Multi - International Best Selling Author Inspirational Speaker, 'What if' and Adversity Expert and a Story Teller of True Life Events that no one wants to talk about. Founder of There is Happiness After..... Brenda Hammon
What if ....... I didn't take a chance on me.
Welcome to my website
Hi my name is Brenda Hammon ( aka. Brenda Portwood).
I am an ordinary woman with a very common story, which is sad to say. Many of us, women and men, have been sexually abused by family, friends of family, raped, beaten, and had mental and emotion abuse heaped up on us.
Many of us feel that we were to blame for these traumatic events happening to us, that we caused it, that if we were better then it would not have happened or it would stop.
I am here to say that that line of thinking is what our abusers have instilled into our minds, "that is their get out of jail free card".
For me, I refuse to believe that a child, any child 'ASKS' for it, I refuse to believe that what you wear, you ASK for it, I refuse to believe that just our mere existence on earth as fellow human beings makes us lesser than another.
Many victims have turned to drugs, alcohol, prostitution, gambling etc. to numb the pain. For me my addiction was horses, as that was what was available to me at the time. I am no better than anyone else who has suffered, what makes me different is I decided that I could not live my life one more minute under my abusers' thumb. I decided to break the cycle and to change my life, the life that I knew I deserved.
Inside this website you will find books and a work book to help you move forward and to help you realize that you, my friend, are NOT alone in this journey you are about to embark on. If you choose.
I am here to say, There is Happiness After.........so take the first step and move to the life that you WANT.
Truth, Love & Light, Brenda
I am hoping that by telling my story I have given hope to others that have suffered from traumatic events in their lives that they can have Happiness After.