A Hull woman, Jennifer Gilmour, has been nominated For Inspirational Mum Award.
‘Isolation Junction’ is Jennifer’s debut novel which was released October last year. The story of Rose who is stuck in an abusive and coercive relationship referred to as Isolation Junction. After years of emotional abuse, the self-doubt about her future and the erosion of her confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself alone, penniless and frightened. Rose wonders how she will ever escape from the situation to provide a better life for herself and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1000 reasons why she perceives she can’t – will she have the courage to do it? And will she find the support to regain control and confidence?
Jennifer’s book became an Amazon bestseller in both paperback and Kindle editions within weeks of its release last year within Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Jude Lennon, a children’s author said:
” The reason I am nominating her for this award is because of her own experiences of domestic abuse and how she responded. Following years of domestic abuse, Jennifer made the brave decision to walk away and start again. Not only that, she decided to turn her experience into something positive and one that could actually help other victims (both female and male). Jennifer wrote her book Isolation Junction which was released last year. Using her own experiences but also those of other women she spoke to, the message in the book is that victims are not alone. There is an escape from Isolation Junction.”
“This book was a great read from the perspective of a domestic abuse survivor. It was very well written and thought provoking.”
“Well done Jennifer for writing a very true account of women suffering domestic abuse. It was like looking back at my life. I highly recommend reading this book” Jennifer is a brilliant role model for women who are feeling isolated, alone, undervalued and lacking in confidence. There is an escape and I’m delighted Jennifer’s book will help to highlight the very real trauma of domestic abuse.”
“I am delighted to have been nominated for this award and my hope is to raise awareness of this often hidden and unseen behaviour and empower women in abusive relationships to seek help for themselves and find the confidence to change their lives. In being nominated it says to me that I am working towards my goal and on the right path. I look forward to joining other nominees on the day”.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, at the annual BizMums Conference & Awards at the Manor House in Alsager, Cheshire. The day will bring together 100’s of mums in business from across the region to network, learn and celebrate each other’s achievements of the past 12 months
To purchase Jennifer’s book click here. Hull Echo wish Jennifer the very best of luck at the awards.