- ASIN : B0B72L2DHG
- Publisher : Shawline Publishing Group; 1st edition (July 14, 2022)
- Publication date : July 14, 2022
- Language : English
- Print length : 147 pages
- Genre : Survival Biographies & Memoirs
The BookViral Review:
A heartbreaking account of the long-reaching effects of abuse, ‘System Exposed-heartbeat of my Life,’ presents the incredibly personal journey of Julie Jean Evans, who has waived anonymity to act as an advocate, speaking out to add weight to the realities of the terrible catalogue of failures in the care system in Australia.
Evan’s memoir is no sugar-coated tale of suffering and redemption-rather a candid account of her own personal struggles in reaction to being torn from loving parents at the tender age of 8 and left at the mercy of a cruel and white-washing care system.
Branded with ‘mild intellectual disorder’ by those who gave no thought to the inevitable attachment consequences linked with losing a primary caregiver, Evans relays her complex journey towards recovery and stands for those who have privately endured the darkness that lay in their community.
However, this in not only a story of the lifelong impact of abuse. It is a story of hope, living and survival, and even enjoying the simple pleasures of life beyond PTSD.
As one of the ‘Forgotten Australians’ Evan’s story stands with the unequivocal apology made by the Australian Government, in recognising the horrific failures of institutional care throughout the later part of the 20th Century, which affected countless fragile young lives.
In triumphing over her past and building a life for herself and her seven children, Evans gives the promise of light at the end of the tunnel with infectious optimism. More, she is an inspiration to others who like her have experienced the long-reaching effects of abuse and a broken system.
A harrowing but hopeful read full of the promise of recovery System Exposed-heartbeat of my Life is highly recommended!