Natalie Queiroz, Director of i2QB CIC, was the victim of a multiple stabbing in broad daylight just yards from a busy suburban town centre in March 2016.
Stabbed 24 times with a 12-inch kitchen carving knife in an attack lasting 9 minutes, Natalie fought for her life, whilst also being 8 months pregnant at the time. Miraculously both her and her baby survived after some incredible interventions.
Since her attack, mum of three Natalie has gone on to be a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, coach, motivational speaker and founder of Inspire 2 Quit Blades CIC.
Her hard-hitting story has been shared with young people from a variety of backgrounds across the UK, and is always received with the same shock and respect. Young people sit mesmerised as she takes them through the day of her attack, how she was the last person she ever expected to become a knife victim, her extensive injuries both short and long term – physical and emotional, before rounding up with a positive empowerment piece about how any of us can get back from anything, even when the world around us is extremely negative. A true insight into the hard reality of being a knife-crime victim; and the inspirational stoey about how to rebuild life no matter what has happened.
Check out Natalie’s story through her international best-selling book, Still Standing.
Healthcare • Pharmaceuticals • Public Health
Keen interest in overall public health, welfare and equality.
Dad of 2 older teenagers.
Deputy Head – Primary School.
Over 20 years in Primary Education.
Welfare of young people key.
Mum to one very cute young son.