The Silent Scream: An Anthology of Despair, Struggle and Hope is a collection of raw, honest and inspirational memoirs, anecdotes, poems and art works about a range of topics including eating disorders, self-harm, childhood sexual abuse, rape, addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD and generally feeling worthless in a society demanding perfection.
Not Another Parenting Book. 12 voices share their insight, expertise and lived experience to help you challenge the status quo, and adapt to a new way of parenting. The book is compiled by Michelle Catanach.
In Maria's chapter, she writes honestly about the insidious nature of perfectionism in parenting and how accepting our imperfections can be the greatest parenting gift of all.
Not My Cross to Bear is a commentary on who really bears the burden of sexual abuse, assault and rape. Who really carries that cross?
I certainly felt that I had inherited my perpetrators sin and therefore carried my own metaphorical cross throughout my life in the form of eating disorders and self-destructive behaviours...
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