Sophie will talk about her childhood experiences and how she managed to slowly recover but also pay back to the organisations (like Samaritans) who had helped her along the way. Her story is one of incredible resilience and demonstrates very powerfully that it is possible to overcome the worst start in life. Her book Scarred was published in 2008 and ten years on she still received emails on a daily basis from people who have been inspired by her words. Sophie is an accomplished public speaker and was recently asked to present a TEDMED talk in Palm Springs. Her talk has now been posted on the TED site and has received over 1.5m views. Sophie is now writing a second book which is a novel that once again draws on her life experiences.