This podcast is both a resource for anyone affected by sexual trauma, as well as a tribute to all those who are doing the hard work of healing. This project asks the question “Where do we go from here?” – at both the individual and collective levels. To truly work in the direction of wholeness, we must not only tell the story of what happened to us, but we must also share our stories of healing. That is where we find our strength and our hope – the hope that healing is possible for ourselves, as well as for our society.
COVID-19: Strength and Vulnerability
In this special episode (after a year long hiatus!), Molly is interviewed by Sarah Brennan, a former guest on the podcast who will soon be co-hosting the show with Molly. Join Sarah as she prompts Molly to explore the ways that the current pandemic has served as both a trigger and an opportunity for deeper healing.
My wrist is angry, and so am I
In this episode Molly shares some reflections on her healing journey in real time.
"I'm angry that I have to do this work. And I'm angry that I've had to do all of the work I've done. I'm angry that I do most of it alone. I'm angry that I have to pay for it financially, with my time, with my energy. I'm angry that I've had pain in my body as a reaction to the trauma that I've held and harbored for years. I'm angry about it. It's bull shit. It's taken too much of my life."
Kate Powers - Boundaries and Baby Steps
"If we're not honoring boundaries with each other on a smaller scale, in a smaller context..., it's no surprise to me that we have this whole culture that is having a lot of trouble with boundaries and standing up for ourselves and saying 'no.' ... We don't wanna say 'no' to people, we don't wanna let them down, we don't wanna hurt their feelings. It's very difficult for all of us, men and women, to practice 'yes' and 'no.'"
Donna Jenson - From Incest to Joy
"Every small and large step I've taken to speak, in whatever form - whether it's my voice, my play, my readings - every time I do any of that, I heal a little bit more because it's contradicting all that has made me believe I shouldn't be telling... It's always healing, every bit of it."
Reiki and My Decision to Heal after 20 Years of Silence
In this mini episode, I share my own story of how I decided to heal and how Reiki gave me the support I needed to do so.
Tazima Davis - Sexual Agency as a Revolutionary Act
"When you have sexual agency as a woman, there’s less of you being on the defensive as the victim. When we own our bodies, and we own not only our sexual power but also when we own our sexual pleasure, then we can say ‘Ya know, this doesn’t feel good. I don’t like this.’”
A Breath Of Fresh Air
I really enjoyed Molly’s take on the nuanced and complicated world of #MeToo. The best part about this podcast is how it explores real steps for survivors to take, healing trauma and anger while moving towards healing. It’s a must listen!