Hollowed is a brave, searingly honest memoir that gives a face and a voice to an all-too-real, all-too-common, and often, all-too-silenced trauma. It is a powerful story of hurt, healing, and, ultimately, hope. The hollowing begins at the tender age of 19 when she enlists in the United States Air Force. Her time in the military will bring disbelief, outrage, and agony as you read about her experiences, which have shaken her core beliefs and distorted her views of trust and fairness. With each turning of the page, you'll learn of the significant steps taken to discredit and conceal the tragic rape and wrongful discharge. Travel along to uncover the strength necessary to confront the giant bureaucracy of the VA. This inspirational memoir is filled with reflections for insights to grow and adapt to all the challenges life has to dish out. For an additional journey on a ride that leaves her physically and soulfully hollow, you'll want to read the book, "Hollowed" – An Amazing True Story of a Woman Who Endured the Hollowing of Her Spirit, Body, and Soul.
About the Author
Annamarie Ibrahim is a dedicated wife, mother and friend who is more physically hollow than most pumpkins on Halloween. As a successful internationally known keynote inspirational speaker and trainer, she found herself in need of her own teachings. While enduring unimaginable hardships and being forced to take on the US Military and VA, she has had to make incomprehensible decisions. She maintains her humility, humor and extreme playfulness while sharing an extraordinary message. As the founder of Sparkfire Seminars, Annamarie lights a fire in the heart of her audiences while sharing the tips and tools to tackle their own controversies in life. She takes great pride in the knowledge that readers of her first book, “Hollowed” An Amazing True Story About a Woman Who Endured the Hollowing of Her Spirit, Body and Soul, and her blog enjoy the humorous and insightful manner in which they laugh and learn to live life with greater appreciation and joy; she hopes that her second book will do the same. Annamarie enjoys celebrating life with her husband and dog in their home in the Sierra Foothills of California. She is truly a breath of fresh air and a force of nature!