Guest, Michael J. Black

Guest Name: 
Michael J. Black
author, inspirational and motivational speaker
Guest Occupation: 
Author of Happy Endings and a New Beginning, Inspirational and Motivational Speaker
Guest Biography: 

Micheal Black's story is one of Defeat and Victory!
Author of "Happy Endings and a New Beginning.”

Michael has found his voice after keeping silent far too long. He's a survivor of multiple years of child sexual assault by 3 separate men outside his family unit. From that trauma came an early onset addiction to sex, which subsequently then became one with his fourteen-year love affair with drugs, and then turned over a new leaf…..sobriety.

He survived the AIDS epidemic, child sexual assault, abuse, rape, a survivor to meth, cocaine and even heroin, and conquered four months of aggressive chemotherapy. Michael was married, to a woman and divorced rather quickly. Lived the Gay life, had two committed relationships with men. Today, he is happily married...to a woman who completes him.

Micheal Black is living proof of higher power and prayer, changes things!!

Aspiring to share his passion for life through writing and public speaking, Michael reveals intimate details of his lifelong journey through the pages of his tell-some book, “Happy Endings and a New Beginning.” Michael was born in Southern California and grew up with a lot of family around him. At eight years of age, his family moved to Northern California to a small town a couple of hours from the Oregon border. He lived there with his mother, brother and new stepdad in a small town with small-town values.

Unfortunately, those small-town values did not attach themselves to every person that Michael encountered. As such, Michael now speaks openly of the many years he endured sexual abuse by several different pedophiles, along with his sexual orientation and the struggles that illuminated because of his choices.

He struggled to live two separate lives as he had been raised in a home and church where homosexuality was looked down upon, yet he tried to live his own truth. In order to cope with the mass confusion festering in his young mind, Michael casually began using street drugs, which led him to a fourteen-year affair with those same drugs and so much more. It darkened his life path. At age 33, Michael's high-life partying came to an abrupt end, leaving him hospitalized and sober. He began looking to his Higher Power to sort out his life that was in a state of ruin. Now, years later, Michael shares his personal journey of mayhem over the years, how he met and fell in love with his wife and gives each one of us hope for a better tomorrow.