I am a writer, first and foremost…but I want to use the voice I’ve been given to advocate effectively for victims/survivors. I prefer the word survivor, but back then I was a victim, so I use the two terms interchangeably.
Why? Because it’s the only thing I’m really passionate about in life.
I never do anything unless it means something to me personally, deep down in my heart. No faking it here. I say what I mean and mean what I say. Authenticity is EVERYTHING.
You won’t find me in an office pushing paper around and randomly stapling things. Instead you’ll find me ambitiously driving my volunteering projects forward.
My drive to communicate in a positive constructive enlightening way about mental health and recovery from childhood trauma is THE ONLY THING I WANT TO DO IN LIFE. Nothing else even remotely interests me.
I therefore designate writing, wave-making, communicating, advocating and influencing ‘my life’s work’. That’s how I roll, and how I chose to make lemonade from life’s lemons.
I want to help others by sharing my stories and viewpoints; shedding light on the stuff people usually keep well hidden in the dark.
I also want to support charities who have ambitions in line with my interests and values.
Communication is my super-power, and I use my victim’s voice (whether that be written or spoken,) as my weapon to rally against the rubbish start I had in life, to alchemise it into gold, and hopefully assist others in that process.
To contact me about my writing/media volunteering, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.