The 1% Better Podcast
About This Show
If you’re of a curious disposition, have a positive outlook, are devoted to, or even have a passing interest in making yourself a little bit better (let’s set the bar low and aim for 1%) then I’m very hopeful you’ll enjoy listening to my podcast.
Most Recent Episode
Madeleine Black on Overcoming Sexual Violence, Finding Forgiveness & Discovering Her Voice - EP11 S2
2 days ago
In this week's episode, I have the privilege to share a conversation with Madeleine Black about her debut book, Unbroken. This is a story with real suffering, pain, and trauma. It is also one that has compassion, forgiveness, healing, recovery, and hope.
In the memoir, Madeleine tells her deeply moving, important and empowering story, as she discovers that life is about how a person chooses to recover from adversity.
At the age of 13, Madeleine Black was violently gang-raped. For years afterward, she lived in a state of shock, self-loathing and self-harm. It took her years to confront the buried memories and pain of the attack. When her own daughter turned 13, all these memories fully resurfaced. This time, Madeleine knew it was time to find a way to accept what had happened, find a way to forgive, and move forward with her own life.
In 2014, when Madeleine Black decided to share her story publicly for the first time, the reaction and response was one she didn't expect. So many women and men got in touch and explained how reading her story gave them courage and hope. Inspired by this, Madeleine kept writing her story, which ultimately lead to her memoir, which she openly admits was never her initial plan.
I hope you take something from this and I thank Madeleine for sharing this story with me and now with you. More details on the topics from the show below with links to books & how to connect in with Madeleine.
Advice & Tips:
Working through the Trauma, Exercises that she used that worked well.
Talking Therapy & Therapeutic Massage
The way in was the way out!
Advice – it’s never ever too late to find your voice, to go and get help. Give the shame oxygen, to be listened to, be heard and believed.
Check out the full Episode notes, book recommendations and how to connect with Madeleine on the episode page for this show on www.robofthegreen.ie/episodes