No matter what life hands you, you have within you the spirit to rise, to rewrite the outcome of your story and to create a life filled with love and happiness. That is if you choose to do so. At age 13, today’s guest was lost, and facing the worst of what the world and humanity could offer – abuse, homelessness, and trying to survive.
Her story is about coming out to thrive, not just survive, and teaching others how to live through and in the damage that is life…the life of a runaway child. She’s now thriving in life and living beyond a childhood lost.
- The fear and isolation of being homeless left Marnie hopeless
- She always knew she would be great things (she just didn’t know what at the time)!
- It can be hard, but you NEED to separate from toxic people
- We have to change the way that we view children living on the street
- Live authentically, without shame and stigma…
Connect with Marnie Grundman
Marnie Grundman is the author of MISSING: A True Story of a Childhood Lost. Marnie has been featured on major radio and television shows such as Breakfast Television, Wise Women Canada, CJAD, Lifeology with James Miller and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. A child who belonged to no one, missing at the tender age of 13, she experienced the worst of humanity firsthand. However, she didn’t just make it through; she rose above the darkness, becoming a beacon of light, of empowerment, for others to do the same.
What began as a story of healing led to one of triumph, of the power of the human spirit, of one woman’s survival against all odds. Marnie has since become an advocate for the missing, working to change the perception of runaway children so they might finally get the help they need. Her compelling articles, engaging talks and interviews, and page-turning memoirs have become a shining light to the lost, the struggling. Marnie teaches people how not to live their damage, how to heal and overcome, how to rise up and reclaim a life of happiness.
A Montreal native, Marnie is a proud mother of 3, grandmother of 2, and truly grateful for all of the blessings life has given her.