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The voice behind Living Expressions and the words to the video above

In 2024, join us in a global chorus of resilience. Here on this website and in global events, I want to echo the triumphs over trials, the victories over adversities of our stories. Together, we stand united, our stories interwoven in a tapestry of courage.

Your voice matters. Your story is a beacon of hope.

My short film, SAY MY NAME (2023), is a testament to this spirit. Crafted to confront the shadows of child sexual abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, and mental health struggles. It represents not just my journey, but the silent battles of many. It’s a call to action, a plea for awareness, and a stand for those who’ve endured.

You’re invited to share your narrative in the way that feels right for you – be it written, spoken or visual. Engage with the podcast, view the film, read other people’s narrative, explore self-paced courses, or simply lend your thoughts. This website is your sanctuary, free from judgment and tracking, where anonymity grants you freedom.

Let’s weave our experiences into a collective strength.

Your story is the heartbeat of change – share it, and together, let’s make a difference. The more people that share, global events will begin (live and online) so together we empower each other but also make our stories part of something amazing.

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I am an individual who is passionate about supporting and inspiring others. I am not a company or earn money from this in any way. All my websites are about empowering. To know more about who I am see ABOUT tab.


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I created my short film to reach the millions of women who, like me, have grabbled with child sexual abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, and suicidal thoughts. For those silenced by their pain, my books and film offer a lifeline of hope and courage. Moreover, the film serves as a catalyst for societal dialogue and change. It is a testament to the power of storytelling.

Dr Mel Baker

Say My Name (2023)

See more about my short film here

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We invite you to unfold your narrative in a space where every voice resonates with strength and every story sparks transformation. Whether through the written word, the rhythm of poetry, the vividness of images or video, or the authenticity of art and photography – your experiences are the lifeline of our community online.

As we weave our stories together, we discover more about ourselves and kindle the spirit of empowerment in others. Choose the medium that speaks to you, and join the healing wave of support and encouragement that ripples through our collective hearts.

This website is my ode to resilience, a creation born from my own journey through mental health challenges. Design, art, photography, and writing have been my allies in navigating through trauma. Now, I extend my hand to you. Flourish with us. Let your story be heard.

Why not take the step? Share your story, and together, let’s cultivate a world of support and inspiration.

Engaging all ages to share their lived experience through expression.

– Dr Mel Baker, founder of Living Expressions

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Whether you have suffered a tremendous loss in your life, gone through horrific trauma, suffered from depression or another mental health disorder, no matter what it is we all have lived experiences to share.


  • In the spirit of International Women’s Day (8 March 2024), we celebrate the indomitable strength and courage woven through your narratives. Immerse yourself in this, where my poetry—born from personal tribulations and shared experiences—resonates with the enduring power of resilience and healing. It’s a tribute to women worldwide, a testament to our collective journey towards […]
  • Grieving, a natural part of life, a living expression of an incredibly heavy moment. The last few weeks I’ve been sitting in the most heaviest grief I’ve experienced as my adopted dad passed away. In sharing my life with him and he with me, I allowed myself to be vulnerable. I got an opportunity to […]
  • Life is most certainly a rollercoaster. One day everything is going fine, then we find ourselves hit with something that knocks us down. In my experience, I have found those little times in-between we can actually bring some life moments back into ourselves. Experiencing release in those times helps us to have the strength to […]
  • A funny moment. How many times in life do we actually laugh at ourselves? Laughing is a great means of lifting our mood. In this episode, I tune into nature to discover some funny birds calls in my neighbourhood, including "get real" "darth vader" and "excuse me". When I shared the experience with my friends […]
  • For some, motorbikes are a way of life, a hobby, one cannot easily give up. For others, they have no inkling or understanding of the experience you feel on a bike. Enter my experience of riding in the city, on the open road in Australia and on the Ho Chi Minh trail in Vietnam. It […]
  • There are some precious moments that are worth holding onto, especially in times of doubt. They can carry you. I met a man a couple of years ago. This moment was the moment of my life, when I met someone who truly understood me and I him. We had never experienced anything like it. I […]
  • It is 2013. I am in the middle of training exercises on an Australian warship headed for the Middle East. In this monologue, I speak of two events I lived through. One in facing death after months of traumatic assaults, whilst trapped at sea; the other that gave me life when I met an ex-racehorse, […]
  • Being weighed down by the past and pressured to get things done, we can easily lose sight of who we are. Growth begins with being open, to accept failures and celebrate victories, to find the strength within to overcome the war within ourselves. In this monologue, I reflect upon this journey in believing that I […]
  • Heather, a regular contributor to the Living Expressions publication, shares her experience in tough moments to listen and trust yourself. She reflects on a beautiful bird song metaphor with real birds chirping in the background. We hope you find a space to empty your mind through the stressors and challenges this time of year.
  • Have you ever felt stuck? I decided in this moment that I want to find my way out to freedom. I have been here too long! I imagine myself in a metaphor to help externalise what I am feeling inside. Seeing and naming objects around me helped to identify why I am stuck and move […]


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