech is the one I continue to recall, and reflect upon, and I suspect I will for years to come. There were 2k+ in the audience and within a few moments, you could hear a pin drop. The atmosphere was electric. Her story is powerful. Important. Emotional. It’s one that we all need to hear. Her delivery is incredible. And the messages will stay with you for a long time to come.’

James Brewster (Risk Consultant)

‘Someone well worth listening to. Winner of my ‘Best talk of the day at TEDxGlasgow2019′ Award. Harrowing but a powerful message.’

Ralitsa Sindher(Events & Marketing Officer at SIE)

‘I heard Madeleine speaking at TEDx Glasgow, the most memorable talk of all. An incredibly powerful story, that motivates people to continue living their best lives no matter what. Such a strong and inspiring woman!’

Wendy Chalmers Mill (Humanology Expert)

I heard Madeleine speak at Glasgow TEDx, wow what an authentic, brave and inspirational speaker she is. I found her story both harrowing and enlightening both at the same time!’

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Keynote Speaker

An experienced Keynote Speaker, Madeleine has an unusual personal story which she uses to inspire & motivate others.

The Book

In Unbroken, Madeleine tells her deeply moving and empowering story, as she discovers that life is about how a person chooses to recover from adversity.

Media

Through sharing her empowering story, Madeleine encourages others to see that life is about how a person chooses to recover from adversity.

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