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This White House: Recovery from Incest Through Painting My Story (Book One)

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Gabriel Orion Marie's paintings have touched my soul. I encouraged her to follow her heart and give her paintings and story a place in the world where others may find encouragement and perhaps even hear the cry of their own souls in the mirror of her paintings. - Marilyn Van Derbur, author Miss America By Day

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This White House is the first in an utterly unique series of three books from ...

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Overview

Reviews:
Gabriel Orion Marie's paintings have touched my soul. I encouraged her to follow her heart and give her paintings and story a place in the world where others may find encouragement and perhaps even hear the cry of their own souls in the mirror of her paintings. - Marilyn Van Derbur, author Miss America By Day

Synopsis:
This White House is the first in an utterly unique series of three books from Gabriel Orion Marie that tell the story of her amazing recovery from extreme and horrific physical, sexual, emotional, and spiritual abuse. Her drawings and paintings are powerful and deeply moving. Her words expound magnificently on the images. The offer courage to other survivors of abuse/violence and are already being used by some therapists and students of psychology because they provide a vivid and unique inside view into the heart of a broken and healed woman.

The themes in presented in This White House introduce you to Gabriel's life and the early years of abuse, which include being sold by her father as a child prostitute and being used for child pornography. She takes you into her experience of becoming many selves and the resulting anguish of insanity. You will quickly come to love this child/woman and will want to follow her through to her recovery after you have been privy to what this books reveals.

As part of honoring the YWCA Annual Week Without Violence Campaign, a selection of Gabriel Orion Marie's paintings were displayed in an exhibit entitled "Strength from Brokenness" in Kampen, Netherlands in Nov 27-Dec 13 2012. She is a featured artist with the foundation Art out of Violence in the Netherlands (www.kunstuitgeweld.nl).

A number of the Author's paintings have been used in presentations promoting sexual abuse awareness at the Awakenings Foundation in Chicago, Illinois - a foundation created to help victims of violence who have used art as a path for recovery. She will have an exhibit at the Awakenings Foundation Gallery in October of 2013.

About This Series:
There are many themes in the areas of wounding and healing from sexual abuse, incest, and torture, and for my books, I have chosen themes that were most prominent in my journey. I created over 325 paintings and drawings during several years of my therapy and have arranged selections of them by themes for chapters. I tried to choose paintings in each topic that I felt would communicate best what I am trying to share.

These themes and paintings are divided into three books, each sharing the subtitle Recovery From Incest Through Painting My Story:

This White House (Book One)
Chapter 1 A Legacy of Shame: A Brief Autobiography
Chapter 2 First Revelations: Beginning Therapy
Chapter 3 Child Pornography/Child Prostitution
Chapter 4 Multiplicity
Chapter 5 Inner Deaths: Borderline Series
Chapter 6 Obesity and Measurement
Chapter 7 Spirituality and Guilt

Going Sane (Book Two)
Chapter 1 The Therapeutic Relationship
Chapter 2 Establishing My Insanity
Chapter 3 Tortured: Segreto Oscuro (Dark Secret)
Chapter 4 The Penis Question
Chapter 5 The Fiercest Taboo
Chapter 6 Sensations
Chapter 7 Some of My Selves

A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)
Chapter 1 Choosing Consciousness
Chapter 2 Grieving
Chapter 3 Letting Go
Chapter 4 Forgiveness
Chapter 5 A New Beginning
Chapter 6 The Dawn and I
Chapter 7 Only Now

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781629670041
  • Publisher: Wise Media Group LLC
  • Publication date: 8/22/2013
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

I am a Woman, a Survivor, and I AM.
Love was Instilled in my Soul, my Core
At my Beginning

Horrors and Unspeakable Violence
Rained down on me from the day of my Birth
My first Appearance in the World
Was met with Rage and A Deadly Intent
To Crush my Life
To Extinguish My Light

My Fathers Despising and Loathing of Me
Manifested through Torture and Rape
My Mothers Complicity , Her Abandonment
Shattered me to Pieces
But not to Death

Here I AM
I Cry
I Laugh, I Sing
I Fly
I Shine
I Love.

I Am Gabriel Orion Marie

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