Beautiful: Unashamed and Unafraid

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A girl, an island, and an unimaginable secret…

As a young girl growing up in Jamaica, Jozanne Marie’s greatest desire was to restore a missing ancestral link and satisfy a longing for the one person she believed could affirm her identity…

Her father.

He had left for America when she was just an infant. After five years living on the island with an emotionally unavailable mother and a young grandmother (hiding a pocket full of secrets), her father made his triumph return. He drove up in a white 1980s Volkswagen Beetle, enchanting as a dream, and Jozanne believed her paternal protector had finally come back for her. Tragically, her supposed redeemer became her greatest adversary.

Beautiful is one woman’s courageous spiritual journey to self-love and healing after a childhood of sexual and physical abuse.