She battled through depression, an abusive relationship and a suicide attempt. Now inspirational mum Fatima Alexander launches “I Am Unashamed” – a lifestyle magazine with a difference
Having walked away from an abusive relationship and suffering from depression for more than 20 years, single mother Fatima Alexander knows that even the darkest nights can give rise to the brightest mornings. First her mother passed away, then she lost her niece to brain cancer; her son was diagnosed with leukemia diagnosis shortly afterwards. When the pain was too much to bear, depression consumed her and she attempted to end her own life.
Thankfully her story doesn’t end there. After picking up a pen and paper one day, Alexander gradually discovered how the written word can actually change how you think, feel and live your life. Through months of journaling and writing about her feelings, she found a form of self-expression that propelled herself through her personal abyss; writing saved her.
Today, Alexander is determined to use the written word to help others – and she’s putting her money where her mouth is. With an almost impossible feat ahead, she cleaned out her bank account and formed her own magazine – I Am Unashamed. Not your typical glossy mag, this publication’s mission is to feature only empowering articles that foster positive change in the life of the reader and encourage those who have dreams to push through no matter how impossible it may seem.
Each edition features interviews with successful singers, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and everyday people. Each talks openly about the adversity they’ve faced in their lives and the gift of a second chance. From mental-health challenges to poverty and teenage pregnancy, I Am Unashamed reveals that no matter the circumstance, anything is possible.
“Everyone deals with struggles and difficulties in their lives – from mental health issues to being bombarded by ‘perfect’ lives on social media. I wanted to create a new kind of magazine that inspires its readers with stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” says Alexander. “Despite the obstacles in my life, I made it. And you can too but only if you push through the pain, get back up and try again”.
The magazine launches in the UK on 1 February and is published quarterly on Amazon UK.
For more information please visit www.iamunashamedmag.com
About Fatima Alexander
Fatima lives in Virginia, USA and has also written a self-help book called The Faith of Hannah. She is passionate about empowering other men and women and is a motivational speaker.