Melanie Wadham AOTY 2012
Author of the Year 2012
“I always knew from a young age that I wanted to tell my story, years and years passed with me writing a few things down here and there and it has only been recently, that it has all come together really, as I have gone through more and more life lessons, more healing, more insight that I felt I had finally come to the place in my life that I was ready to share. My inspiration is the need to voice my story so that other woman too can find their voices and begin their own journey of healing and recovery taking inspiration from my courage.” ~Melanie Wadham
Melanie Wadham, has come a long way from the days of childhood sexual abuse. Her book Velvet Lies Muted Cries – Silence the Most Powerful Scream, was published in 2012. Her book, is her true story of a young girl abused, torn, and living in the muted silence which haunted her most of her life. Melanie’s challenge in writing “Velvet Lies Muted Cries” in her words:
“reliving the memories, going back in time and replaying the pictures in my mind often like a kaleidoscope of metered out snap shots at first. I often found myself re- traumatized by some of the events as I wrote, and many times I had to put my writing away to give myself time to work through unresolved pain.” Read the rest of our interview here
Not only is Melanie an amazing author, she also has the popular Facebook Page Woman to Woman. It is a community brought together for women to speak their truth, share their progress, and pain to feel at one at not so alone. This quote at the beginning of her page describes her purpose:
“NO WOMAN IS WITHOUT SISTERS, HOWEVER DESPERATE, HOWEVER LACKING IN KIN. FOR ALL THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD ARE BOUND TOGETHER AS A FAMILY, BY COMMON EXPERIENCE AND CONCERN: Pam Brown 1928
As you can see, Melanie Wadham’s passion is to awaken abused, neglected, and battered woman out of their silence.
To help women to open themselves up to healing. Melanie offers a workshop called: Reclaiming Your Inner Child
IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE, YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR CORE MATERIAL.
When a child’s development is arrested, when feelings are repressed, especially the feelings of anger and hurt, a person grows up to be an adult with an angry, hurt child inside of them. The child will spontaneously contaminate the person’s adult behavior. Once you have claimed and nurtured your wounded inner child, the creative energy of your wonderful natural child begins to emerge – once integrated your inner child becomes a source of regeneration and new vitality. Click here for more info.
“The Inner Child Workshop with Melanie is an invaluable exercise in becoming an emotionally healthy adult and a better mother for my children. It gave me a sense of self-worth that I had not known. It is truly a gift everyone deserves. The work takes commitment but the rewards are felt every day in all aspects of your life.”~ Jovi Anderson
Read the latest review of Velvet Lies Muted Cries:
I have just finished your book, ‘Velvet Lies, Muted Cries’ in record time! I just could not put it down, from the first page it grips the reader drags them in as if they were there watching the scenes unfold before them. So many tears, time and time again I found myself wishing this was fiction I was reading, not your true life, but knowing that you have been through so much, and yet are such an amazing strong and courageous woman, will give so much hope to others! Thank you for having the courage to write your book, you have a real talent, and are an incredible inspiration! Pam Clarke
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