“We are not defined by what knocks us down – we are defined by how we get back up” – Madeleine Black.
Madeleine Black grew up with a burden that no adult, yet alone teenager, should have to bear. Gang raped at thirteen years old she was a victim of a crime that left her silent for many years. Yet her story is an empowering one of hope, strength and resilience. Since sharing her story on the Forgiveness Project’s website in 2014 Madeleine has written her memoir Unbroken, taken part in TV and radio interviews and has spoken in places such as schools, conferences and book events about her experiences.
As part of our health and wellbeing programme she will share her story to highlight the impacts of sexual violence and help to end the shame, stigma and silence surrounding it.
Rape Crisis Grampian will be in attendance at this event.