I Am Bound and Determined

Friday, January 21, 2011

I Am Bound and Determined
With pleasure, I share that my life story is included in a new book, I Am Bound and Determine, by my friend Diedre Hughey. Diedre wanted to find out how women have survived abuse and trauma and have gone on to live fulfilling lives. She used a questionaire designed to be "thought provoking and somewhat invasive" as she research why some women are able to thrive and survive despite abuse, neglect, rape and other traumatic events.

The finished work is inspirational, practical and gut-wrenching. I am proud to have shared my story, my quotes-to-live by, my wisdom and strength. My hope is that some woman, somewhere will pick this book up and learn that she too can survive and thrive.  

updated: 6 years ago


Sharon HackworthTuesday, February 15th 2011 6:08PM

There are so many of us out there. I too am a victim of child sexual abuse. I am looking forward to reading this book.

Sharon, I wish I could say "I am surprised." I am no longer surprised regardless of who the woman is who tells me of her abuse. It is, indeed, way too pervasive.

I recommend Diedre's book and, of course, mine when it comes out!

Deidre HugheyMonday, January 24th 2011 8:43AM

What an honor! Thank you for posting and for participating in the book with me, Brenda. Like you, my hope is that this book will give hope to women who have been through traumas and inspired by the amazing women, quotes and encouragement in the book.

Thanks, Deidre.

Loyal readers, watch this space for a guest posting from Deidre coming up soon!