I was asked by Amanda Ray, who works passionately to stop domestic abuse, to provide a man’s perspective. To tell a man’s story. If it could happen to me, it could happen to anybody. I’ve run my own business. I’ve worked for blue-chips and start-ups. I have a PhD. The kind of things you perhaps wouldn’t expect a battered spouse to have achieved. If this helps just one person avoid the terrible fate of domestic abuse, then writing it has been worthwhile.
Hidden Harm – a survivor’s story of living with drug addict parents by Veronica Cook Veronica is a survivor, her childhood experiences were challenging, but she has come through trauma and heartache with a message for others in drug taking families. She always wanted a normal life, which she now has with her own loving family. She is reaching out to help others like her.
Fayton is an award winning Actor, Poet, Novelist and Spoken Word Artist, SAG-AFTRA. Author of award winning memoir, ‘Conception of a Dialysis Patient', (the untold truths), was well received by critics and publishers. His latest novel published this year is titled ‘Indignation’, kicking fiction into a realm of unsettling candour! With his permission, I’m honoured to publish his latest poem ‘Dreams Deferred’. Anyone who has had to put their dreams on hold will relate to the beautiful poem.
Never take Happiness for granted - what does happiness mean to you?
Sue Parker’s story of dating in the 21st century, is one that I certainly can relate too. Having been on many RSVP dates, some disastrous, some funny and some so disgusting that I was ready to accept being single for the rest of life. But like Sue says, you must never give up. Find your … Continue reading Never Give Up… Dating in the 21st century – story of empowerment & hope
Like many new parents, I remember counting my daughters toes and fingers when she was born and feeling grateful that everything appeared perfect! As she grew, she had the normal colds but nothing major. I was lucky. Unfortunately, not all parents are so lucky… and for someone who had a healthy child, I can’t understand … Continue reading A family’s journey of heartbreak…
Bethany’s story is one that I can relate too. As a struggling single mum who “faked it, till I made it” attitude, I know how difficult it is financially and emotionally to put your life on hold for your child. You give up on your life pleasures to focus solely on raising your child. Nothing … Continue reading On the outside I showed happiness… but inside I was dying
Every capital city has them. We walk past them every day. Many people never stopping or questioning why they are homeless. Some people think they are disgusting and wish they would go away so they don’t have to see them. Others find entertainment in robbing and beating them. Disgraceful behaviour from civilised people who know … Continue reading Homeless people are like you and me, human beings deserving of respect…
David Reilly was born with Cerebral Palsy but has never let his disability prevent him from participating in outdoor pursuits, achieving his goals and fulfilling his potential. And now through writing and motivational speaking David shares his experience that thoughts that can’t help but motivate and inspire others. His passion for the outdoors began at a young age where he started canoeing, camping, … Continue reading David C. Reilly – Disability Adventurer, Cyclist & Traveller
Doug Simpson is a retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. His first novel, a spiritual mystery, was published in the United States in October of 2012 by 5 Prince Publishing as Soul Awakening, Book I of the Dacque Chronicles. When Doug wrote to me the first thing he said was, ‘my … Continue reading My Soul Awakening