Kimberley is an influential feminine force. She supports women from all over the world with her writing and wellness business called Retroscripts. https://m.facebook.com/retroscripts/ As a young black girl, Kimberley was the target of a racist school bully who inflicted demeaning verbal and demoralizing physical abuse.
Home wasn’t precisely a war-free zone either. With a bully at school and one at home, she didn’t know where to turn for help. She reached out to an adult at school. It resulted in increased guilt, shame, and a fear of authority.
Join our heartfelt conversation where she recalls her experience growing up in the town’s only family of colour. Having been confronted by Police in fourth grade for a crime, she didn’t commit, hear the stories that still make her shake thinking about them.
As she matured into a young woman and a deep thinker, she was often told she looked angry and bitchy. In response, she pretended to these judgmental people and wore a more approachable mask. It took years for her to shake the harsh experiences of youth and early adulthood and to develop a love for the skin she was in and the person she continues to be.
This badass, strong and independent woman, despite being set up by life to fail at many turns, saw her way through Journalism school to become a talented creative writer, editor, wife, mother to a toddler and businesswoman. https://www.instagram.com/retroscripts/?hl=en https://www.retroscripts.ca/
Welcome to the podcast A Living Library, where we have creative conversations. It’s a journey involving discussions to process resiliency an exchange of discovery and healing, and talks among friends to open ears and eyes. Please reach out to me if you’d like to be a guest.
I am your Host Rhiannon Barry, a visual artist, social worker, community-minded wellness program developer, psychology student and wellness retreat coordinator. I have a diploma in community service work, studied journalism- communications, and am currently pursuing psychotherapy and art therapy certification. Join me and my special co-hosts and guests as we share stories and exchanges energy in mutual respect with individuals from all walks of life.