Hope, Survival and WIN! My Review of Finish Line Feeling by Liz Ferro

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Hope, Survival and WIN!

Finish Line Feeling by Liz Ferro is one of the most inspiring true stories of survival that I’ve ever read! Liz overcame so many obstacles in her journey through life. She was raised in foster care and had suffered sexual and physical abuse. She did not use her past as an excuse not to succeed on her incredible journey. No, Liz did not give up. She went on to help others by finding joy and peace in her success with athletics, running marathons and her organization Girls With Sole. Finish Line Feeling is RAW, unique and uplifting. Liz’s life story is one of hope, survival and WINS!

Purchase Finish Line Feeling By Liz Ferro here on Amazon.com!

Check out Girls with Sole on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/girlswithsoleachieve

and http://www.girlswithsole.org/

NAMI GA Cobb Educational Speakers Series feat. Author, Felicia Johnson Video & Testimonials

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On February 19, 2015 I had the honor of speaking at The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI Georgia, NAMI Cobb. I was part of their Education Speaker Series. Thank you to President of NAMI Cobb, Mrs. Neill Blake for inviting me out to speak to NAMI Georgia’s Cobb Chapter. Also, thank you to Mrs. Pamela Burton for her support and interest.

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I joined NAMI that evening to discuss my experience in dealing with my own experience with child abuse, depression and losing my childhood best friend to suicide. My best friend, Holly, suffered with depression and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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I discussed my novel, Her, which is the story of a young girl dealing with BPD that was inspired by Holly and my journey.  My goal was to help bring understanding of BPD within reach of many young people and families afflicted.

It was heartwarming to meet with fans who follow me on on social media and who have read my books. It was so great to see people come out to support the cause. I signed a few books after the Q&A panel where I answered questions about BPD, my survival through trauma and my novel, Her.

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I continue to help many come to terms with mental health & wellness and talk about it with hopes of putting an end to the stigma that is on mental health issues today.

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Testimonials from NAMI GA, Cobb speech:

“After hearing Felicia Johnson speak about her new book, “Her,” I was amazed at her honesty and strength. While sharing feelings of her best friend who was the inspiration for the book, we became more and more interested to hear what she had to say. During the presentation, Felicia’s energy filled the room grasping our attention and I felt her life was completely changed by the relationship she had had with her close friend. I didn’t really know a lot about this mental health challenge, but now know that many people live with this little shared life struggle. From that moment, I wanted to read her book and experience the poetic language and engaging storyline that I knew would be present in the book.” – Mary McCrary

“I learned a lot about BPD and how it can effect those who care about people who suffer with it. Felicia’s story about her and her best friend brought me to tears! I can’t wait to read her book.” – Christine B.

“I wanted to read Felicia’s book to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder. After I read it, I had to see her speak and she came around near where I live and I was happy to see her speak live. I hope that we’ll get to see her speak again. I think everyone who knows someone who has a mental illness should hear her speak about her struggle and survival and also read her book. She is moving!”  – Terri Johnson

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“I would indeed recommend asking Felicia Johnson to speak… it was an educational talk as well as an inspirational perspective of living with mental illness. I also bought and read Felicia’s novel, Her. I started it last week and read it in just a few days. It kept my attention and gave me some good insights into the dynamics of inpatient facilities. I recommend both Felicia and her book.” – Neill Blake, President of NAMI Cobb, Georgia

Click here to watch the video of the NAMI Cobb Speech.

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Book Review of Mildred Muhammad’s Scared Silent

Scared Silent: The Mildred Muhammad Story by Mildred Muhammad

 

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Scared Silent by Mildred Muhammad is one of the most riveting true stories I’ve ever read. While I was reading Mildred Muhammad’s novel, I kept thinking to myself, there’s no way that this could actually be someone’s true life story. There’s no way that this could be real. In reality and in truth, this is a true story of a woman who overcame more in the years of her life than most of us could even imagine.

Mildred Muhammad tells her story of how she came through darkness into the light while married to the “D.C. Sniper”. John Muhammad was a killer, and she was married to this killer. Unbeknownst to her, she was his intended target. He wanted to kill her. Mildred Muhammad is a true survivor, a loving mother, and an advocate for women who are threatened by domestic violence.

Her story is inspirational and educational. There is much to learn about survival, the many forms of domestic violence, victims, true crime and the meaning of true love, self love in Mildred Muhammad’s novel. It’s an absolute page turner. I finished this book in just a couple of days. If you have some time and wish to learn about the true survivor behind the silence, pick up Scared Silent by Mildred Muhammad. I recommend this book to therapists, survivors of domestic abuse, and fans of true crime novels.

Scared Silent is available on Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Scared-Silent-Mildred-Muhammad-ebook/dp/B002S5NOVM

Visit Mildred Muhammad’s website at http://www.mildredmuhammad.com

~~Review written by Felicia Johnson, Author of Her http://www.herthebook.com and http://www.feliciajohnsonauthor.com

Girl In The water by Nancy Kilgore, MS Book Review

Here is a preview of Nancy Kilgore’s book Girl In The Water. I had the priviledge of speaking with Nancy and reading her book.

Girl In The Water by Nancy Kilgore, MS is a true story about sibling abuse. In her story, Nancy talks about the abuse she had suffered from the hands of her own sister. I found Nancy’s story of healing and survival to be eye opening. The style of imagery and the openness that Nancy writes with makes really wrapped me into her world. I was able to see and feel her throughout the whole read. I haven’t found many stories told quite like Nancy’s on the subject of sibling abuse. Her prose was riveting. At times, I found myself scared for her, happy for her, and even wanting to hug her. Nancy is a true survivor who is still healing and using her experience to help others.

Her story can be used to raise awareness on sibling abuse because it can help other adult survivors to open up and share their stories of abuse from their siblings. This story really speaks out to so many. Nancy says that it is never too late to talk about it. Nancy, great job for your wonderful work with Girl In The Water. This is a story that needs to be read by others and can help educate and raise awareness about sibling abuse. No one should have to suffer.