As actor and comedian Martin Lawrence famously once said, “No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life”, and Nikki Simos knows this all too well.

Following the release of her memoir, Letting Go Moving On in which she reveals intimate details of past sexual abuse in a bid to help others struggling with its aftermath, the author and life coach is going one step further to give hope and motivate women going through tough times of their own.

The author was approached by fellow author and domestic violence survivor, Ruth Cyster-Stuettgen to contribute to compilation The Book of Inspiration for Women by Women.

“The idea was to have a coffee table booklet with 356 pages of daily inspirational thoughts, where people can literally pick it up, turn to any page and have a read and hopefully either be instilled with confidence, be instilled with courage, be inspired, be motivated; a get up and go kind of message,” Ms Simos told Neos Kosmos.

The Greek Australian is one of 250 women from Australia and around the world to take part in the project and features wisdom shared by females of all ages ranging from eight years of age with the oldest 90 years old.

“[It was] an honour to have been asked to take part,” Ms Simos said.

“I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would write my own book, knowing the intention was to heal and to support and help others, and it was really nice to collaborate these thoughts and ideas based on people’s own journeys.”

Launched at the Moonee Valley Racecourse on April 29, contributors travelled across Australia, the UK, Africa, Turkey and Europe to take part, with locals such as Ms Simos opening up their home to host their colleagues and new-found friends.

“When the event came about there was this wonderful energy with people from all walks of life there to celebrate the one thing – The Book of Inspiration for Women by Women,” she said.

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