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Survivors of Color

Survivors of Color

August 4, 2020

Today, we are excited to introduce you to Patrice. 

 

Patrice runs a popular Instagram and Facebook page called Survivors of Color.Through her platform, she shares her story, along with supporting, educating, and empowering people of color who’ve experienced sexual violence.

 

She has taken some time to come on our podcast and blog to share her story, healing and what she hopes for with her platform, Survivors of Color. We openly discuss her story, different type of abuse, including coercion, and how her son has played a role in her own healing. We also talk about being intimate and learning how you want to be loved is and can a beautiful thing, and how it has helped her heal and knows it can help others as well.

 

Please note that during the conversation, we openly discuss sexual violence so for at any moment if you are feeling triggered, please pause and take care of yourself. If you feel comfortable listening with a friend, please do so, or if you are not up to listening, we totally understand. Self-care is a top priority and we want you to ensure to care for your self.

 

We hope you love today's episode and can't thank Patrice enough for the work that she does to help others!

 

You can find Patrice on Facebook and Instagram @survivorsofcolor and you can find her corresponding blog post here.

Maci Lynch - Survivor Story

Maci Lynch - Survivor Story

July 28, 2020

This week's guest is Maci Lynch who is coming on our podcast today to share her story.

 

Maci is a junior in high school. She enjoys reading, cooking, singing, baton twirling and photography. 

 

She has grown up helping her my brother, Evan, who is autistic and she is passionate about helping kids with special needs. 

 

She co-founded, Voices of Change, with her mom in 2018, after being a victim of sexual assault. She wants to speak to everyone, especially teens, letting them know the importance of speaking up, if they have been victims of abuse. She also would like to educate the community on prevention and the signs of sexual abuse and assault. 

 

Maci and I talk about everything and anything from her trauma that she experienced with her father, to when she was sexually assaulted, how she healed, the books she loves to read, including her favorite TV the Vampire Diaries. 

 

She was so much fun to talk to and her story is incredible. We hope you come to listen, with an open mind, and heart, and that her story helps you in some way.

 

You can find her cooresponding blog post here.

Follow her on instagram at @maci_lynch_voc

Survivor Story - Katie Seder

Survivor Story - Katie Seder

July 21, 2020

Katie Seder is our guest this week during our survivor series. She has become an amazing friend since she asked me to speak as a part of senior research project, and we are so excited to have our on our blog and podcast this week!

She is a survivor of sexual assault while she was in college. She is a strong believer of physical and mental health. Katie currently works in the beauty industry. She loves making others feel beautiful both inside and out. She found Voices of Hope while doing a college research project and has been involved ever since.

We discuss everything from her story of trauma, healing and how we can make changes in our world today especially around education. 

When it comes to education we chatted about her research project and the amazing work the We Will Organization is doing in creating educational tools for our schools.

Disclaimer: Please listen at your own discretion and if you are feeling triggered at any moment, please take time to care for yourself. Self-care is extremely important and we want you to feel safe.

You can check out Katie's corresponding blog post here.

Follow Katie on instagram @ktseder

Check out the We Will Organization at www.wewillorg.com and on instagram @we.will.organization

 

Survivor Story - Lucia Aybar

Survivor Story - Lucia Aybar

July 14, 2020

Our guest  this week is Lucia Aybar. 

She's an architect, working as a construction manager for what would be a Four Seasons.  She's passionate about music, she  started playing piano when she was 8 and still enjoys it as a way of therapy.  She's a community leader and moderator for a crowd source news outlet, Happs.  There she discovered the power of storytelling and that's what inspired her to start her own blog to share her story and it has become part of her healing process.

Lucia is a survivor and is truly an inspiring individual. We have the opportunity to work together in the past through Happs, a crowdsourced news platform and have developed a great friendship.

She wanted to come on to share her story to hopefully help others and share how culture played a big role in her own trauma and healing.

We hope you take a listen with an open heart and gain some amazing insights from this episode.

 

Follow Lucia's Blog on instagram at @21_canyourhearme

Check out Happs at https://happs.tv/

Survivor Story - Ilse Martin

Survivor Story - Ilse Martin

July 7, 2020

This month we are so excited to share 4 survivor stories.

You will have the opportunity to listen to 4 brave individuals share their experiences and their healing. The overall goal of all of them is the hope that sharing their story can help others.

With that said, we are excited to introduce Ilse Martin.

Ilse shares her story of being an undocumented person who experienced sexual abuse. She shares the struggles and fears she faced as she tried to move forward and heal. We discuss the process to get a visa, and where she is in the process. She shares with us different steps in her own healing. She is an incredible individual and so brave for wanting to share her story.

We encourage you to take a listen to her episode, but please note that we do openly discuss domestic violence and abuse, and we ask that you do listen at your own discretion.

Check out her corresponding blog post here.

That is Freedom

That is Freedom

June 30, 2020

This week our guest is Druw Biello. Druw has created a platform called, "That is Freedom."

"That Is Freedom is more than a social media page. It is an awareness campaign & an educational platform. Our purpose is to help educate the community about concepts such as: consent, rape culture, sexual violence, dating violence, mental illness, and more. Through advocacy, educational articles, fundraising, merchandise, and awareness movements, That Is Freedom hopes to educate the public and raise awareness about the issues listed above." “Together We Are Survivor Strong”

Druw and I discuss her own experience with sexual violence and abuse and why she started her platform. We discuss things that she used in her own healing that have helped her, the importance of writing and not keeping everything bottled up. We talk about her Raise up for Awareness Movement, where every month last year, she educated her community on a different stigmatized topic. She truly is working to make a change and you can hear it in her episode.

Find That is Freedom:

Instagram: @That_is_freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatIsFreedom

Website: https://druwcam.wixsite.com/thatisfreedom

The Heart Advocate

The Heart Advocate

June 23, 2020

We are so excited to introduce our guest today, Ta'lor Pinkston, also known as The Heart Advocate. Ta'lor is one amazing and inspiring individual as she chose the path of self love and on that journey, she began to advocate for other's hearts.

We have had the opportunity to work with Ta'lor on a number of occasions including being a part of her event with GRLPWRProjects: "Self-Love: The (Virtual) Fest, and her Healing Totes Fundraiser where she collected totes filled with items for a woman's shelter in Pittsburgh. She truly is an amazing soul and we are honored for her to be here today.

During our episode today, Ta'lor and I had some serious conversation about Self-Love, Self-Care, and Self-Acceptance. The practice of all three can be extremely helpful in ones healing from trauma and we hope that in today's episode you take away some valuable information that will help you in your own healing.

Facebook: @theheartadvocate

Instagram: @theheartadvocate

Twitter: @heartadvocate_

WEBSITE: https://theheartadvocate.com

 

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Youth Against Sexual Violence

Youth Against Sexual Violence

June 16, 2020

This week our guest is Sophia Arnold. Sophia is the founder of Youth Against Sexual Violence. Youth against Sexual Violence are a team of high school students with a wide range of skills and experience. Together, we hope to change how the world views and deals with sexual violence.

Sophia is such an inspiring individual to advocate for change and bring the issue of Sexual Violence to the forefront. During our episode, we talk about their recent campaign with Tara Reade, how unfortunate is for survivors that they are not heard. We also discuss how media and politics can play a role in justice being served and it is not in favor of the survivor.

 

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You can find their corresponding blog post here.

                  

We hope you enjoyed today's episode and please leave us some feedback as we would love to hear from you!

We Are All One Story

We Are All One Story

June 11, 2020

We are truly honored to introduce our guests this week. Today we share with you Jose and Ralph who founded "We are all one Story.

They are two brothers whose lives went different paths. One of them would lose both of his legs fighting for our Nation, while the other would lose years of his life in the California Department of Corrections. Somewhere in the trauma of their lives they had forgotten what they once always knew to be true - Their inherent value as people and the value in their own story. They have found that value once again. It is their mission to help others remember and never forget that their story matters. Your story is worth telling. Let them share it with the World.

Check out their episode today to learn their stories and how they want to help others share their own story.

 

Follow We are All One Story on You Tube here.

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Check out their website here.

You can find their corresponding blog post here.

We hope you enjoy today's episode!

Cakepops and Coffee

Cakepops and Coffee

June 2, 2020

This week's episode is truly amazing.

We were honored to interview Katie Maloney from Katie Maloney coaching. 

Katie's goal is to change the conversation around trauma, and she recently wrote a book about it called, Cake Pops and Coffee. You can find the book here.

In the episode today, we chat about trauma that Katie experienced, we discuss how she developed the book, sharing your story and how it can be positive and a negative experience, trust and everything in between.

If you have experienced trauma, or know someone who has, you need to listen to today's episode. 

Check out Katie here.

Follow her on Instagram at @katiemaloneycoaching 

Follow her on Facebook here.

You can find her corresponding blog post here.