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Everyday Sexual Harassment

So true! Enough is enough!

Just Another Blog From a Woman

I’m not writing this post to garner any sympathy or advice, but in light of the recent sexual harassment revelations in Hollywood it’s so important to highlight that sexual harassment or abuse happens everyday. The majority (if not all) women will experience sexual harassment or abuse more than once in their life. Here’s a list of a handful of times that I have been sexually harassed to illustrate this.

  • The time a man walked past me on the street in broad daylight and grabbed both of my breasts and squeezed them.
  • The time a colleague in a meeting told all the other men in that meeting (our clients) that a video of me being “ragged” was available on YouTube for them to watch (I’ve seriously no idea what he was trying to achieve here, but it left an awful atmosphere in the room).
  • The time I was eating my lunch…

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Happy Summer Solstice!

My first book called ” WHAT IF I GO?” is published by #Solstice Publishing. See here myBook.to/pollyjwhite

US Publishers seem to address real life, current issues with less hesitancy.

I hope to attract a publisher for my new book soon. Do you know any brave publishers who don’t mind tackling truths? Get back to me, please?

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#Beta #Readers Required

It’s so exciting to seek an audience of diligent readers, once more.

You’re the first to know, I’m writing on a new book. If you liked ‘What If I Go?’ then please request a PDF copy of my latest work-in-progress. If you haven’t yet read my debut thriller for New Adults, then I can arrange for a cut-priced copy to be sent your way. That is to check you can tolerate my accessible style of writing. Just ask.

This new work would suit young adults, too. There are serious moments in this coming-of-age book but it’s lighter than the last! Without spoilers, the story is an alternate history.

Please, send questions if you so wish. Happy holiday reading.

 

A heartfelt memoir from a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

Recently, I read this upsetting, real-life account of child sexual exploitation, grooming and violence within the family. The survival story relates back to many years ago but informs us of resilience beyond imagination.

I reviewed ‘You Shall Bear Witness’ here on Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44613094-you-will-bear-witness

Check out Erin Fado for yourself who has her powerful memoir available to download here-

https://amzn.to/2UaHbiM

An inspirational extract from ‘You Shall Bear Witness’-

“Each day achieved is a battle won and is to be celebrated” What a fabulous mantra!

Continued well-being and success to Erin.

Amazon review here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PZ1PK65/ref=pe_1572281_66412651_cm_rv_eml_rv0_dp

A Little Tasty Pick-me-up?

Do you ever think I’m happy but sad when one thing finishes? Then, I’m both excited but terrified at the thought of the next project beginning. That could just be me when other writing is still waiting to reach an audience. My next challenge is to write an inspirational song. That should be fun!

Then, I bake to cheer myself up and to stop the worrying. Or is that to prevent putting pen to paper? Umm.

Don’t worry! This Sicilian lemon cake with pecans is for sharing with my family…

I’ll just have a small slither, I promise. Then, we’ll go for a jog.

Enjoy the bank holiday!  I suppose you’ll treat yourself to something much more healthy.

Whatever! Have fun.

 

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Centenary celebration

100 Posts

Apparently, I made 100 posts! How did that happen?

Thanks for reading my blog. Please download ‘What If I Go?’ to learn more about keeping safe from manipulative predators. If you don’t need the heads up then recommend it for a student.

Sadly, exploitation still happens. Together we can keep our streets safer. Join me?what-if-i-go-001-1

 

 

A Book Review from the Frontline- Fighting for a Future

What If I Go? New Adult Thriller Novel Review
Below is the most authentic kind of review- the type every writer values. It is an honest reflection of the book, for which I’m most grateful. Despite surviving child sexual abuse, Erin bravely raises awareness with boldness. I am grateful to her. The blog can be seen here-
‘I have read about half your book but am afraid I can go no further as it is too triggering for me. Here is my review which I am sure relates to the overall book.
What if I Go? is a well-crafted book written by Polly White which follows the journey of Grace Negrescu from Romania to the UK. She finds herself caught up in an abusive situation way beyond her control. The scenes describing the abuse are raw and evocative painting the underworld in its’ true light.
 
Grace meets a worker at the Centre called Joe who gives her faith back by helping her find her way through justice. Faith becomes a pivotal part of Grace’s life.
 
As Polly, herself says this is a cautionary tale for older teens, parents, anyone who’s questioned how innocent students from good families are so easily sucked into the sleazy underworld.
 
I highly recommend this gripping book. It is a true page-turner.
Thanks for sending the book to me. It was an honour to read it and I’m sorry I couldn’t finish it. Maybe I will one day but that time is not right of me now.’
By Erin Fado @youwillbearwitness

New Play raises awareness of domestic abuse

Partition and Partying; Breaking Up and Breaking Free. 

A series of staged readings of four striking short plays by newly discovered East Midlands female writers of South Asian descent, as part of Kali Theatre‘s DISCOVERY programme. This was at the Curve Theatre, Leicester last week.

The play “Risk” by Farhana Shaikh succinctly unpeeled domestic abuse tales from a front room with the social worker. There was an ending that I didn’t expect. It was a shocker that had to be told. She is from Dahlia Publishing if you want to grab a copy of the play.

I wonder if we will see more of this?