This week one of the guests on Women’s Radio Station was author, artist and actor Chris Wild. Chris is 38-year-old husband and father of two beautiful children and was born in Halifax and now living in London.
Chris spoke about his book ‘Damaged‘ A heartbreaking story of children who were trapped on Britain’s broken care system. Chris lost his dad at 11 and was sent to live, grow and be nurtured in the care system.
There he witnessed the incessant physical and sexual abuse of vulnerable children, and found the only route of escape led to a new home on the streets. He found so many others just like him, failed by the system put in place to protect vulnerable children, leaving them with nothing but drink, drugs, prostitution and crime to become their normality.
Chris spoke on the show about his experiences growing up and on now how he is contracted by a company to visit new care homes. He is currently working with two teenagers on the autism spectrum in semi-independent placements. He is working with them on social integration and spoke on why this is so important for their future development.
Anna Kennedy, host of ‘All Things Autism‘ was introduced to Chris by one of her charity patrons, Steven Smith. Chris donated one of his amazing paintings to auction for the Anna Kennedy Online Autism Hero Awards that took place in November.
Chris shares: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed being a guest on Anna’s live radio show. I have done lots of radio shows over the last six months for my book ‘Damaged’ and Anna has to be one of the most welcoming presenters I have ever met. Anna is inspirational and her passion for raising awareness on autism is formidable.’
Women’s Radio Station shares: ‘The first week of live Shows has been fantastic and the feedback has been great.
‘All Things Autism’ is on every Tuesday from 1pm until 2pm, while Chris Wild’s book is available on Amazon and in Waterstones.