Get Up Nation®! My name is Ben Biddick, the Creator and Host of the Get Up Nation® Podcast and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Madeleine Black, an international speaker, psychotherapist, and the author of the new book called Unbroken: One Woman’s Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence. Madeleine grew up in London in the late 1970’s and was brutally sexually assaulted at the age of 13 by two American teenagers. She lived in a state of shock and self-loathing as a result of the assault, and it took years of struggle to confront her painful memories and begin to undo the damage. In 2014, after coming to terms with how the trauma had shaped her life, she shared her story publicly for the first time. In her new book Unbroken, Madeleine shares her journey of profound trauma, and her discovery that our lives are not defined by what knocks us down but are defined by how we get back up. I am honored Madeleine has taken time to share her journey of profound courage with Get Up Nation®.