About Raphaela…

 

I am a survivor of violence. A poet, artist and lover of life. Perhaps you recognise your story in one of the blog entries? I want this blog to purvey a sense of truth, dignity and love. I survived being thrown from a building as a teenager, and have gone on to have a miracle IVF daughter. I have my moments of despair, but they are fleeting. Incredulity at how I came to be here, a woman in her thirties. I have written a book about my journey, Lived To Tell. It was mostly written as a teenager, and wrapped up in my twenties. Thankyou for taking the journey with me. I write over at Siren Empire, and adore my editor!

My book being read in South Africa!
My book being read in South Africa!

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Raphaela’s story is among the most inspirational things I have ever read. How one person so young and so fragile can be subject to such mental, spiritual and emotional (along with physical) torture is just horrific – but throughout it all, she’s a fighter. She comes out stronger and shows how truly unbreakable the human spirit can be when the will to survive is strong enough. Stop what you’re doing and read this right now you won’t regret it.” -Anastasia Sproull

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  1. Bless your heart for never losing faith and for having the courage to fight for the life that you truly deserve. I can’t imagine how it must have been for you going through such traumatic experiences and I applaud you for being so strong and brave throughout your ordeal. You’re a great example of why we should never lose hope even at the most trying times in our lives. Thank you for sharing your story and good luck on your book! πŸ™‚

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