Aged 24, Mary found herself on the side of Tower Bridge in London with her baby in her arms, ready to jump. It was bizarrely one of the most peaceful moments of her life because she finally felt the weight of the world lift from her shoulders. Mary shares her story of the events that led to that point and the incredible determination she showed in turning her life around.
Born into a Ghanaian family, Mary was fostered at three weeks old by a white British family until her teenage years when, due to unforeseen circumstances, she moved back in with her blood relatives. Along with the unsettling transition between the two cultures, Mary also suffered from physical domestic abuse at the hands of her biological father. Mary shares her journey of finding herself and why being true to who you are is the most important lesson you can learn.
– Race & Ethnicity
– Discovering who you really are
– Mental Health & Wellbeing
– Inclusion & Diversity
– Domestic Physical Abuse