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[Seminar] Stories Of Survival

  • Addison Rd Community Centre 142 Addison Road Marrickville (map)

Leola Rose presents Stories Of Survival

Stories of Survival is a platform for survivors to share. Not only to help inspire audiences, but to allow the story teller to accept and be at peace with the hardships experienced in their life.

I'm honoured to host 3 beautiful ladies as they share their challenges and ultimately their triumphs through years of trauma. The evening will be an intimate night of raw story telling that I'm sure you will resonate with as well as be able to heed some life experiences shared by our panel.

Introducing our speakers


Carly Jeffrey always felt a little 'different', and wasn't totally surprised to find out in her early 20s that she displayed traits of OCD, Anxiety and Depression. On the night Carly will share how small steps and manageable adjustments can end up making a world of difference to your mindset and your life.

This will be an honest look at how surviving trauma such as toxic people, bullying, societal stigma and the loss of a loved one can become incredible learning experiences that build resilience, determination and inner strength.


Melissa Wiringi is an author, speaker and mind bender, helping women on a mission to achieve their highest potential. She has risen up after suffering domestic violence, depression and becoming a solo mother.

She has not only survived but thrived, taking control of her life and making many of her lifelong dreams a reality. Melissa is an inspirational human demonstrating how we can use our difficult times to motivate us to discover our inner greatness and achieve our dreams.


Elaine Laurel - Having survived layers of trauma across 3 decades, Elaine will share how her powerful discovery of ‘choice’ helped her through years of depression, self sabotage, recovery from sexual trauma and deep loss.

Her story will be shared with the utmost vulnerability and honesty. Her mantra is that “Healing happens through unpacking and sharing. Only through this can we clear space to allow the good stuff in.”

Earlier Event: October 6
Guest Speaker at Fiji Day Sydney 2018
Later Event: March 12
[Seminar] Stories Of Survival