"Broken to Brilliant is an inspiring collection of poignant stories celebrating the solidarity of shared adversity and is therefore an invaluable resource for every woman who still suffers in silence." Kelly Niland, Educator "If you are serious about changing your life after domestic violence, read this book. It gives practical information about how you can turn your life around, by women just like you. Many of them have been subjected to the worst possible domestic violence, but from the depths of despair and/or debt have reached for the skies and grasped brilliance firmly with both hands." Shireen, Communications Specialist "With great care and dignity, KC Andrews brings together the stories of ten inspiring women who lead us through their own journey of survival, hope, and a way forward. As human beings we search for meaning in our lives, particularly during times of conflict and suffering where we question why life has sent us the challenges before us. The journeys of these women will connect with many and provide a source of strength to each of us. I recommend this book to men and women who draw personal courage and conviction from the stories of the heroes and role models amongst us." Tracey, Teacher "I have always believed that there is brilliance within every person, but that sometimes we lose sight of it, or perhaps are not even aware of its existence. Broken to Brilliant is a collection of personal stories that will show you how the human spirit can triumph over adversity, and step into brilliance. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who is facing hard times, and feels broken. I promise you will be inspired by every story." Dr Fiona Hawthorne PhD, Churchill Fellow, General Manager Hummingbird House "I have attended a lot of courses and conferences and worked on my inner self, but this process of telling my story has been very therapeutic." Author, Broken to Brilliant Chapter Five, Tears and Time
2017 Bronze Medal winner in the international eLit Awards for digital publishing - self-help category.
All proceeds to charity
“That would never happen to me. I’m too strong. I would walk out.” Those were KC Andrews’ thoughts as a trainee nurse listening to a lecture on domestic violence. But when it happened to her, it took years to finally leave.
She has now rebuilt her life from the ashes of a brutal marriage, and along the way met other women who have survived the fog of fear and feelings of worthlessness – and then on the outside, endured the disbelief and bureaucratic bungles of those who should have helped.
But now, each woman’s brilliance is emerging once again.
Each one tells her unique story to help readers understand the many different shapes domestic violence can take. And yet the focus of this book is not on the horror, but the healing. Each woman shares the skills, techniques and attitudes that helped her to shine once again.
This book is for anyone who is living in an abusive relationship, knows someone who is, or has emerged and is looking for a roadmap out of darkness into the light of new beginnings.
Broken to Brilliant is an Australian Not For Profit Charity where Domestic Violence Survivors Mentor other Survivors to re-establish successful lives. These courageous women are mothers, accountants, nurses, managers, models, executive managers, sales trainers and account executives. Each at a different stage in re-establishment and recovery, they have banded together to share how they have rebuilt their lives.