Going Back For Me
A Story of Rescue, Reclamation,
and Release From Shame.
Sue Muraida, woke up one day in her early thirties, realizing she had left the best parts of herself behind. Sibling dysfunction with her brother and sexual abuse at the hands of her uncle framed her growing-up years, and that frame became a cage in her adult life. She grew tired of holding her breath, making herself small, and avoiding connection with others. So she embarked on a healing journey of a hundred thousand steps, a rebirth coming in fits and spurts, small steps and choices towards integrating all parts of herself.
As you turn the pages of Sue’s story of rescue, reclamation, and release from shame, you may see your own hiding spots and masks you’ve worn to keep the peace. But you will also find the inspiration and encouragement to break free from what’s fake and tell your true story. And by doing so, you just may save someone else’s life along with your own.
Deserts to Mountaintops
Our Collective Journey to (re)Claiming Our Voice
Deserts to Mountaintops is the inaugural anthology from Soul Speak, Press slated for publication in January 2023. DTMT chronicles 22 women's voices and their unique journey from the desert of self-abandonment to the mountaintop of self-love. Each chapter focuses on one woman’s specific story that recounts how she has reestablished a relationship with her intuition, reconnected with her truest self and experienced the hard-won joy of reclaiming her VOICE. The inspiration for this collection of essays, stems from the lead author, Jessica Buchanan's, own self-abandonment experience in 2011...
The Silent Sound of Darkness
By: Sue Muraida (Formerly Sue Skalicky)
The Facebook friend request glares back at Jaclyn Friedman. It is the face of her childhood abuser. She holds her breath as she looks at how age has sculpted his face with an unfamiliar texture. Nightmares rush to the surface. Adrenalin strikes her heart at full force. His eyes pierce her soul through the screen with the same fearful message she suffered as a child. Be silent or your family will die. Twenty-three years ago she believed him to be dead. Now, he’s invaded her carefully constructed life. The shameful secret she has carried alone all these years now threatens to become deadly. Breaking the silence could be the only way for Jaclyn and her family to escape alive.
The Silent Sound of Darkness is a compelling look at the impact of childhood sexual abuse and the deadliness of the silence that too often follows.