Kacey Kells interview


A little introduction:

Hello! My name is Kacey Kells. I’m 27. I was born and raised in Vancouver Island. I’ve been sexually assaulted when I was 17 and moved to settle in London UK with my mother where I lived until last year. After the trauma, my counselor at the Rape Crisis Centre recommended me to write something about what had happened as a therapy, and this personal diary became a book (KELLCEY) after the recommendation of my mom and my counselor. I now love in Paris, where I am a student, and am currently writing a book on the objectification of women and the benefits of women empowerment.

When did your love of books begin?

My love of books started when I was a little girl. My father, who is astrophysicist, often told me stories about stars, galaxies and the universe, and in my mind there was something magical here! Hence I started reading to fill my dreams.

When did you start to have the wish to become an author?

To be honest, I never intended to become an author. As explained above, I started writing because it was the only way for me to express my feelings and explain what had happen and what the consequences were. It was supposed to be a personal diary, but I was later told that I should publish it and hence explain what it is to be victim of sexual abuse and what the consequences are... because that could help, both victims and others.

How have you found the process for becoming an author & what would you say to those wanting to become an author?

My experience proves that there is no ‘recipe’ to become a writer. You only need to have something to say and start writing. The rest comes naturally.
Writing KELLCEY was a wonderful experience. It helped me to heal first: because we are social animals and we need to communicate. And when, for some reasons, we are unable to tell orally what we would like to share, writing is the solution. Actually, writing is fascinating, it’s powerful: I mean, even today, I’m shy and feel sometimes ashamed and thus still hardly capable to speak about certain things… but I can write! I can try to communicate, tell and explain what is essential to me.

What do you love about the writing/reading community?

And the writing community is and has been a key support! Initially, I was scared to communicate online. I feared to be bullied…  But I discovered an amazing community where most people are extremely kind and supportive. We started to trust them, love them, and frankly, I wouldn’t be the same today without them!

If you could say anything to your readers what would it be?

To my readers, I would like to explain that if you’re a victim, you’re not a criminal!!! Rape is certainly the worst kind of crime because it breaks the victim who not only suffers the assault but also the consequences. It’s a mean in the hands of patriarchy to break and keep women silent. But our so called modern societies need every skill, every brain to become more innovative, stable and efficient so that they can address the challenges that lie ahead.

Where can people connect with you?

Everyone is welcome to communicate with me on Twitter (@KaceyKells) or FB. I also have a website: https://kaceykells.wixsite.com/kellcey


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