Wednesday 3rd March 2021
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Nerissa Trindade is an author and inspirational speaker, with over a decade of experience as a Change and Transformation Leader. As a migrant, gay woman of colour and a carer for her wife, she is no stranger to crisis and adversity.
Nerissa believes in growing through life, instead of just going through it. She is committed to motivating and empowering people to build resilience, shift their perspective and reach their true potential by believing that anything is possible when you are able to be yourself, believe in yourself and back yourself.
Born in India in the early 1980’s into a strong Christian faith, Nerissa was forced to fit in, so she wouldn't stand out. Misunderstood at home, bullied at school and with no words to describe how she felt, Nerissa led a confused, lonely and alienated life. Torn between expectations of being ‘the good Indian, Christian girl’ and a desperate yearning to live her own truth, Nerissa struggles to find a way to make peace with who she really is, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery thousands of miles away from India in a country she now calls home.
Growing Through is the story of Nerissa’s life - the failures and triumphs of growing up as a gay woman of colour. A journey of resilience and courage to break through generations of conditioning, and rediscover and rebuild herself to live authentically as who she was always meant to be.