Samantha Lawler

Samantha Lawler’s mother was murdered by her father in 1999 at the family home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her father admitted to strangling his wife, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and rape and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.Read more

Mathew Shurka

In 2004, when Mathew Shurka was 16 his father took him to a licensed therapist who claimed he could make gay people straight.Read more

Madeleine Black

Madeleine Black is a counsellor and lives in Glasgow. Growing up in London in the late 1970’s she was brutally raped at the age of 13 by two American teenagers.Read more

Tony McAleer

"What ultimately changed me was becoming a single parent and raising two children on my own."Read more

Nyatuel Chuol Thok Loklok

"I had to forgive myself or else I couldn’t get rid of my militaristic mindset."Read more

Hanneke Coates

After the invasion of Java by the Japanese in 1942, Hanneke Coates was forced to spend three and a half years of her childhood in one of over 300 concentration camps based around the Archipelago.Read more

Oren Kalisman

Oren Kalisman, 30, is a physics student at Tel Aviv University. During his time in the Israeli army he was a lieutenant and platoon commander.Read more

Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele

In 1993 Lyndi Fourie was killed in the Heidelberg Tavern Massacre in Cape Town, aged 23. Nine years later, her mother, Ginn Fourie, confronted the man who had ordered the attack.Read more

Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel

On 12th February 1993 Mary Johnson’s only son, 20-year-old Laramiun Byrd, was murdered. The perpetrator was 16-year-old Oshea Israel who received a 25 year sentence for second degree murder. Many years later Mary visited Oshea in prison.Read more

Assaad Emile Chaftari

"I would venture into the jaws of hell if my story could shift just one person's views and move them away from violence."Read more