The COVID-19 restrictions have many of us looking for empowering media to tide us through self isolation, and this literary anthology delivers just that. I Fly is a collection of stories that revolve around secrets, adversity and ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit.

Six months ago, the 20 people behind these narratives had never met but their stories of overcoming adversity have the potential to inspire women everywhere. Gold Coast’s Annette Densham’s story is about how she lived with a monster when she was 12 years old.

“We moved in with my grandparents when I was 10 because my mum was struggling to work and care for us. As I got older, the home that was meant to be safe became a place I did everything I could not be at home,” she said.“I wrote this chapter because with the #metoo movement, I realised it was time to speak up.”

Already a best seller in Amazon’s self-development category, I Fly, published by Change Empire Books, touches on stories of ordinary people who have overcome extraordinary life events. Cathryn Mora, I Fly’s publisher, said what inspired them all was the hope that somebody out there facing the same thing would no longer feel alone. The authors hail from Australia (eight from South East Queensland, two from regional Queensland, two from Sydney, and the rest from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Africa.

“When we first collated the stories into one document and I read them through, I cried,” she said. “In fact, I bawled. I cried because of the sheer and overwhelming injustice in the world – how can anyone survive what some of these people have been through? Then I cried for the bravery of these remarkable authors, and how proud I am of this book.”

I Fly is available for sale on Amazon.

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