by Chelynne Nicole
(Kansas City, Missouri)
My book "Carnival Mirror" is my story of 3 abusive marriages - each one catapulted to the next one due to low self-esteem. How I broke the pattern after 3 abusive marriages and can now have a healthy relationship and have a good self-esteem.
Recently, I gave a speech at a hospital about my book. I had everyone pick some candy from a bag. Each person had to stand up and for each piece of candy they picked they had to tell something they are good at. It was a huge ice breaker, the speech was a success and I like to think I helped a few women that day realize their worth and not the worth that was pinned on them from being abused.