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Justin from the Generation Why collects personal stories from listeners about topics most consider taboo or shameful. Listeners reveal some of their darkest most cringe worthy moments in life to educate, entertain or to simply release into the world. Every episode will have a new topic or theme where nothing is considered taboo.

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    • Personal Journals

Justin from the Generation Why collects personal stories from listeners about topics most consider taboo or shameful. Listeners reveal some of their darkest most cringe worthy moments in life to educate, entertain or to simply release into the world. Every episode will have a new topic or theme where nothing is considered taboo.

    Non Monogamous Ep. 61

    Non Monogamous Ep. 61

    We all have our idea of the perfect relationship and what we look for in one partner. We follow social constructs that tell us who to love, how to love, and how many we can fall in love with. What if you meet several perfect partners at the same time? My guest Josie disregards the "rules" while making her own when it comes to love and relationships. 
     

    • 37 min
    Statutory Ep. 60

    Statutory Ep. 60

    According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, almost 90,000 cases of child sexual abuse are reported each year. Countless incidents go unreported, and 96 percent of these children are abused by someone they know and trust. In this episode, my guests discuss what it's like to be young teens, the older men they were with and the manipulation they went through. First interview with Rosie from Voice of the Victim. She talks about the grooming process and the effects it had on her. My second guest Cara (starts at 23mins) talks about a relationship an 18 year old started with her when she was around 13 years old. My third guest Tiffany (starts at 1 hour 17mins) was targeted by a family friend who hides behind his membership in the Mormon church. Her parents handle the discovery of this abuse in sharply contrasting ways, adding to her fear and shame. 
     

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Ripple Effects Ep. 59

    Ripple Effects Ep. 59

    Trauma suffered during childhood can follow us through life, molding our behaviors and relationships. Today's guest Melissa talks about sexual abuse and the ripple effects that have influenced her life.
    National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 95 percent of sexually abused children will be abused by someone they know and trust, and 84 percent of sexual victimization of children under 12 occurs in a residence.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    To Miscarry Ep.58

    To Miscarry Ep.58

    I make an effort to cover topics that happen every day but that people find either too painful or taboo to speak of. Today, I have a returning guest who covers the topic of miscarriage and other issues she encountered during her pregnancy. Various medical staff gave her different answers while she was on an emotional rollercoaster, which ended up affecting every aspect of her life.

    • 37 min
    Captive Ep. 57

    Captive Ep. 57

    Today I speak with Zoey who shares a story about traveling the country to meet friends. One destination turns into a nightmare where she's held captive and assaulted for several days. It's a devastating story about a breach of trust that destroys our illusion of safety. 

    • 41 min
    Living with Pain Ep. 56

    Living with Pain Ep. 56

    Today's episode talks about an invisible demon that affects our daily lives. Gnawing pain, sharp pain and everything in between. 
    Jael gets sick with swine flu and never fully recovers.  He talks about his frustrations with his day to day activities and is diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  Kate develops ankylosing spondylitis which shatters her career. She discovers a creative outlet that she can do from home.  
    #fibromyalgia #ankylosing spondylitis #swineflu

    • 39 min

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