As you read her memoir, A Girl Raised by Wolves, you will learn that Lockey is a survivor. She has survived neglectful, alcoholic parents, her father sold her into childhood prostitution and as an adult she survived breast cancer and her mother’s murder. She uses her life‘s challenges and her sense of humor, to provide lessons to support others. Lockey provides insight from a victim’s perspective and shares the tools and techniques she used along her healing journey. These tools are not only methods that could help the individual who is experiencing the trauma but also those that are advocating for those individuals. Lockey knows from first-hand experience that healing trauma is not a one-and-done event. In her classes and workshops, Maisonneuve incorporates her own experiences with managing flashbacks, triggers, anxiety, and rage as well as her jersey girl sarcasm and wry sense of humor to connect with her participants.
The most important thing Lockey wants to share is; they didn’t break her. She is not only surviving, but thriving. Her goal is to help as many people as she can to start their healing so they too can thrive.
Learn about my story, who I am, and the work I do with different organizations to help others overcome the obstacles I have been through in my life. Always remember you are not alone.
The book arrived in the mail yesterday morning, and I finished it last night! Lockey’s story is stunning and awful and beautiful. As I read it, I felt like I was sitting across from a new friend at a Jersey diner, listening to her tell me about her strange and wonderful life. It’s a story told with bravery, boldness, and palpable vulnerability. I became a part of her deep, lingering conversation. I laughed, and I cried. I got angry and I got inspired. Amazon review: JohnERed66 5.0 out of 5 starsStunning. Heartrending. Inspirational.Read the review
Lockey Maisonneuve first book, A Girl Raised By Wolves, is a triumph! From the first page of Lockey's story I was hooked! Not since Eat, Pray Love have I been so consumed with one women's journey of her soul. Her writing is honest, brave, touching with just the right amount of her brilliant humor. Her story grips the reader and takes them along through her journey and you are routing for her with every page! This book inspired my soul and made me realize how much the human spirit can overcome in one lifetime! This book is so empowering and will go on to help many people! You inspire me Lockey! Amazon review: Jennifer 5.0 out of 5 stars A book not to be missed!Read the review
"Throughout my whole childhood, I had an underlying thought that I must have been adopted. I knew I wasn’t like my family. As a child, I didn’t have the words or language to describe it; I just knew there was more to life than sadness and self-sabotage. I’ve always had a good sense of humor. I think it was my humor that deflected a lot of the black cloud that seemed to surround my mother and father."
“I spent many years hiding behind a very angry demeanor. I then did the necessary work to connect to my anger. Once I connected with said anger, I had the opportunity to notice where it was holding me back in life. I then had to choose what I saw as one of two paths: I could continue on the way I was and live in a cell of anger, regret, and mistrust, or I could surrender. At first, neither seemed like a pleasant path to travel. But I had children and a husband whom I cherished, so I did what I had to do to make it work with and for them.”