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Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences. 

I, Survivor Wondery

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    • 4.5 • 108 Ratings

Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences. 

    Introducing Confronting: Columbine

    Introducing Confronting: Columbine

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    The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and another twenty-one severely injured. And it was all broadcast over national tv for the nation to see. 

    The second season of Confronting takes on one of the most prolific tragedies in American history: the Columbine High School massacre. It was a devastating example of how easily a place of learning, familiarity and peace can descend into a war zone of chaos in a moment, the teenagers present that day are now adults who bear the mental and physical scars of the carnage they lived through. Amy Over, a Columbine survivor who is still living with its aftermath and raising her own children in its shadow, confronts many of the realities, questions and myths that surround the massacre to this day. Amy, through her own experience and by speaking with survivors, investigators, classmates, reporters on the scene and other important voices, brings a first-person account of the physical, emotional and spiritual journey that comes along with confronting the worst day of her life.

    Not Today, Motherf*cker

    Not Today, Motherf*cker

    Kelly Herron was attacked in a Seattle bathroom while she was out running one afternoon. But Kelly fought back. She shares her story, and we get a primer in self defense from Jenna’s neighbor, Jose Angel Castro, who just so happens to be the founder of NowHouse Education Group. Pro-tip: Get hard bones into soft places. No one’s gonna square off and tell you to put up your dukes like you see in the movies.

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    Links from today’s episode:

    Not Today - Kelly’s Slam Piece

    NowHouse Education Group

    Follow Jose on social media!

    • 46 min
    Swimming It Out

    Swimming It Out

    A single traumatic event can change life in the blink of an eye. It can destroy you, enrage you, and even fuel the fire within you. Nancy Hogshead-Makar was raped in college but she didn’t allow that to take over her life. Instead, Nancy channeled her fury into Olympic gold. This is I, Survivor.

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    Links from today’s episode:

    RAINN - 24/7 Anonymous Sexual Assault Hotline

    Champion Women - Advocacy for Women and Girls in Sport

    Follow Nancy Hogshead-Makar on Twitter

    Institutional Betrayal - Article by Dr. Jennifer Freyd




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    • 43 min
    Introducing I, Survivor

    Introducing I, Survivor

    The assault, the manipulation, the fear, the triumph.

    I, Survivor premieres on July 31. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.

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108 Ratings

108 Ratings

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