'Thank you ... ' by Fiona
To the people who told me my life would come to nothing as a single mother to two boys...Thank you. You led me to follow my dream of being a teacher, and achieving my honours degree, a diploma, a foundation degree, a PGCE and another diploma in teaching in adult education-so that I could teach from primary until 100 years old! And 1/3 of my masters degree so far.
To the person who left me alone to ... Read more
Poem - One Line
A JHJH members story - why am I here?
I went along to Joining Hands Joining Hearts and really wondered why I was there. I feel very fortunate to be in a long and happy marriage and had not suffered domestic abuse in the same way many of the other ladies spoke about.
However, as a child my mum suffered from domestic abuse which was often very violent and emotional. As a child I, with my siblings, witnessed ... Read more
Fifty Shades of Grey
When I started the freedom programme we were told that at some point we will all have a light bulb moment where everything we learn sinks in and we understand what the programme is all about and why we have ended up on it.
For me, my light bulb moment was when we were learning about the ‘sexual controller’ and how much this behaviour aligns with Mr. Grey from the well known Fifty Shades of Grey books/films.
These books were the ...Read more