Katy Morgan-Davies

The Girl in the Shadows
  • The Girl in the Shadows

  • 'I was the shadow child no one ever saw...'

    From the day she was born until she escaped aged 30, Katy Morgan-Davies knew nothing but a life in captivity. Her father was the deluded and cruel leader of a cult based in South London who brainwashed those around him.

    Her father's paranoia and his need to completely control others led to Katy being imprisoned indoors and denied any kind of love or friendship. From a young age, Katy's father subjected her to violence and mental abuse. She was not permitted contact with anyone outside the house and on the rare occasions she did have to go out, she was always chaperoned.

    Katy never gave up hope of one day breaking free from her father's cruel clutches and finally found her freedom. This is her true story of endurance and survival.

Katy Morgan-Davies now lives in Leeds and attends college, studying English and Maths. Every day, in every small way, she relishes her freedom. She hopes that in sharing her story she will inspire others to speak out about the oppression they suffer. Her ambition for the future is to help people, and to stop anyone from feeling as sad and lonely as she did for so many years.