Ready to get Fired Up?
Underreporting, victim blaming, and societal shaming mean the actual rate is even higher. But you are not a statistic. You are a survivor. This book is for you.
Sex abuse survivor Alreen Haeggquist shares her deeply personal story of childhood abuse and the steps she’s taken to overcome the long-lasting effects. She leads women who have experienced sexual violence to reclaim their innate power. Whether you have been harassed, abused, or assaulted, Fired Up outlines ways to grieve, heal, grow, and triumph from your trauma.
You can thrive in spite of assault. Fired Up explores the benefits that safe spaces, talk therapy, and speaking out provide. It addresses the perils of false healing and offers real solutions for survivors. You are not alone. It’s time to get Fired Up and decide what happens next.
This book is for you. This book is for everyone.
Sex abuse is incredibly common. In reality, over 50 percent of women and nearly 33 percent of men have experienced some form of sexual assault or sexual harassment in their lifetimes.
If you’re among those 50% of women or 33% of men, know this:
What happened to you was f*cked. This trauma impact ALL PARTS of your life (even when you ignore it). And while didn’t make the mess, you still have you clean it up.
I wrote this book to share my truth. Even more, I wrote this book to empower others to Fuel Triumph From Trauma.
If you haven’t experienced it yourself, there’s pretty much a 100% chance that someone you love and care about has been through it. This book will empower you to show up for your loved ones with compassion, understanding, and a fierce love to help them heal.
Alreen Haeggquist wakes up each day with a fervent passion to advocate for women who suffer from sexual abuse, harassment, or discrimination. As a lawyer with 21 years of experience, she has recovered millions of dollars for clients in cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Alreen has an unwavering commitment to not allow wealth, power, influence, or status to exempt anyone from the rules of society.
Alreen‘s father was a terrifying presence who subjected her to sexual, physical, and verbal abuse. Despite knowing, her mother remained silent. Darkness loomed within Alreen, leading to depression and multiple suicide attempts. She remained quiet out of fear and shame, never telling a soul. Typical victim behavior.
Motivated by the pains of her childhood, Alreen became a lawyer in order to stand up for victims of abuse. She founded her own firm, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, in San Diego in 2008, which has helped hundreds of other women stand up for themselves. Alreen has challenged high-profile entities including The Salk Institute, Trader Joe’s, Kaiser Permanente, the San Diego Sheriff‘s Department, and a President-elect.
Alreen’s core message is that, as a society, we need to break the silence and help women stand up to their abusers. In 2023, she broke her own silence and published her story in the book, Fired Up: Fueling Triumph from Trauma.
Like many other child victims, she lived alone with the torment of the abuse throughout her childhood and young adult years. As horrific as Attorney Haeggquist’s story is, it is unfortunately all too common. Hopefully, Attorney Haeggquist’s extremely poignant book will encourage others to seek the help that can transform their lives.“
Alreen encourages survivors to let go of shame and move toward their dreams. I highly recommend this book to survivors, their families, and those who work with survivors.“
But overcoming trauma and using that experience to excel personally, professionally, and emotionally. Alreen Haeggquist shows us that facing adversity and our fears allows us to achieve any goal we set our minds to.“
This book is a wonderful resource for survivors, clinicians, and supporters of childhood sexual abuse survivors. It leaves readers with the message that there is life after surviving horrific experiences in childhood!“