We cannot control our lives or what happens to us, but we can choose to believe in ourselves, we can choose not to give up when it gets hard and we can accept that we are broken but rise stronger and wiser.
September 18, 2017
An Australia-based chef and writer has published a memoir that chronicles her experience growing up in a war zone, immigrating to another country, being bullied as a teenager and suffering domestic abuse at the hands of her spouse in her 20s. In “Cinnia’s Story,” author Lily Violet imparts her true story of overcoming dire circumstances to achieve healing, personal growth and happiness.
Born in 1987, Violet delineates some of her earliest memories of the love she shared with her parents and brother as a young girl. But when a dangerous military conflict in her country ignites during the early 1990s, the author and her family are forced to live under the constant threat of violence, which claims the life of her grandfather. After relocating to Australia and suffering abuse by her first husband, Violet must find a way to heal despite struggling with depression and suicidal ideations.
“I wrote this book in hopes that my story will inspire others who feel lost and alone,” Violet said. “We cannot control our lives or what happens to us, but we can choose to believe in ourselves, we can choose not to give up when it gets hard and we can accept that we are broken but rise stronger and wiser.”
Through her book, Violet hopes to raise awareness about key issues such as bullying, immigration and domestic abuse. A testament to the immense power of love, “Cinnia’s Story” delivers an unflinching examination of one woman’s perseverance and survival in the face of darkness and despair.
About the author
Lily Violet was born in a small country in Eastern Europe and immigrated to Australia at age 20. Violet enjoys rollerblading, kickboxing, meditating and spending time with her loving husband and her son. She currently resides in Sydney. To learn more, please visit http://www.lilyviolet2017.com.
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