My name is Zoe Niklas. I am a survivor of child abuse and the author of Driving in the Dark: A Childhood Memoir. My book tells the story of how I escaped the mother I loved, a mother whose charm and laughter enthralled me, but whose alcoholism and addictions created a world of terror that threatened to destroy me. But at the age of eight, I refused to be destroyed and set out to find a world of love and safety. I found that world, and though it took many difficult years to reach, it changed my life profoundly.
This website is a place of hope. By sharing my survival story, I hope to inspire you to create your own world of love and safety, so that you, too, will be truly free.
I am reaching out to give a hand up.
Blessings ~ Zoe