Gratitude and Personal Updates
Feb. 22, 2023

Gratitude and Personal Updates

This is the last episode of Season 4! Today I'll be taking some time to thank everyone who made this season possible, updating you about how I'm doing, and what I'll be getting up to over break! New episodes will …

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Letters for the Fire
Feb. 7, 2023

Letters for the Fire

Letters for the Fire is a listener participation project. Listeners were invited to write a letter to their rapist or abuser, and I promised to read them before burning them in a ritual. The goal is to create a community …

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Did The Best I Could & Doing The Best I Can
Jan. 31, 2023

Did The Best I Could & Doing The Best I Can

Ruth is a survivor who has been facing her past and doing the work. She's a listener who is sharing some of her story and discussing some of the steps she's been taking in her life to heal. She's been …

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Self-Care and Emotional Regulation
Jan. 17, 2023

Self-Care and Emotional Regulation

My sister Chie joins me to talk about our evolving understanding of self-care and emotional regulation. We are both survivors navigating life and CPTSD. I hope you'll join us for some laughter and real talk. Chie has a BA in...

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The Recloseted Lesbian - Processing Trauma Through Art and Storytelling
Jan. 3, 2023

The Recloseted Lesbian - Processing Trauma Through Art and Storytelli…

Obelis is a Lithuanian Fantasy and LGBTQ+ comic artist. Her work includes War & Tea, Meow Are You?, and The Recloseted Lesbian. Obelis tried to come out as a lesbian but was forced back into the closet by her ultra-religious,...

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Claiming Freedom - Letting Go of Shame and Blame
Dec. 20, 2022

Claiming Freedom - Letting Go of Shame and Blame

Kalpashree Gupta joins me to share her journey in healing from childhood sexual abuse. We discuss letting go of shame and blame, what forgiveness means to her, breaking cycles of family trauma, and where she's found strength,...

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One Life One Heart
Dec. 6, 2022

One Life One Heart

Michelle M. Kang is the founder and president of One Life One Heart, a nonprofit organization which helps underserved sexual abuse survivors by offering culturally sensitive community support. She has dedicated herself to cre...

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Reclaiming Power - Talking Shit With P
Nov. 22, 2022

Reclaiming Power - Talking Shit With P

Paula Mulamula is the host of the Mental Health podcast, Talk Shit With P where she focuses on real talk and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Today Paula is breaking her silence and sharing her story of s...

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Healing After Family Abuse
Nov. 8, 2022

Healing After Family Abuse

Emi is a survivor of family sexual abuse; she was molested by a family member over a long period of time as a young kid. After spending over a decade hiding from her past she decided to try to heal …

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Start By Believing
Sept. 13, 2022

Start By Believing

Hollis Brown's platform as Miss Wisconsin USA is focused on survivor advocacy, and she’s a part of End Violence Against Women International’s “Start By Believing” campaign. Today Hollis speaks about her assault in college, ho...

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Purity Culture is Grooming - Part 2
Aug. 30, 2022

Purity Culture is Grooming - Part 2

Part 2 of my conversation with Kaitlin Bellamy about what it was like for her growing up in the Mormon Church and the ways that purity culture contributed to the abuse she experienced in her marriage. Purity Culture grooms pe...

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Purity Culture is Grooming - Part 1
Aug. 16, 2022

Purity Culture is Grooming - Part 1

Kaitlin Bellamy shares what it was like for her growing up in the Mormon Church and discusses the ways that purity culture contributed to the abuse she experienced in her marriage. Purity Culture grooms people to enable, acce...

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Assaulted and Stalked Abroad - A Personal Story
Aug. 3, 2022

Assaulted and Stalked Abroad - A Personal Story

In 2006 I was assaulted and stalked by a monk in India. In this episode I share my journal entries recording this experience and then discuss the ways this trauma has affected my life. I discuss the intersecting issues of …

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Then and Now
July 19, 2022

Then and Now

In this episode my friend Sage and I listen to audio we recorded two years ago during lockdown and reflect on it. We talk about (and feel our way through) some of the very intense systemic issues we're facing in …

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This Was Slightly Less On Fire When I Left...
July 6, 2022

This Was Slightly Less On Fire When I Left...

We're back! In this episode I'll be sharing what I've been up to on my break, what I have planned for this season of the podcast, and I'll be talking about a really rough day I had last week in …

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Gratitude and Updates
Feb. 24, 2022

Gratitude and Updates

This is the last episode of Season 3! Today I'll be taking some time to thank everyone who made this season possible, updating you about my plans and exciting new content during my break, as well as letting you know …

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Letters for the Fire
Feb. 2, 2022

Letters for the Fire

Earlier in Season 3 I invited listeners to participate in a project called Letters for the Fire. It was an invitation for communal catharsis and healing. I invited listeners to write a letter to their rapist or abuser, and I …

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The Assault I Don't Discuss - A Personal Story
Jan. 21, 2022

The Assault I Don't Discuss - A Personal Story

In this episode I share my experience of anal rape, discuss the dangerous myth that boys/men/AMAB people can't control themselves, discuss consent, and talk about some of the reasons why it was so difficult for me to identify...

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Healing After Military Sexual Assault
Jan. 5, 2022

Healing After Military Sexual Assault

Vanessa is a veteran and a survivor of sexual assault within the military. Vanessa shares her story of trauma, her feelings of shame and lack of self-worth, and her spiral into depression which nearly ended in suicide. She fo...

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Cult Recovery - Healing After NXIVM
Dec. 22, 2021

Cult Recovery - Healing After NXIVM

Kelly Thiel exited the notorious NXIVM cult and shares her journey with healing and deprogramming in the aftermath of indoctrination. She has taken her power back and is helping others to do the same. Kelly is an accomplished...

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Thriving After Sexual Abuse
Dec. 8, 2021

Thriving After Sexual Abuse

Denise Bossarte is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and now she is helping others heal. Join us for a conversation about Denise's healing journey as well as her beautiful book, "Thriving After Sexual Abuse: Break Your Bo...

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Deconstructing Religious Abuse
Nov. 24, 2021

Deconstructing Religious Abuse

Anna grew up in a fundamentalist Christian family as part of the Quiverfull movement. She and her six siblings were not allowed to attend school and were very isolated from the outside world. Everything about her childhood wa...

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Death and Rebirth Cycles - Shedding Your Skin
Nov. 17, 2021

Death and Rebirth Cycles - Shedding Your Skin

We all experience Death/Rebirth Cycles in our lives, periods of profound transformation and growth. These cycles are often painful and difficult. In this episode I share something that has helped me to better keep my balance ...

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Coercion Isn't Consent - A Personal Story
Sept. 2, 2021

Coercion Isn't Consent - A Personal Story

This is a personal and raw episode where I share the story of one of my assaults. Coercion isn't consent. Two Hundred "No's" and one "Yes" is still "No". If you have a similar story, you are not alone and …

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