Episode 12 – Grace (Child Abuse and Incest…Now a Victor)

19265140_10213105448491971_428616560_nToday I sat with Grace, a survivor and victor. After years of abuse at the hands of her father, Grace struggled with homelessness, self-worth, and forgiveness before she was empowered to be the woman she was meant to be. She is an inspiration to so many with her cheerfulness and positive outlook.

If you would like to connect with Grace’s outreach, please visit Lost But Not Forgotten on Facebook or Instagram.

 

 

Episode 11 – Micro-Monologue (Domestic Violence, An Act of Terrorism)

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Unless you personally experience something, it is very difficult to fundamentally understand it.  When I heard domestic violence referred to as an act of terrorism, it hit home.  I had never had the words to put to what I went through and the damage it ultimately caused to me; my person, my well-being, my emotional state, and my relationships.  The person I had once been had been destroyed.

 

Episode 8 – Rosie, Part 2 (Intimate Partner Abuse)

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Today I sat down with Survivor Rosie for Part 2 and, wow, was it powerful! Rosie reminded us that the cycle of abuse never ends when you are forced to have contact with your abuser. From court hearings to child swap, manipulation and threats are a constant part of her life now. She reminds us that we should never judge a book by its cover and to always be aware of the struggles others might be facing.

 

Episode 7 – Rosie, Part 1 (Intimate Partner Violence)

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Rosie survived years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She shares with us her experiences in childhood and how even when we think we do everything right, in choosing a mate, or how strong we believe we are as an individual, we can miss critical signs and find ourselves in a very difficult and dangerous situation. Her’s is a story of strength and healing you won’t want to miss.

 

Episode 4 – Sean, Being a Child in a Violent Home

18838790_10212974136649257_1731249102_oMy conversation with Sean was absolutely phenomenal.  Sean is a survivor of child abuse, rape, and a witness to the abuse of his mother at the hands of his father. Our stories may differ, but the commonalities of healing are all too similar. We spoke of trauma, guilt, shame, and healing.  But most importantly, we spoke of hope.  Tune into Sean’s story and prepared to be moved.

Episode 3 – Micro-Monologue (Looking Back)

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5 years ago I started a blog.  It was called Forget Me Not – learning to live with me and for me.  It was, in many ways, where I first started to heal.  

My intention for these Micro-Monologues is to give you insight into where I have come from and why I share my story.  I am the story behind Forget Me Not (the memoir, the advocacy group, and the podcast).