Author / Speaker / Life Coach
Feel God's unconditional and awe-inspiring love in Mary’s first book, A Rape Survivor’s Spiritual Journey: My Poems and Practical Exercises, where she reveals her intimate healing journey with God by her side through the darkness of childhood sexual abuse into the light of His empowering love.
“What a story of faith and survival. This book should be in every clinic, every doctor and dentist office, on the pulpit of every minister to help bring those who need it comfort and to remind those who trespass that they should not,” says Nikki Giovanni, World-renowned Poet, Writer, Commentator, Activist, Educator, and one of Oprah Winfrey's Living Legends.
Mary’s second book, Love Poems from God: My Poems and Practical Exercises, is is also available. It’s an abridged version of Mary’s first book with only the uplifting poems.
A passionate advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Mary compassionately encourages everyone with a life-altering experience to begin or continue their healing journey by deepening their relationship with their higher power. God’s empowering love helped her love her Divinefulness, that is, her True Self empowered by God’s love. After finishing her book, her healing journey led to her conquering the Post-traumatic Stress (PTS) that haunted her for over 40 years.
A member of The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation in Chicago, she also serves on the Planning Committee for the Chicagoland Trauma Informed Congregation Network. Both organizations are efforts by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), University of Illinois Hospital, and Advocate Health. Born and raised in Chicago, Mary still lives there with her family. Scroll down and listen to Mary's song. Then let her guide you to igniting your spirit!