I share my own personal story of the
devastation of my mom and step-dad’s separation
without a proper goodbye at the age of 10 years old
and surviving a vicious assault at the age of 11
years old. Shamed into silence for protecting the
family name and when acts of abuse is better left
swept under the mat then to be talked about.
Injustice and shame consumed me and by the age of
thirteen I was running away on the streets of
Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Streets in Vancouver, British
Columbia, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Whitehorse, Yukon
is where I spent most of all my teen years, it is
where I found comfort of keeping myself numb through
self medicating... partying day after day for years.
Pregnant at 16, losing custody of him when he was
seven months old, broke my heart.
After 27 years, after meeting and
having a one on one conversation with Dr Wayne Dyer,
I knew in that moment I needed to take a stance as a
survivor, I finally spoke out about my abuse.
Which brutally backfired on me and
onset a whole new traumatizing experience. I was
ousted by my extensively large family for them to
protect my abuser. I was taken down by mass betrayal
and mass grief. I seen my darkest days and cried my
deepest core tears. Done with the broken heart, I
screamed at god and at the universe to take me or
put me on a different path of changing peoples
Recently, watching Oprah’s Supersoul
Sunday and hearing Oprah quote Facebook COO, Sheryl
Sandberg about losing her husband... that the pain
changed her in profound ways. She learnt about the
depth of sadness and the brutality of loss. It spoke
right to me and made total of sense of my own
experience (pain changed me in profound ways. I
learnt about the depth of sadness and the brutality
of loss... and betrayal). I pushed so many people
out of my life, as I felt so guarded from the pain.
It felt like a complete melt down. If I even felt
judged in any way, or talked about I pushed you out
of my life.
Everyday since, I have been
committed to creating the very best version of
myself. I really am a breakthrough testament. A
testament of dreams really do come true. Like the
title of my chapter in “DRIVEN” there is life after
the scar. The Power of Never Giving Up”. Today, I
live a life I once could only dream about.
As a Law of Attraction Life Coach I
have amazingly proving testimonies from people
around the world as well as producing the results I
have created in my own life. Such as the whole red
carpet/celebrity experience, the selling of my
mother in law’s house, and 7 weeks by the ocean in
Mexico in winter of 2017.
One of the scariest things I face is
public speaking but I know my story is one that
needs to be told, to be heard. I know now that
everything that I have ever been through all led me
to exactly where I am now. Through my voice of
courage, strength, and perseverance of never giving
up. I am very blessed to represent survival on such
an honorary level.
When I recently took that stance on
the red carpet I didn’t just just take that stance
for myself but was very honoured to take a stance
for all the missing and murdered indigenous women
and girls, all those that live with mental health,
and all those that have lost their lives to suicide.
For all the times I have heard
“because of you...” is such a huge gift of
inspiration that keeps giving back to me. The reason
why I keep doing why I do what I do #metoo