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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...
Linda

Linda worked as a postgraduate researcher at Sheffield University, which culminated in gaining a PhD in delineating Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. After that, she had a successful career in Secondary Science Education, and devoted several years to the role as Assistant Student Progress Leader in charge of Biology. For 11 years, Linda worked incredibly hard to support the learning and pastoral needs of pupils aged 11-18 years. And then life took a dramatic turn; she needed to deal with the hurt and pain left behind from abuse that happened nearly five decades ago.

Linda’s healing journey provided time to retrain as an Alternative Medicine Practitioner. It led to spiritual awakening and the discovery of many unknown talents. Over the past 18 months, she has embraced ancient healing wisdom and shares it via a series of self-help books and in her artwork. Her literary skills emerged in the form of metaphorical stories and poems, and therapeutic methodologies that intend to give a new perspective to healing survivors and abuse in society. And perhaps, her watercolour designs give a spiritual nod toward healing our canine friends too.

In 2019, she founded Decus and its subsidiaries to provide specialist healing for survivors to mend the deepest held emotional wounds left behind from abuse. Her strong determination to make a positive difference in the lives of abuse survivors comes in many forms. So, when TMOF asked for volunteers, she jumped at the chance. And is now part of a like-minded team of people with a common goal to help heal the pain and to get justice. Linda’s initial role is research for the asset map and the ‘Pain to Power’ walk in February 2021. She is committed to supporting Maggie and her fantastic team to help make change happen.

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