On today’s episode, I chat with Manuela Darling director of The Silver Linings Book, a project showcasing the power and inspiration of women who have overcome physical and mental illness and expressing their stories on a whole new level.
For more information head to http://www.silverliningsproject.co
About Manuela Darling
Manuela Calin Darling was born in a small town in regional Romania in 1993 to Roma (gypsy) parents. ( Her parents were 16 when they married and her grandparents 13, as is the Roma tradition). She was abandoned at the age of 6 days and adopted when she was 3-and-a-half years old. She spent all that time in an orphanage. Her parents were part of a group of Australian adoptive parents who used a Romanian doctor and husband to trace the children’s family backgrounds. Her parent by law knew absolutely nothing before that. So it was in 2006 when she was 13 that she found out about her family heritage and that both of her parents and all four siblings were still together as a family. She was the only one adopted out.
Though her years, Manuela has had a heart to support women to find their purpose and value with in their suffering and to see a bigger and brighter future for their lives , families and careers. To make this vision possible Manuela start this very project, to bring freedom to other women going through physical and mental illness and giving them an opportunity to see a bigger and brighter future, through the lives of other women that have overcome.
Manuela project has now got international coverage from Tv, Radio, Magazines and endorsements from Hollywood Stars. Fashion designers that have worked with Lady Gaga, David Jones, Royal Escort and more have come on board. She now has over 96 companies Nation-wide supporting this book creation. With offers for a TV series in the new year and also a publishing offer to be seen in Australia, America and Europe, creating funds to make more books to then be donated again into the Australian Hospitals annually.