The Silent Scream: An Anthology of Despair, Struggle and Hope is a collection of raw, honest and inspirational memoirs, anecdotes, poems and art works about a range of topics including eating disorders, self-harm, childhood sexual abuse, rape, addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD and generally feeling worthless in a society demanding perfection.
The Girl Who Runs With Wolves is Maria's debut novel for Young Adults (YA). Maria is still currently working on this project:
"He came for me. Again. His black wings beat in crescendos, like the sound of thunder; a storm of destruction meandering towards me from all directions. From the depths of darkness He emerged, to consume my spirit and steal my soul."
Not My Cross to Bear is a commentary on who really bears the burden of sexual abuse, assault and rape. Who really carries that cross?
I certainly felt that I had inherited my perpetrators sin and therefore carried my own metaphorical cross throughout my life in the form of eating disorders and self-destructive behaviours...
All works copyright Maria Alfieri unless stated otherwise. Photos copyright Flo Westbrook - Flotography.
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