Broadcaster Susan Vickers is preparing to launch her first book and identity and empowerment.
She is also a model, entrepreneur, and community champion who supports many local festivals, charities, and events.
“I am so looking forward to launching this book which has been 30 years in the making. It is about growing up in the 1970s during a turbulent time and struggling with identity, adoption, and self-worth. I want this book to be my legacy and I believe it is more relevant than ever before and I want to help other people who may be in the same position as me.”
Susan broadcasts daily on international radio to over 985K people and uses her platform to talk about issues many of us struggle with daily.
This book has been over 30 years in the making, dealing with family, mental health, identity, and sacrifice. However, with the cultural revolution over the past few years, Susan has finally been able to feel the world is a safer place to talk about her struggles and identity.
“I am hoping that this will help other people talk about who they really are, without fear of being judged. If this book helps just one person, then it would all have been worth it.”
Behind the façade of a confident, strong empowered lady, lies an abused, tormented, and abandoned child wanting to be accepted and loved.
But in a world where the National Front was a pandemic and growing up in a sea of white faces and abuse, Susan was drowning in humiliation and hatred. When the world judged her by her skin colour, her only way of surviving was through denial or seeking revenge.
“The title of my book will be called ‘Traced’, and it will be releasing April 2022. This has been an emotional journey and I have taken time out my broadcasting role to write this book. It has brought back a lot of deep seated memories, some good and some bad, and I have plumbed the depth of my soul. But I want to help people that maybe experiencing the same as I did.”