Born into a high-control group, Samie Brosseau spent 0-18 trying to make sense of the isolated world she existed in. At the young age of 7, she began searching for answers, questioning her place in the world and the environment she existed in. At the age of 18, she risked everything in search of true happiness. Samie struggled with acclimating to normal life. She was conditioned her whole life to live in a bubble; being taught nothing about how to survive or live independently. Between the ages of 19 and 29, she learned everything she could about what it means to be a survivor. Twelve years into her journey of finding happiness and meaning in life, she decided to give back to the world; and thus
Liberation Point was created. Today, she dedicates her time to teaching survivors from high control groups how to acclimate and adjust to mainstream society for the first time. Her dream is to inspire others to face the challenge of breaking free and fighting to see their dreams become reality, no matter the cost. By using real life experiences and personal struggles, she teaches her students that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and keep fighting. Her motto in life is, “motivated by the principle that failure is inevitable if motivation is lost.” Rain is her most hated forecast, but she believes that with every rainy sunset, comes a bright and sunny sunrise, if you just believe in a brighter tomorrow.
“Life is hard no matter where you have been or where you are going. It’s the little things that make you smile that are important. Lean on your friends and learn something new every day. Smile and laugh as much as you can. Have a glass of wine, or a bottle… but don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do what makes you happy. Live every day with hope, the desire to learn, and the understanding that your past is only a small part of you. Your future is what you make of it.”
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