Hard Truth

Hard Truth : Growing out of adversity

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Hard Truth: Growing out of Adversity, tells the remarkable story of the author's journey towards healing and resilience. Having lost her father during her childhood the author retraces her earliest memories of growing up in the idyllic setting of Barbados. While happy and securely attached to her parents she experienced poverty. Her mother's decision to emigrate to England to find a new life for her family increased the sense of loss she suffered during her most formative years. Ince-Greenaway's explanation of her experiences of arriving in England during the Windrush years demonstrates the enduring impact of discrimination and racism she faced in the community where she lived and during her education.
The Christian values she was taught by her mother during her childhood became the backdrop for her resilience as she faced the death of her husband who was the second Black police officer in the Metropolitan Police. She tells of the trauma that resulted from his death. As she grieved the loss of her husband, she had the bitter-sweet experience of accepting the gift of his son one week after his death. As the author transitioned to becoming a single parent, she fought against the odds to hold onto life in the middle of a frightening, devastating and life-threatening experience.
Told through Christian lenses, the author describes the moments that drastically changed and shaped her life as well as the values that sustained her through a bitter experience. Hard Truth is a dynamic and compelling story that will inspire readers. It is a story that is personalised, educational and inspirational no matter where people are on their journey. It is empowering and a relatable story of triumph over adversity, progress over brokenness and success over misfortune.
Hard Truth intensifies the importance of self-refection and personal empowerment. It is written for audiences everywhere and for people of all ages.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 451g
  • Gloucester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 29 Black and white photographs; 1 graph
  • 1789632560
  • 9781789632569

Table of contents

Preface.. Introduction.chapter 1: childhood Memories. chapter 2: Memories of my Father. chapter 3: Memories of my Mother. chapter 4: Separation and Loss: Making the Transition. chapter 5: emigration: a new Start. chapter 6: coming of age. chapter 7: Fighting Back. chapter 8: Studying: The next Big Step. chapter 9: Following My Passion. chapter 10: Breakthrough to Success. chapter 11: Gains and Losses. chapter 12: A Second chance. epilogue: Hard Truth in context.
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About Dr Lynda Ince-Greenaway

Dr Lynda Ince-Greenaway began her career in 1982 when she qualified as a social worker. After making child-care her specialism, she became a team leader and a manager. She has worked for forty years in the public and private social care sectors making a significant contribution to the development and learning of others. In her role as a manager, she developed leadership skills which she has used to teach and influence others. Dr Ince-Greenaway is known for her enthusiasm and passion concerning such issues as social justice, social inclusion, empowerment and personal self-development.

Dr Ince-Greenaway became an educator, lecturing at the University of Hertfordshire where she had a dynamic impact on students helping them to reach their goals and ambitions. She completed her Master of Philosophy at the University of West London and went on to publish her first book 'Making it Alone' a study of the care experiences of Black Young People leaving the public care system. Through her work as a credentialed leadership coach, motivational speaker, and educator (PhD, University of Birmingham), she specialises in creating engaging content to empower others with a deep conviction that resonates with audiences. Lynda's unique band of courses and coaching solutions are an integral part of her portfolio.
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