Xenia Schembri has had to face challenges as she navigated her way through a 15-year domestic violent marriage with her first husband. She has authored Broken To Be Beautiful to highlight that there is freedom and a victorious life waiting for anyone who finds the courage to move past their trauma and pain. She is eager to educate people that domestic violence is not just about the physical bruises but it is also the financial, mental, emotional and verbal abuse that takes its toll on the survivor. This book shows a tenacity and warrior mentality can be developed to conquer circumstances beyond our own control. This is her story of how she has turned the ashes of a broken life into an ornament of beauty.
Xenia is an international author of a 3-book series written to empower families, educators and other professionals to equip this and future generations with self-protective behaviours.
Xenia and her husband, Simon, are associate Pastors of a church on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, they have also founded a charity called At The Ark Inc. This charity supports families whose children have been sexually abused. It also equips organisations such as churches, schools and child care centres to protect children and prevent child abuse. She is also a qualified counsellor.
This year Xenia has won the Heart award for Outstanding Achievement from the Heart of Women Awards and was also a finalist for the Youth and children services award.
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Xenia is available for speaking engagements and has spoken at women events, breakfasts, conferences, and churches throughout Australia and Internationally.