Resilience: Memoir of a Broken Little Girl Discovering a Woman of Strength and Beauty (autobiography)
by Toni Lontis
In her debut memoir, Toni talks candidly about her colourful life. This powerful account is an unexpected page turner that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next. From her early childhood battle with a congenital facial defect, through debilitating battles in school to her traumatic entry into the adult world. It details her struggle with anxiety and depression, low self esteem and a longing for love and happiness. Being released into the slipstream of the #MeToo movement this gripping memoir details Toni’s own traumatic incidences of assault and openly questions the time in her life when consent and respectful relationships where not talked about. The book chronicles her battle to get justice for her family in the wake of her daughter’s abuse disclosure and her personal battle to help, heal and free her daughter from the impacts of that abuse. Toni’s writing displays a vulnerability and truthfulness that is as courageous as it is inspirational. It’s a powerful testament of her strength and resilience, showing all of us that peace and happiness is obtainable, no matter how our lives unfold.