I am a writer, first and foremost…but I also wish to make my name in the media as a person people actually want to have on their screens and adorning their pages of their publications; chatting on about all things mental health, child abuse, trauma and recovery.

Why? Because it’s the only thing I’m really passionate about in life, so I’ve decided to go with it.

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.

You won’t find me in an office pushing paper around and randomly stapling things. Instead you’ll find me ambitiously driving projects my volunteering projects forward. 


My drive to communicate in a positive constructive enlightening way about mental health and childhood trauma, and importantly how you can heal from it, is THE ONLY THING I WANT TO DO IN LIFE. Nothing else even remotely interests me.

I therefore designate media work, writing, wave-making, communicating, and influencing ‘my life’s work’. That’s how I roll….how I choose 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 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 to assist others in that process.

If you are a book publisher, why not ask me to write a book?! (NOT THAT I’M PUTTING WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH OR THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD 😳 IT’S JUST I REALLY WANT THIS STUFF TO HAPPEN 🙌🙌) I’ve already started penning my memoirs, have a doodle book part-done, and have many other ideas so I await your call with breathless anticipation 😳

If you are a telly person, why not ask to interview me? or feature me as one of your contributors in a documentary? As one of my fellow mental health blogger pals tells me ‘shy bairns get nowt’ so please excuse my brazenness in appealing to you like this 😂 

I had my first experience of a TV interview when ITV Tyne Tees News filmed my mental health story for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2017. Here is me and my kids on location.

Here are some images from media projects I’ve been involved in so far- see this as my online MEDIA SHINE CV……many of them are associated with UK national mental health charity Mind.

To contact me off the blog about my writing and media volunteering please email me at summerstartstoshine@yahoo.com or imanisummer@yahoo.com.

Imani  Xx