Broken To Be Beautiful
Xenia is the co-founder of At The Ark. This is the story behind At The Ark and Brave Little Bear.
Xenia always dreamed of having a perfect marriage and when she was 18 years old she fell in love with Richard. She thought her dreams had come true, but his funny, quirky behaviours very quickly changed into more sinister motives. She then spent 15 years navigating her way through the destructive behaviours of her first husband. Domestic violence was demonstrated through control, manipulation and sexual abuse, even after their separation he sought to control her by using their four children against her, making the next few years even harder than she ever could have imagined.
Xenia's honest, candid and raw account of her story creates hope and awareness for every reader. Through the struggle and fight to survive, the warrior that was deeply implanted inside of her, emerged. She found a strength she never knew she could possibly possess. Through her recovery she found the romance she always dreamed of with her soul mate, where she discovered what a perfect marriage really looked like.This is a true story of one woman's battle to overcome domestic violence and discover when all was stripped away, she found what emerged, was a restored woman, able to conquer her past.