Madeleine Black

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The sharing of her story opened many doors for Madeleine in ways she never imagined and the invitations started to pour in.

She has taken part in both TV and radio interviews and has been invited to share her story at conferences, events and schools.

She recognises that she was a victim of a crime that left her silent for many years, but has now found her voice and intends to use it. Not just for her, but for so many who can’t find theirs yet.

She is married and lives in Glasgow with her husband, three daughters, her cat, Suki, and dog, Alfie.

"Unbroken" is her first book and tells her story of being gang raped at aged 13 by two American teenagers. It follows her journey of survival, healing, forgiveness, transformation and hope

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It’s not every day that I’m invited to see a world premiere of a play, so I was really excited to fly over to Cork for a night to see the stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s novel “Asking for it” at The Everyman.

I met Mary and Dola from the Sexual Violence Centre in the foyer who gave me and my friend our tickets and then they introduced me to Louise. She told me Mary had told her I was coming... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 26, 2018 05:54 • 63 views • Tags: consent, healing, rape, rape-culture, recovery, sexual-violence, shame, trauma, victim-blaming

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Madeleine Black and 21 other people liked Mark's review of Out of the Silence:
Out of the Silence by Owen Mullen
"Review to follow as asked on publication day 28/1

This is a harrowing and very real book set in the Punjab region of Pakistan and starts with a woman who is the victim of an acid attack being found in the grounds of a hospital
The woman, Afra ( name..." Read more of this review »
Out of the Silence by Owen Mullen
"I was at event where Owen said he written this book at the start at his writing career. He said publishers said it didn't fit into romance, crime or contemporary fiction. Well I have a niche for you, bloody great writing. It tells the story of a w..." Read more of this review »
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This is a book for all women across the globe regardless of their profession or background. It is aimed at working women but I would say that this is really a personal development guide, which will serve you well in both your personal and professiona ...more
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After He Died by Michael J. Malone
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This is my third Michael J. Malone books that I have read and loved it just as much as A Suitable Lie and The House Of Spines. It's addictive, pacy, full of suspense and kept me awake till the wee hours!
Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech
"Louise Beech is one of the UK’s most versatile writers. Each of her novels is completely different, and each time I finish one, I think, 'that's her best yet.' And then she delivers another magical read - EVERY time! Call Me Star Girl is her first..." Read more of this review »
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"Call Me Star Girl sees Louise Beech's writing take a darker turn with this book firmly in the psychological thriller category. Stella McKeever is a late night radio host and tonight is her last show. She invites her listeners to ring in and reveal..." Read more of this review »
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“We are not defined by what knocks us down - we are defined by how we get back up”
Madeleine Black, Unbroken: One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence. A True Story of Survival and Hope

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“We are not defined by what knocks us down - we are defined by how e get back up”
Madeleine Black, Unbroken: One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence. A True Story of Survival and Hope

“We are not defined by what knocks us down - we are defined by how we get back up”
Madeleine Black, Unbroken: One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence. A True Story of Survival and Hope

“watch moms pick up, put down, lift, swing, load and carry fairly large loads all the time. We call these loads ‘children.’ Yet, when we get to the gym, we seem to think a woman needs to use very light loads. Like Milo and his calf, perhaps we should start women off with an eight-pound weight and progress upwards as the child grows.”
Dan John, Intervention: Course Corrections for the Athlete and Trainer

“If you didn't remember something happening, was it because it never had happened? Or because you wished it hadn't?”
Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth

“We were kept pure for men, and then broken in by them. And what happened to us in the meantime was completely irrelevant in the pursuit of their pleasure, or their integrity, their masculinity. Were females really valued so little? Would my own daughters face the same fate?”
Hibo Wardere, Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today

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