'Do not give up' - Ipswich mum featured in Amazon chart-topping book
- Credit: Josephine Kalagira
An Ipswich mum who became a health and wellbeing activist after battling through years of chronic pain has been featured in a book celebrating female entrepreneurs.
Josephine Kalagira, 37, is one of 15 women featured in Seen, which has topped the Amazon UK charts in six different categories.
Ms Kalagira said: "This book gave me a platform to open up about my experience of physical and mental health challenges that resulted from a personal injury I had in 2017.
"I realised that the more I shared my story, the more I came across wonderful, courageous and visionary women whose life experiences I could relate to.
"These women often confide in me that, at times, they feel limited, restricted, written off, alone and hopeless.
"My message to them is this: despite your daily struggles, there is a light at the end of the tunnel if you keep going, seek help - especially from those with a lived experience - and do not give up."
The book collaboration was pioneered by Katherine Massey, with all proceeds going to Milestone Mums - a peer support group for mothers with mental health problems who have children under two.
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Josephine Kalagira started her free support community - Thrive and Shine Through Your Setbacks - on Facebook in 2020.