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This is my life, written down on paper

My name is ‘Rosie’. This is my life written down on paper. My childhood was not a very good one. My parents were heroin addicts and as you can imagine they were not very good at being parents. Throughout my whole life I had no boundaries no one to tell me off. I was...

Jen is a brave survivor of the most horrific sexual abuse who still struggles every single day……

I WAS REPEATEDLY RAPED, SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, BEATEN AND TORTURED. At the age of four when I lived with my parents, I suffered from emotional abuse and beatings. At the age six until the age of thirteen I was raped, penetrated, sexually assaulted and beaten by few white...

Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...

VICTIMS’ COMMISSIONER SAYS CULTURE CHANGE TO SUPPORT AGGRIEVED LONG OVERDUE

By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...

Poem 2 by Michelle

In these eyes I hold the key, To a life you will never see. Beneath the surface of fake smiles

Loveartpix

My name is Dez (AKA Loveartpix) & I am a self-taught Creative Artist from Manchester. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over 10 years ago & more recently autism, a diagnosis I am now beginning to come to terms with & better understand. From an early...
Tracey

Tracey

Hi I am Tracey, I am a phoneline Ambassador for Maggie Oliver foundation.  I have worked with...

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Suzi

Suzi

I joined TMOF as an ambassador to help our brave survivors turn their Pain into Power. and live...

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Kelly

Kelly

Kelly is a survivor who wanted to give something back to the team of people who supported her when...

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Sonja

Sonja

My name is Sonja and I have been working 32 years for a Dutch Airline. I am Dutch. I progressed in...

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Olivia

Olivia

Olivia is the Child Abuse and Exploitation Policy Lead at the Centre for Social Justice. Prior to...

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Matilda

Matilda

Having studied Politics as an undergraduate I am now completing a masters course in International...

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Jess

Jess

I am currently a third-year law student at De Montfort University, I have undertaken various roles...

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Julia

Julia

Hello! I am married to Steve and we have 6 grown up children. I started my working life, a very...

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Mike

Mike

I am married with two grown up children and three grand children I have a previous Military...

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Tracy

Tracy

Having a son who’s in recovery from substance misuse, I wanted to understand addiction so I could...

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Catherine

Catherine

Catherine is a Deputy Headteacher who has been in education for 22 years. She is currently working...

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Lisa

Lisa

Lisa is an accredited Play Therapist working with children who experience social and emotional...

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Jade

Jade

My name is Jade and I am a mum and a wife. I have worked in a accounts assistant/PA role for well...

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Anita

Anita

I’m Anita and I wanted to support The Maggie Oliver Foundation as soon as I learned about it,...

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Linda

Linda

Linda worked as a postgraduate researcher at Sheffield University, which culminated in gaining a...

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Holly

Holly

I was a student midwife for 2 years, I gained experience of the high pressured NHS and witnessed...

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Diane

Diane

Working in the  Health Service professional currently undertaking the role of a First...

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Charlene

Charlene

My name is Charlene, but I much prefer ‘Chaz’ I am going to be hitting a big birthday next...

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