A pulls-no-punches, story of trauma and recovery, The Remedy serves the bittersweet truth of what is required of a rape victim who wants more out of life. A page-turner, this memoir transports the reader into the mind of Marie, who is simultaneously the protagonist and antagonist. She plays both the victim and survivor while working to navigate the dating game, social interactions and manage her entry into adulthood at the University of Virginia and beyond. Consumed with protecting her family, Marie invites us onto a battlefield familiar to most; her mind is riddled with second-guesses and self-doubt. At every turn in her search for understanding, healing and redemption, Marie exposes the genuine realities sexual assault victims face while trying to cope with their trauma in a callus society. The Remedy leaves the reader on the edge of their seat, full of questions, and with a remarkable new mindset that questions the status quo.
H Marie Williams, a native New Yorker, received her BS in Education from the University of Virginia and her MS in Nutrition and Exercise Science from CUNY Queens College. She is an exercise physiologist and works as a clinician with several hospitals in Westchester County and a private consultant for area churches through her own company.
Marie is a retired professional tackle football player and served on the 2010 Team USA women's Flag Football team. She is a mentor in the University of Virginia Kinesiology Professional Mentors Program slated to kickoff Fall 2015. Marie enjoys reading, music, travel and participating in a variety of sports in her spare time.