Did you notice February Wrap Up didn’t come to the front. I am about to look back at March and hope its simply because I have been busy.
I started the month publishing this blog post which was upon request by many. I am proud that I successfully funded two campaigns and it has made a huge difference to my journey with raising awareness to domestic abuse. Read the blog post here.
Jennifer Gilmour LIVE from the UK to talk to you all about her publications...Posted by Bookies on Friday, 2 March 2018
I was delighted to have taken part in Bookies live-n it up event and do a facebook live on their page. I have to admit I hate the still image facebook has chosen.
I was delighted to hear that Clipped Wings received a Readers Award with Chill with a Book Awards. Read all about it on the dedicated award winning page.
I chilled out with Linda on her staying in series on her blog, if you want some chocolate and a chill then pop over to Linda’s blog and find out more- here.
I was delighted to be named as a woman to watch in 2018 in CCChat Magazine, it was a surprise and in the aid of International Women’s Day. You can see me on Page 17 here.
I announced that the Abuse Talk Forum is coming soon. I am rather excited about it and have had the vision for a while, in fact since announcing it on social media I have found my main sponsor which is very exciting.
Why am I setting this up?
I have spent the last two years thinking about setting up a Forum. I have asked a large amount of people I have connected with about it and the response I have had over the time has been that they would like it to be available. People I have asked are survivors, victims, those in the sector and members of my Street Team.
This hasn’t been brought up out of the blue but has had a lot of thought put into it.
The reason I wanted to set it up is because I felt I was incredibly alone as a victim and also a survivor. Until I had started my Facebook page and started talking about my experiences of domestic abuse I felt incredibly isolated. Since social media and my debut novel has been published I have had many message me about their own experience, advice for friends or relatives that are victims and people telling me how much they relate to the story line.
The vision behind this forum is to give those who have been victims a place they can talk about their experiences, ask for support, advice and help if required. Its hard to find someone who understands what you have been through and the only people that have understood it are those who have also been abused. I wanted you to feel less isolated in your survival or as a victim.
I hope that those in the sector including services, charities, other individuals/independents/advocates will also contribute to the forum. Please do share your contact details etc in the support post. In fact, I want to be able to discuss with you all as well.
At the moment any money I make is going back into my awareness of domestic abuse through my work, I end up putting my own money into it still as well. Simply because it is so important to me as a person to help raise awareness of this insidious and unacceptable behaviour.
If you would like to sponsor my work and the forum then please get in touch with me. I am actively looking for sponsors to fund my continued work.
I have been given permission to show this post from Kate and how lovely of her to share Isolation Junction with this Women’s Aid centre.
I was delighted to go on a retreat with The Happiness Club, find out how I got on and a glimpse into the retreat here.
A few highlights from March but in the background I have been writing, editing and planning… There is a lot of news and a lot to come your way soon.
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