This week in the magazines – Speaking out about sexual abuse

This week in the magazines – Speaking out about sexual abuse

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Rachel Butler

 

Sexual abuse is never a pleasant topic, yet it is in the news every day. At Sell My Story, we are regularly contacted by victims of sexual abuse who want to tell their story. And they all want to do it for the same reason – to encourage other victims to report their abuser.

We understand that sexual abuse is not an easy thing to talk about, but we are experts at making it easy for you. We treat your story with the utmost sensitivity and we take it entirely at your pace. If you want to discuss it further, give us a call on 0117 9076934. Alternatively fill in the form on your right and one of our writers will give you a call.

IS THIS WHAT DADDIES DO TO LITTLE GIRLS?

When Kay was aged just 8,  her step-dad, John, 67, cruelly abused her – raping her five times a week for seven years. When Kay, now 25, finally plucked up the courage to go to the police many years later, she expected her mum, Janice, to support her. Shockingly, Janice stuck by John – who died of a stroke shortly after he was charged with rape. Now she blames Kay for his death. We placed Kay’s story in Chat magazine.

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OTHER STORIES PUBLISHED THIS WEEK

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I WAS MEANT TO BE A ROLE MODEL TO MY DAUGHTERS BUT I WASN’T… I WAS ANOREXIC

Gillian, 49, seemed to have it all – a happy marriage, a good job, a nice house and three grown-up daughters who she was proud of. But when life’s pressures got on top of her she found the best way to cope was to control what she ate. But her new ‘diet’ went too far. Weighing 6st 9lbs Gillian was diagnosed with anorexia and admitted to a clinic where she was told she was at a high risk of sudden death. We sold her story to the Mirror newspaper, where it appeared in its Your Life section.

Dawn's story in Take a Break
Dawn’s story in Take a Break

HELLO SKINNY, GOODBYE HUBBY

HELLO SKINNY, GOODBYE HUBBY

Dawn, 27, ballooned to a whopping 19st 6lb after having two children with husband Martyn, 31. Fat and miserable, she vowed to shape up. As her weight fell her confidence soared and she started going out with her friends more, leaving Martyn home – alone. Last year, Dawn reached her goal after shedding a staggering eight stone. Just two months later she ditched something else – her hubby. Her story is in this week’s Take a Break magazine.

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SQUAWK THREE TIMES

Bernie, 45, had worked as a medium for years when she discovered she could contact animals in the spirit world too. Over the years she has brought comfort to beloved pet-owners and has been able to describe their dead furry friends in incredible detail. Now she’s earned a reputation for her pioneering work and is often called upon to act as a ‘pet medium’ – the first of its kind. We sold her story to Love It magazine.

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HUBBY LEFT ME FOR COMPUTER GAME MISTRESS

Sarah, 28, and Billy, 25, shared a love for online game World of Warcraft. The couple even had a Warcraft themed wedding. Then last November, Billy flew to Sweden to visit a couple he’d met on the computer game, explaining he needed time and space to think. Four months later and he still hadn’t returned. Eventually he admitted he was leaving Sarah – for the Swedish woman he’d met on Warcraft. Her story was told in The Sun newspaper.

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I GIVE YOU ME HEARTY

Kelli, 39, had been with Matt, 43, for eight years when they started talking about getting married. But they had no budget. They booked a registry office do, but wanted to make it more special. So they chose a pirate theme, and even wore fancy dress. They married in February this year and plan to renew their vows every four years – in fancy dress. We sold their story to That’s Life magazine.

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Sell My Story to That's Life - Amanda (HF)MY BREAK-UP HAIRDO

Amanda, 33, was devastated when her partner of 15 years left her for another woman – and became engaged to her just six months later. A week after the shocking news, Amanda’s hair started falling out in clumps and within a year of the split she was completely bald. The stress had given her alopecia, and her confidence sank. Still bald, she has now learnt to accept her looks and has a new partner. Her story is featured in this week’s That’s Life magazine.

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Billie's story in Take A Break
Billie’s story in Take A Break

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MY INTESTINES FELL OUT

After the Caesarean birth of her first child in 2007, Billie’s stitches came loose, exposing her raw tissue. Billie, 33, was sent home but a few days later the stitches burst – leaving her holding her own intestines as they tumbled out. Billie was awarded £12,000 in compensation and despite the trauma, went on to have another child by Caesarean section in 2010. We placed her story in Take a Break magazine.

 

If you are thinking about selling your story to a magazine, call us today on 0117 9076934. You can also contact us by filling in the form at the top of the page.
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