33 episodes

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

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 108 Ratings

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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. 

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    Wondery Presents: Queen of Hearts

    Wondery Presents: Queen of Hearts

    Introducing Queen of Hearts: a new kind of blind dating game show, hosted by Jujubee (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dragnificent). The Queen of our hearts guides singles through a series of sexy games and challenges to see if they can find their one true love-for-now. Sure to make you laugh, follow Queen of Hearts wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app: wondery.fm/IS_QoH

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    Tommy Caldwell's Trauma Changed his Life for the Better

    Tommy Caldwell's Trauma Changed his Life for the Better

    He's been described as the greatest living athlete you've never heard of, but once you hear it you'll never be able to forget Tommy Caldwell's story. In the early 2000s, Tommy was just a young climber on a trip when he and his friends were taken hostage. Then a household accident threatened to end his career forever. Tommy talks about putting his life back together, post traumatic growth, and chasing big dreams.

    LINKS!

    You can catch Tommy in action in The Dawn Wall and Free Solo

    You can also visit Tommy's website for more from the man himself.

    To read more about his experience in Kyrgyzstan, read his book, The Push

    Lockey Maisonneuve Refuses to Forgive her Abusers

    Lockey Maisonneuve Refuses to Forgive her Abusers

    Lockey Maisonneuve calls herself the "Girl Raised by Wolves." She had abusive, neglectful parents and hated when people told her she couldn't heal until she forgave her abusers. She found healing through yoga and was able to release her pain, and now she teaches others. You can get a copy of her memoir wherever books are sold.



    LINKS!

    Learn more about using yoga to heal trauma

    Lockey mentioned Rainn.org - it's a great resource for survivors.

    Learn more about Lockey and her book "A Girl Raised By Wolves" on her website

    Darrell Jones on Freedom After 32 Years Behind Bars

    Darrell Jones on Freedom After 32 Years Behind Bars

    In December 2017, Darrell "Diamond" Jones took his first breath as a free man in 32 years. In 1985, he was convicted of a crime he says he didn't commit. He could have pled guilty for a shorter sentence, but he refused to confess guilt for something he knows he didn't do. We talked to him about surviving a dangerous prison and committing his life to making sure other innocent men end up in jail like he did.

    LINKS!

    You wouldn't be hearing Darrell's story without reporting from WBUR and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.

    Learn more about Not In My Name.

    The July Effect

    The July Effect

    Stacy Seltzer had just married her husband, Jason, when something happened that set off a chain reaction that upturned her entire life: She got pregnant. That led to misdiagnoses, chronic pain, and a month-long stay in the hospital in July 2012. Finally one thing gave her some relief: The July Effect. The jury's still out on whether it's a myth, but what Stacy went through is very, very real.

    LINKS!

    Decide for yourself: July Effect, fact or fiction?

    Be your own health advocate!

    Leaving Your Family to Save Yourself

    Leaving Your Family to Save Yourself

    Larry Ruhl was in his 20s when he started having flashbacks. Shadowy childhood memories re-emerged of his father, coming into his bedroom late at night. As he uncovered these painful thoughts he was also grappling with his sexuality. He’s here today to talk about the process of healing and how it’s something he works on every day. Larry was brave enough to step into the darkest parts of his life and find solace in sharing with other survivors.

    *Heads up - this episode mentions childhood sexual abuse and suicidal ideation.*

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

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One of the best podcasts

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Thank you

So refreshing to hear stories of hope. Thank you

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Interesting stories

Loving this series, and the stories are interesting and informative....

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