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Unbroken is Madeleine’s memoir and tells her story of being gang raped at thirteen by two American teenagers in the late 1970’s.  It follows her journey of survival, healing, forgiveness, transformation and hope.



Keynote Speaker

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


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


At TEDx in Glasgow, Madeleine shared her personal and moving story to shatter the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence.



It’s  Mental Health Awareness this week and the theme this year is kindness. I think it could be the most important week they’ve ever run They have chosen kindness because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships,...

Staying Grounded Through The Body

When I was thirteen years old, I had a traumatic experience, which kicked me out of my body.  It actually kicked me out for many years too years to get back in.  I was left feeling like an empty shell as if I was a house that I was renting but had no...

A time for learning

What did you learn last week? I don't know about you but my emotions were all over the place! I realised that I had grown very used to having the house and my office to myself and liked my own company. However, two daughters who flew our nest have returned and my...


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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
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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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