Purple Sky Survivalist: Growing Up a Victim of Illusions

Purple Sky Survivalist: Growing Up a Victim of Illusions

by Deborah Kinisky


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The upbringing of a child should be done with tender affection because the possibilities for the future are endless. Yes, there will be challenges along the way, but every human life must be nurtured and cherished. Now, imagine a little girl with a loving family; perhaps one that is a little idealistic but one that we all hope for. A mother who teaches her daughter that anything is possible, mentors her as she transitions through life and provides her with the 'something old, something new, something blue' on her wedding day. A father who loves his little girl and treasures her for her curiosity to learn, encourages her to challenge stereotypes and teaches his daughter about how young men should behave in the early dating scene and throughout a strong marriage. Where siblings squabble and grow to appreciate one another. A family who has the glue that keeps them balanced in times of instability because of their deep love for one another. I wish this was Deborah's story. It is not. What is amazing about this story, is that regardless of Deborah's horrific childhood and a lack of strong role models, Deborah has learned from her own journey.

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ISBN-13: 9780995220317
Publisher: Deborah Kinisky
Publication date: 01/31/2018
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Deborah Kinisky is proud, blessed and thankful to live in Edmonton, Alberta with her loving husband, youngest son, 2 four-legged DOGhters while her eldest son loves her from afar in the U.K. She loves to spend down time with her family playing board games, taking road trips and snuggling with her doghters. She has many passions and hobbies in life but photography and being a culinary enthusiast would be her top two which means in her spare time you can find her with a camera stuck to her face or in the kitchen with flour on the tip of her nose. She was always an avid reader and writer at heart who should have been a statistic but rose above the adversity and is here to tell you about it. Making the choice in 2007 to attend NorQuest College instead of partaking in an illicit lifestyle empowered her to transform her way of learned behavior she refers to as living under a purple sky. In 2015 she decided to share her traumatic and healing journey by way of publishing a memoir HerStory- Victim to Victorious which is a raw depiction of abuses and triumphs throughout her life. Her main goal is to help others in their journey of healing through self-awareness. She proudly is an honorary alumni member at NorQuest College who has spoken at a Fundraising breakfast in 2010 and Human Library in 2015 and most recently at the International Women's Day Celebration in May of 2016. Deborah looks forward to inspiring you with her words and to hearing from you soon at: www.deborahkinisky.com

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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite A young girl's understanding of how normal families function is challenged in the moving memoir, Purple Sky Survivalist: Growing Up a Victim of Illusions, Survivalist to Thrivalist Volume 1 by Deborah Kinisky. As a small child, Deborah felt that she and her older brother, Ryan, were unloved and tolerated by their parents. With their father always running from the law, they were continually being uprooted and moving to a new location, adding to their instability. Together, the two siblings struggled to overcome neglect and rejection until Ryan reached his teens; then Deborah was left to face the world alone. Having parents who were swingers, the lines of propriety were blurred, and with her brother no longer her champion, Deborah experienced incidents that were physically and emotionally degrading. Although these occurrences always left her feeling victimized and worthless, she believed she was the one with a problem. Because of her family's lifestyle, she had little concept of what was socially acceptable and what was perverted. When things became unbearable, a surprising event transformed her life, turning her focus away from her misery and giving her a purpose. It was the miracle of unconditional love, and because of this gift, Deborah resolved to make a better life for herself. But with her warped history, can Deborah remove the colored veil and see what is an illusion and what is real? Will she ever be able to make a break for freedom? Purple Sky Survivalist by Deborah Kinisky is a heart-wrenching and moving memoir. The account is eloquent and flows well for a personal narrative. Her story presents a candid glimpse of a child's perception of their world; it shows how those who are in charge of them are instrumental in the formation of their views of human and social interaction. This awe-inspiring personal account superbly depicts how a glimmer of light shining in the darkest moments of life can redirect and transform a person's life. It is a remarkable testament of fortitude in imperfect circumstances, and portrays the ability to overcome overwhelming obstacles with pure, unconditional love. I recommend this outstanding autobiography to those who love reading real life experiences of personal growth and empowerment. Because of the mild sexual implications, it may be more suitable for those who are young adults and above.