Silent Overcomer is a tell-all memoir about the author’s life of perpetual trauma.
How do you survive and heal from an overwhelming childhood of trauma and rejection that no one recognized at the time but you? Unwanted even before birth, Tracee L. Hunt has a mother who despised her and took every opportunity to make her feel insignificant. In her searing, soul-baring memoir “Silent Overcomer,” Hunt describes her critical years growing up in a household where being parented by fear and intimidation was normal, and spending weekends with her loving grandparents was the only quality time she had and her only relief from emotional and physical torment. Her mother’s favorite phrase “I HOLD THE KEY” reinforced the message that Hunt’s life was totally controlled by her mother and she should never forget it.
From the crushing revelation at age twelve of who her real father is to taking on motherly responsibilities for her baby brother at age thirteen, Hunt’s adolescence was marked by emotional neglect and an aching need for love and validation. “At sixteen, she was devastated when her protector, her older brother, left for college, which only paved the way for the wrath of her mother to intensify. Though graduating at the top of her class, Hunt married her high school sweetheart instead of going directly to college – and her life took an unpredictable turn.
Emotional wounds from the past can break you, or you can reframe them and change your perspective. By sharing her insights and encouraging readers to examine their own traumas, Hunt offers hope and encouragement to anyone struggling with adversity, whether past or present. Her honesty and courage in telling her no-holds-barred story is an inspiring message of resilience. Emotional pain does not have to be passed down from generation to generation. It’s possible to turn life’s traumas into life’s triumphs – even when forgiveness seem impossible.
Loved the book! Once you pick it up, you can’t put it down. It made me realize that trauma really does come in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t have to be big to be trauma. The last chapter was my favorite! You never know what really lies behind someone‘s smile.
I went to grade school with Tracee. She was always beautiful, kind and smart! I commend her for sharing her story and even more for overcoming the trauma she faced at such a young age! This book is definitely a must read!