Outside the Gate: The Inspiring True Story of an Orphaned Girl Who Survived the Abusive Canadian Foster System
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Author: June Smith
Publisher: Westbow Publishing
Publishing Date: September 23, 2022
Page Count: 218
“Gold Strands of Hope Woven in the Dark Fabric of Trauma, Creating Healing from Darkness into the Light.”
Silenced once but silent no more. June tells her true story. An orphaned child separated from her brother Freddie and her mother at age four, forever lost to each other. They were both thrown under the wheels of a system that swallowed them up.
Now June raises her voice in drama and dialogue and invites the world to go with her on the journey as Ward of the Crown in Ontario, Canada. She tells her tragic story of a child born outside the gate. Moving from her pleasant early years in one of the last standing orphanages in Canada, she then enters into the foster care system. There she experiences violence and cruelty that threatens her life.
It is a voice of survival. It is a voice raised in the memory of all children who have lost the battle. A voice raised for the children who are still suffering. A voice of hope. Throwing off the dark clothes of shame and fear. June found the key to open the gate and invites you to join her in her dance of freedom.