Hell & Heaven at 8 is one of four books in the Embracing Me series which tells of my life's journey from girlhood to my current womanhood, having gone through abuse, disappointment, rape, molestation and many other experiences. The story is told in eight year increments, discussing the pivotal points in my life that have allowed me to heal, grow and embrace myself for the woman I was created to be. The fact of the matter is my story is a common one, often held inside without the gory details of each bitter experience that has left and leaves young women wounded for generations. Although the book discloses true accounts of my life, again, it is t to bash or tear down but rather; to build.My hope is that in sharing and exposing the deepest parts of me, other women and girls will have an opportunity to embrace every experience that makes them valuable, uniquely created, intricate members of society while going through their own process of healing. This series opens the doorway for each reader to reconcile with past hurts, abuses in any form, abandonment, neglect, disappointment, grief, divorce, rape, abortion, sexual assault, miscarriage and the list goes on. It is my hope that you gain an understanding of your own significance to begin embracing who you are and without defining yourself according to failures, successes, generational curses or the like. Essentially, healing broken women leads to healing and restoration of broken boys, men and prayerfully, families.