With a pen in her hand and a camera hanging around her neck, southern Manitoba native, Marianne Curtis has written several thousand freelance articles for the Dawson Trail Dispatch since 1997.
Her debut publication, a memoir called Finding Gloria, is a source of hope and inspiration for others as Marianne reveals raw, honest details about the mental and physical abuse she suffered as a child and teenager and how she found love, healing and peace. It reached the top of the Amazon best sellers list numerous occasions in Canada, United States and United Kingdom.
Since releasing Finding Gloria, Curtis has raised international awareness on the effects of child abuse, bullying, mental health issues and social injustice through writing and speaking engagements on radio, newspaper, podcasts, social media and television. For this work, she received a YWCA Woman of Distinction award nod in 2013.
In the fall of 2014, Curtis will release Rae of Hope: Stories from Survivors, a compilation of stories written by bullying survivors around the world. “Rae of Hope” unites survivors with common goals – to inspire, give hope, save lives and ultimately Stop Bullying across the world.