Survivor to share her ordeal to help others

PORT Elizabeth motivational speaker Cayly Warner will share how she survived her own hijacking and rape ordeal with guests at our Women with Drive workshops.

Warner, who featured in the Weekend Post (“Rape survivor shares pain”, August 4), for her harrowing yet inspirational story, will give a short talk titled “Dandelions in the Whirlwind”.

“You can either choose to let that whirlwind pluck everything from you and render you a hysterical, bitter mess or learn from the difficulties and let them make you better,” Warner says.

Her address at Women with Drive will focus on how she would like the seeds from her traumatic life experience ultimately to plant a positive message in the lives of others.

“There is a power in sharing our stories of hope and encouraging others who have gone through, or are still to journey through, pain and trauma.

“Not just pain comes from difficulties but also purpose and passion. My aim is to scatter seeds of growth, confidence and hope,” Warner says.

The Bay-born and educated drama teacher studied performing arts and recently opened her own studio, aptly called Bloom Studio.

Workshops cover themes such as confidence, personal presence, public speaking, self-esteem and other topics.

Read more at Warner’s WordPress blog, Dandelion Days.

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