Broken Pieces Behind the Mask

by Ethel Mae



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/20/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781480877191
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781480877177
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781480877184

About the Book

Set in London, England, this is the journey of a girl that no one wanted.

Ethel Mae's mum emigrated from Jamaica to London and had only been there a few years when she was raped by a family member's boyfriend. Instead of getting sympathy, she was cast away from her family and out of church for being pregnant and unmarried.

When Ethel Mae was born, she was cursed. Everyone wanted her to be born deformed or better still for them, dead. As a young girl, she faced constant physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse.

When she wasn't being beaten senseless, she was being berated and vilified. She would be told things like, "Why can't they come and take you away and kill you like they do to other people's children?" or "I should have gone through with the abortion when Auntie Mildred was offering to pay for it." Those cutting words reinforced and confirmed that she was unwanted and unloved.

Get a painful glimpse at how abuse can devastate someone's life and how hard it is to break the cycle as the author shares a courageous story of survival.

About the Author

Ethel Mae is an only child born in London, England, to a teenage single mother. After surviving physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse as a child, she was faced with mental and sexual abuse as an adult. She turned her life around through hard work and a faith she didn't fully realise that she had. Today, she mentors' teens, writes for magazines, and is an author. She firmly believes that what matters most is how you play the cards you are dealt and not the cards themselves.