Domestic violence survivor, radio presenter, and author of ‘Resilience: Memoir of a Broken Little Girl, Toni Lontis joins DAWNCast to share her journey from survivor to saviour. Toni discusses how she’s managed to turn her life around from domestic violence victim to becoming an inspirational author and self made radio presenter in her 50s.
00:00 - Introduction
00.44 - 05.20 - Why ‘Resilience - Memoir of a Broken little Girl’
05.50 - 07.33 - Toni talks about the critical moment when she decided to take control of her life after her 18 year old daughter revealed being sexually abused by the man Toni was about to marry.
07.50 - 09.52 - How to deal with response from Toni's book
10.36 - 11.40 - The importance of education to empower young people, especially young women, to recognise abuse and trauma early on.
12.05 - 14.39 - How Toni's audiobook led to her ‘radio voice’ presenting an online
radio show, Radio Toni.
15.06 - 15.47 - How life can begin at 50 for women.
16.33 - 19.18 - How to use positive self talk to tackle your demons and develop self-confidence, especially for youth.
19.50 - 23.26 - You're never too old to learn new skills: Toni's radio career and her growth in her 50s.
24.27 - 26.14 - Leaving behind nursing
26.52 - 28.56 - Taking small steps to rebuild
29.11 - 34.34 - Living life's purpose through positive mindset: "This too shall pass"
34.48 - 35.59 Toni talks about her llamas as therapy
36.02 -38.37 - What's next and post Covid19
39.07 - 39.41- Toni talks about goat yoga
To find out more about Toni Lontis go to the following links:
Or to purchase her book ‘Resilience Memoir of a Broken Little Girl’: