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Beating verbal abuse: How to disempower the words that hurt you

When words hurt, there’s a way to turn the words themselves into the salve, says Lexy Wren-Sillevis in this extract from her book 'WOMXN: Sticks and Stones'

08 August 2021 - 00:01 By Lexy Wren-Sillevis

A stranger called me sexy and it completely changed my life. Words can do that. One word, spoken but once - a complete game-changer. Perhaps that sounds familiar, yet also slightly ridiculous. Well, that's life, folks, and we live in a very complex world...

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