About The Book
An autobiography of a professional woman approaching sixty, reflecting on her life in the light of the traumatic and relentless sexual and emotional abuse she experienced during her childhood, at the hands of her father.
"An incredibly honest story of an emotive subject, and the effects it had on the lives of the people involved. A triumph of the human spirit over adversity written in a unique style, which combines beautiful poetry and excellent narration to take the reader comfortably to its conclusion."
Mr Allan James
'Because You're A Woman' deals with the effects of the abuse on her relationships with the men in her life, her personality and family relationships. The dramatic impact of the birth of her daughter was the catalyst that threw her headlong into an extensive experience of different therapies and healing paths as well as the trauma of divorce and emotional breakdown. How she finally broke free from the burden of guilt and develops into the confident women she has now become completes the story of this lifelong journey.
“I was anxious about whether I would find a book on this subject too harrowing but this is a book unlike any other book you've ever read. Jacki's style is so open and honest. She shines a light on a shady subject and deals with it in a positive and courageous way. I couldn't put it down. You have to keep reading to find out how she gets through it all. And she does. This is a tale of triumph over adversity that will resonate with anyone that has suffered any knock in life. I thoroughly recommend it.”
Review posted on Waterstones.com
Through a combination of engaging prose and compelling, graphic poetry, this book illuminates, with tears and laughter, the trials she endures throughout her battle with the long-term effects of the abuse and the strengths that take her to ultimate triumph.
Because You're A Woman
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