Constance Briscoe

‘I handed my school photograph to my mother. She stared from the photograph to me. “Lord, sweet Lord, how come she so ugly. Ugly. Ugly.’

This was just the beginning of the physical and emotional abuse Constance suffered at the hand of her mother. Frequently denied food and beaten, things got so bad she tried to hand herself in to Social Services. And then aged thirteen, her mum simply got up left, there was no food in the house, no electricity and no gas.

This is Constance’s incredible story of survival and how to triumph over the bleakest of circumstances.

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