Madeleine Black, an author and a public speaker, joins AngelaMarίa on the High Frequency Healing Show to share her experience women empowerment. She decided in September 2014, to share her story on The Forgiveness Project’s website and she completely underestimated what the response would be. The sharing of her story also opened many doors for her in ways she never imagined and after that the invitations started to pour in. Madeleine has participated in interviews, television shows and documentaries. She’s also, been invited to share her stories with younger audiences too and recently spoke with 150 5th year pupils at a high school in Cork and hopes to do more of this work. Listen in as Madeleine and AngelaMaría discuss how she overcame a painful experience and now it is an inspiration for many women around the world.
Hello this is AngelaMaría, one of the SuperPower Up! hosts, and you’re listening to High Frequency Healing Show. The only difference between where you are to where you want to be is the actions you take here and now to heal your life. Please let’s take a deep breath and be here and now. I invite you to enjoy this time together. So here we go. Let’s welcome Madeleine Black to my show.
We will be talking today about women empowerment, a way to heal. After many years of keeping quiet, Madeleine Black decided in September 2014 to share her story on The Forgiveness Project’s Website and she completely underestimated what the response would be. The shine of her story also opened many doors for her in ways she never imagined and after that the invitations started to pour in. She has taken part in a film interview for a documentary about rape and the anonymity loss, which will be shown on these patches Channel Four and has been interviewed for STV.
I want you to know that Madeleine is in Europe, so if some of the listeners are in Latin America or United States, I think you need to wait to be able to see these film. She has also been part of public talk at a Festival of Light at the University of Keele. The theme was making peace with the enemy. She has been interviewed by Dan Walker on BBC Radio Five Life and talked about forgiveness and health, which led her to many, many interviews. Madeleine has been invited to share her stories with younger audiences too and recently spoke with 150 fifth year pupils at a high school in and hopes to do more of his work. Please join me to welcome Madeleine Black.
Hello Madeleine, how are you?
I’m good, thank you, Angela. How are you doing?
I’m doing great and I’m so excited to have you here in my show. So let’s just start asking you what’s your healing super power?
Well, for me, my healing power I guess really took me by surprise because I never intended to forgive the two men who raped me, but I found myself forgiving them many, many years later. That really allowed me to let go of all the hate, revenge, and the anger I felt towards them and brought in peace.
Beautiful. Forgiveness. And believe me that is a powerful super power. I think it’s the beginning of a healing process that we would have never imagined, if we just don’t go through that process. Thank you for sharing that with the world Madeleine. Would you please take us back to your early years and name one memorable life lesson that is useful for you today?
Sure. So memorable life lesson I guess I had a very tough lesson because when I was just 13 years old, I was gang raped by two American teenagers, which obviously had a massive impact on me. But it’s really, it affects me for decades for many years, but it has shown me that it’s not what happens to us that is important, but it’s what we do with what happens to us, and if we choose to we can get past anything that happens to us in life.
Could you repeat that sentence please? It’s not what happened to us …
It’s not what happens to us that is important, but it’s what we do with what happens to us, and if we choose to we can get past anything that happens to us in life.
Well, I think that’s that’s the power of your work Madeleine, because when you can see farther the experience. You can control the way that you react and you take that experience in life is what really, really lead you and lead anybody to a different process and a different life.
Absolutely. But it is a process. I didn’t get here overnight, it’s been a process of just cleaning up and understanding and cleaning up and understanding, so yeah it’s been a process.
Yeah and it’s not that easy when you have gone through a lot of trauma on a tough situation and experiencing life. But I think that the beauty of this sentence is the hope, it’s the hope that you have the power to create something different, to create life after darkness and death, and for that I think that’s the idea of these show. It’s just telling people there is another way. Telling people that there are a lot of, a lot of women and men in this existence fighting, rejected, dealing with pain and tough experiences, but they have been able to overcome and now they are serving the world, and that’s the main purpose of this show, it’s telling everybody out there, the listeners that there is hope.
There is a way to heal when you connect to yourself and you just start this journey to go inside and for that Madeleine, I think that we are so grateful that women like you and many others are willing to stand up and share their experience on how they overcome this tough situation.
You know it almost feels like it’s a duty now, I can stand up and share my story of rape and it feels like it’s not for me anymore. It’s what it could do for other people.
Yes. And that’s the beauty, because at some point it was because of you, but after you heal it’s no more about you, it’s about everybody who needs to listen that story. Many women and I would say women, I know men go through this too, but I want to say women that go through this and they are still in silence, and they think there is no hope. And they have been in that darkness for years, decades, some of them die without being able to heal that experience, but your experience, your voice, your book, your work is telling them it’s possible to go to the other side and see this as a blessing in your life.
It’s absolutely possible to transform our pain into something better. I know it.
Absolutely. So Madeleine before we continue where can people go to find out more about you?
Perfect and all of them are with your name, Madeleine Black?
Yeah. On Twitter and Instagram I’m MadBlack65.
Okay, perfect. MadBlack65. We’ve been talking with Madeleine Black about women empowerment, a way to heal. When we come back from this short break, we are going to talk more about her healing super power. Stay tuned, we’ll be right back.