Die Erinnerung an meine Kindheit is a story about transformation and healing, a very personal journey to my own heart and to a self worthy of love and life. The publication was created in collaboration with the designer Clemens Schedler, Büro für konkrete Gestaltung and provides an insight into the autobiographical analysis of traumatic experiences of childhood abuse.

It was only decades later, while experiencing growing signs of depression and isolation, that I was able to engage with the painful recollections of these events. Through therapeutic practices I captured memories in paintings, drawings, text and photography in order to give the unspeakable a name and a form. My biography is not an isolated case. As their lone companion, shame separates the victim from a good, self-determined life, even after years of suffering.

Manfred Nowak, co-founder of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, Secretary General of the Global Campus of Human Rights and Head of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty wrote the afterword. Distribution and Marketing by VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst.

German Edition 2020 | Swiss Brochure 96 Pages | 25,2×18 cm | 48 Illustrations in b|w and Color ISBN 978-3-903320-76-5

The publication received generous support by a number of institutions, amongst them the Federal Chancellery of Austria, RD Foundation Vienna, Bildrecht GmbH and KJA Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaft Wien.

Die Erinnerung an meine Kindheit was presented at Ö1 Austrian Broadcasting, Wiener Zeitung Vienna AT, Gallery Andrea Jünger Vienna AT and Lentos Museum Linz AT.

I became a member of the International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC) in 2021 to assist countries across the OSCE region to improve their anti-trafficking efforts. The council was launched by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and reflects the experience and knowledge of survivors in all endeavours to address human trafficking.