On Friday evening I found out that I had become a finalist for the Inspirational BizMums Award 2017.

I am thrilled to have made it to the finals for this award and my hope is to raise awareness of this often hidden and unseen behaviour and empower women in abusive relationships to seek help for themselves and find the confidence to change their lives. Becoming a finalist says to me that I am working towards my goal and on the right path. I look forward to joining the other inspirational mums on the day and celebrating all of our achievements together.

Again I have to say to you here that I wouldn’t have gotten here without your support. All the likes, comments and shares of social media posts and blog posts makes a difference. Thank you to those who have bought Isolation Junction for themselves and friends and those who continue to follow the next step. Your support aids blocking the road to Isolation Junction. I am working on my next project and I have a huge support already for this, if you would like to have a look at the next step then take a look at this blog post. More news to come in the near future.

I spoke a bit about my achievements and celebrations so far in my last blog post and I can now say the celebrations continue. New stockist: Signed paperback’s are available to purchase at The Rainbow Centre, Wheeler Street, Hull, East Yorkshire. Contact me if you would like to become a stockist. I will also be interviewed by Simon Smith on Chat and Spin Radio this Thursday around 7pm (GMT) about Isolation Junction and my finalist status, please do tune in.

Again, here is the reason as to why I was nominated for the award which I was more than delighted with:

“Jennifer is an inspiration on so many levels. She runs several businesses with passion, dedication and positivity. But the reason I am nominating her for this award is because of her own experiences of domestic abuse and how she responded. Following years of domestic abuse, Jennifer made the brave decision to walk away and start again. Not only that, she decided to turn her experience into something positive and one that could actually help other victims (both female and male). Jennifer wrote her book Isolation Junction which was released last year. Using her own experiences but also those of other women she spoke to the, message in the book is that victims are not alone. There is an escape from Isolation Junction. Since the release of the book Jennifer has been contacted by other victims who have been moved, inspired, encouraged and supported by her book. Here are some of the reviews it has received. “This book was a great read from the perspective of a domestic abuse survivor. It was very well written and thought provoking.” “If this book helps just one person, it’s fulfilled its purpose.” “Well done Jennifer for writing a very true account of women suffering domestic abuse. It was like looking back at my life. I highly recommend reading this book” Jennifer is a brilliant role model for women who are feeling isolated, alone, undervalued and lacking in confidence. There is an escape and I’m delighted Jennifer’s book will help to highlight the very real trauma of domestic abuse.”

Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, at the annual BizMums Conference & Awards at the Manor House in Alsager, Cheshire. The day will bring together 100’s of mums in business from across the region to network, learn and celebrate each other’s achievements of the past 12 months.

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