How do you survive and heal from an overwhelming childhood of trauma and rejection that no one recognized at the time but you? Unwanted even before birth, Tracee L. Hunt has a mother who despised her and took every opportunity to make her feel insignificant. In her searing, soul-bearing memoir “Silent Overcomer,” Hunt describes her critical years growing up in a household where being parented by fear and intimidation was normal, and spending weekends with her loving grandparents was the only quality time she had and her only relief from emotional and physical torment. Her mother’s favorite phrase “I HOLD THE KEY” reinforced the message that Hunt’s life was totally controlled by her mother and she should never forget it.
From the crushing revelation at age twelve of who her real father is to taking on motherly responsibilities for her baby brother at age thirteen, Hunt’s adolescence was marked by emotional neglect and an aching need for love and validation. At sixteen, she was devastated when her protector, her older brother, left for college, which only paved the way for the wrath of her mother to intensify. Though graduating at the top of her class, Hunt married her high school sweetheart instead of going directly to college – and her life took an unpredictable turn.
Emotional wounds from the past can break you, or you can reframe them and change your perspective. By sharing her insights and encouraging readers to examine their own traumas, Hunt offers hope and encouragement to anyone struggling with adversity, whether past or present. Her honesty and courage in telling her no-holds-barred story is an inspiring message of resilience. Emotional pain does not have to be passed down from generation to generation. It’s possible to turn life’s traumas into life’s triumphs – even when forgiveness seems impossible.
TRACEE HUNT is the founder and CEO of Total HR Solutions, a full-cycle Human Resources Consulting Firm. Tracee was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has resided in New Jersey for the past 35 years where she paid her own way through under-graduate and graduate school. She holds degrees in Accounting, Vocational Education and Human Services with an emphasis in Human Resources Management. Tracee has had a progressive career in Human Resources in a wide array of industries, including over 15 years in the C-Suite. Tracee’s most notable career accomplishment prior to starting her own company, which she has successfully operated since 2013, was her time spent as the Vice President of Human Resources and Public Relations for Philadelphia Coca-Cola. Tracee enjoys retail therapy, active sports, and spending time with her closest family and friends. She is happily married to Ben Hunt III for 27 years and they have two children, Benjamin IV and Taylor.
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