Last summer I was in a horrible place, I had had a tough time the year before. I had lost some friends at school who I thought genuinely liked me. It really knocked my confidence and one of them said stuff about me that made...

I was on a path of destruction. During my childhood I had experienced a lot of abuse and rejection. It made me feel really angry. When I was 17, after a custody battle between my parents, the judge put me in a boarding school. I...

Growing up I was disconnected from my family – I felt I'd been let down, abandoned by the very ones who were meant to be my world. I was sent to live with my Aunt and her family. The joy and togetherness they shared only served...