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PURE GOLD...PROCESSED IN THE FIRE.
Pure Gold is a memoir that encourages women out there who have fallen to the disease of addiction, toxic relationships, rape, the loss of their children and many other struggles that women encounter. This book is proof that you can redeem your life and enjoy its blessings again.
She had started drinking alcohol at 16, later progressing to pot. One day, a friend gave her a joint laced with cocaine. She had found her true love.
She would abuse crack cocaine on and off for the next couple of decades, going in and out of jail and rehab, losing her kids, jobs, everything.
But writing her story made her realize her problems originated before she ever picked up that first drink. She recalled the rapes and molestations from her childhood, starting at the age of 10. And she put it down on paper, raw, unfiltered.
The result is "Pure Gold: Processed in the Fire," Williams' memoir of addiction and recovery. She self-published the book in February.
"This book, it's really a part of my healing process, for me to face it instead of running and running all the time," she said.
"IT SEEMED LIKE I WOKE UP ONE DAY AND 20 YEARS HAD GONE PAST. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT," SHE SAID. I LOST EVERYTHING.
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YOUR BOOK WAS AWESOME, I'VE KNOWN YOU SINCE ELEMENTARY AND IT AMAZES ME TO READ ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH, I COULD HAVE NEVER IMAGINED BECAUSE YOU WERE ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL AND LOVING PERSON NO MATTER WHAT WAS GOING ON WITHIN YOU. I SEEN YOU STRUGGLING A LIL BUT NEVER KNEW TO WHAT EXISTENT, I WOULD GIVE YOU ENCOURGING WORDS AND NEVER JUDGED YOU BECAUSE I KNOW WE ALL WHERE DEALING WITH ONE ISSUE OR ANOTHER. DESPITE OF WHAT YOU WERE GOING THROUGH YOU WOULD ALWAYS HUG ME, TELL ME HOW BEAUTIFUL I WAS AND THAT YOU LOVE ME AND THAT MEANT ALOT, THAT WAS THE TYHRIA THAT I KNEW, A BEAUTIFUL, LOVING & KIND PERSON. ALTHOUGH YOU BEEN THREW THE FIRE, BY GODS GRACE YOU DIDN'T BURN!!..
STAY ENCOURAGED AND KEEP INSPIRING OTHERS. DON'T STOP HERE, KEEP WRITING, WHETHER YOU KNOW IT, YOUR BOOK JUST GAVE SOMEONE A DIFFERENT LOOK ON LIFE!! GOD DIDN'T BRING YOU THIS FAR TO LEAVE YOU!! HIS PLAN FOR YOU IS FAR MORE GREATER THAN YOU EXPECT!!
CONTINUED BLESSINGS TO YOU!!
LOVE YA, BEAUTIFUL💋❤️