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Black Sheep (Hardback)

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Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is a 43-year-old mother of four and grandmother of two, an award-winning businesswoman, an ultrarunner, a social justice activist and a recovering alcoholic. She is a mixed-raced woman, the daughter of a white Scottish Roman Catholic woman and a Black Church of England man. When she was two, her parents separated and Sabrina, her mother and her white-presenting younger sister moved to a small market town where no-one looked like her. From as young as she can remember, she was the subject of verbal and physical racist abuse.



In Black Sheep, Sabrina reveals how she got from there to here: about growing up in a home, a school and a town where no-one looked like her and her subsequent struggle to understand and find her identity; about her lived experience of rural racism; about becoming a teenage mother and her determination to break that stereotype; about her battle with alcoholism and her mental health; about how running saved her life; and ultimately about how someone can not only survive but thrive in spite of their past.



Sabrina's experience will chime with anyone who has felt like an outsider. Poignant and eye-opening, and exploring themes of trauma, identity, mental health and addiction, Black Sheep is a tale of triumph: of grit and determination, of hope over despair.

BiographyMemoirsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationTrack & field sports, athleticsMarathon & cross-country running Publisher: Quercus Publishing Publication Date: 02/06/2022 ISBN-13: 9781529418552  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is an award-winning businesswoman, an ultrarunner, a social justice activist, a mother of four and grandmother of two. She is a mixed-race woman, racialised as Black - the product of a union between a white Scottish roman catholic woman and a Black church of England man. She is an active member of Stroud Against Racism, co-founder of the fast-growing community and campaigning group Black Trail Runners and is also a well-known ultra-marathon runner. She finished the 'toughest footrace on earth', a 250km multi-stage marathon across the Sahara Desert known as The Marathon Des Sables, as 8th UK woman.

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