My Story

The name Chipo means "A Gift"

Who am i? A loaded question. Looking back on my life journey so far, it brings up different answers depending when the period in my life. Who i am has transformed and ranges from being the scared little girl, the angry little girl, the angry and frustrated teenager, the independent young adult. At another time i was the advocate for disenfranchised. These titles defined my whole being and personality at those periods of  life. 

Now looking at myself today and asking the same question reminds me of Jeremiah 1:5 that reminds me of God's providence over my whole being, "I knew you before i  formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born, i set you apart and appointed you...".

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This partial memoir is filled with information and advice about how to overcome childhood trauma from a Christian woman’s’ perspective. My story will take you on a journey from childhood trauma, parents’ divorce through how it colored, influenced, and shaped me as an adult and my experience in the single motherhood process. Follow me on my journey of self-discovery, as well as how i wrestled with the effects of unresolved childhood trauma, and my spiritual, psychological, and emotional journey towards healing. Explore the long-term effects of my childhood trauma and how difficult the fight is to overcome the said trauma. Come along as we uncover some basic steps that can help the healing process including, recognizing the presence of lingering effects of the trauma, seeking help, and most importantly the significance of doing the work that it takes to heal. Follow along as i embarked on this journey to be the God-fearing single mother she is today

A woman is praying in the palm of her hands.
In The Palm of His Hands: From Childhood Trauma to Single Motherhood. Paperback - May 2021 by Chipo Mathis (Author)
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