A true story of sibling reconciliation through Facebook 15years after being ostracised by her family for speaking out to protect her nephew from being abused.
Ellen only read her first book when she was 36 years old! The book was ‘Toxic Parents’ by Susan Forward. To enable her to deal with the events of this story and write this book, she needed to face up to her previously concealed semi literacy.
Whilst this ultimately is a positive and inspiring story, it covering a fifteen year period of an innocent woman being thrown out of her family for making hugely difficult decisions, involving both Police and Social Services, to protect her infant nephew from being subjected to the same horrors that she faced as a child.
Ellen delivers a powerful account of what her life was like including letters, emails and diary extracts, detailing this traumatic period where she was totally ostracised by her entire family, the people you would expect to ‘have been there for her’. She strongly and sensitively tells of the consequences for herself and those around her, arising from speaking out.
The story starts with Ellen, astonishingly, finding a picture of herself on her estranged brother’s Facebook page and her subsequent journey to initial reconciliation with him.