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Welcome to Beyond Surviving, the safe space for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to receive support, resources, and share their stories. Beyond Surviving is about freedom, healing, connection, and even laughter and fun. Most importantly, it's about letting go of the pain of abuse and finally moving on! Discover the 3 Stages of Recovery from Childhood Abuse: The road to recovery is much easier when you know what stage you're in and what to do next. Find out exactly where you are in your healing journey and what kind of support you need right now. This FREE 9-page guide will give you the answers you've been seeking: www.rachelgrantcoaching.com/checklist
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Beyond Surviving with Rachel Grant Rachel Grant

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Welcome to Beyond Surviving, the safe space for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to receive support, resources, and share their stories. Beyond Surviving is about freedom, healing, connection, and even laughter and fun. Most importantly, it's about letting go of the pain of abuse and finally moving on! Discover the 3 Stages of Recovery from Childhood Abuse: The road to recovery is much easier when you know what stage you're in and what to do next. Find out exactly where you are in your healing journey and what kind of support you need right now. This FREE 9-page guide will give you the answers you've been seeking: www.rachelgrantcoaching.com/checklist
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    S7 Ep. 6: #METOO Meets #BLM

    S7 Ep. 6: #METOO Meets #BLM

    I chat with La'Tia Parker Stewart about the intersection of trauma that exists between #metoo and #blm. We discuss the pros and cons of looking at sexual and racial trauma through a common lens.
    We also dig into how patriarchy among other things has led to black women being treated as an “afterthought” in the Black Lives Matter movement.
    We tackle some of the discomfort that comes with talking about sexual trauma and racism, and ultimately find our way to championing the importance of active willingness to listen and bear witness to the pain of others and to communicate non-violently and with love.
    We seek to celebrate and acknowledge the women who are at the heart of both #metoo and #blm.
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    La’Tia Parker Stewart is the founder of the Flourish Foundation Inc. and the V.O.W.(Victory of Women) Network. She is also an author, certified life coach, graphic designer, women’s ministry leader and a certified victim advocate for sexual assault and domestic violence victims and survivors.
    In 2001, she began to host a “Let the Healing Begin” Support Group in her home after finding a need for a safe place for women still suffering from traumatic experiences. Within months La’Tia’s home was overflowing with women so needing a bigger platform, she founded “V.O.W” (Victory Of Women) Network and begin hosting annual Women Conferences within her city to assist women with tools and resources to live victorious over the after-effects of sexual assault and domestic violence.
    In 2009, she then founded S.O.A.R (Speak Out Against Rape), a campaign/program to raise awareness in her community about sexual assault and to aid sexual assault victims to find their voice and seek support for the long term effects of any issues they may be still suffering with. She became a sought-after speaker on the topic of sexual assault and launched “Speak Out” Campaigns, workshops, conferences, media campaigns, numerous rallies and WAR (Walk Against Rape) to bring awareness to these issues. She received a resolution from the City of Selma in 2010 for her work with SOAR.
    La’Tia herself had been a victim of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence and was outraged by the lack of resources, social stigma and other barriers imposed on those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence in her community. Seeing an even greater need for victims suffering with “overlooked issues” such as PTSD, eating disorders, self-harm, and other issues, she co-founded Family Affairs, Inc. to provide counseling and coaching resources to people in her community. She received her Life Coaching Certification and studied crisis response, trauma care, & suicide prevention to help assist in these areas in the organization.
    Her latest project, the Flourish Foundation is geared to totally assist survivors to move from survival to flourishing status. She believes that survivors can not only overcome the affects of trauma but that they can CONQUER them. The Flourish Foundation aims to offer a retreat center that focuses on the full recovery of survivors.
    La’Tia has been a part of ministry work for over 10 years and has worked in social services for over 20 years. She co-hosted the radio talk show “God’s Voice” and is the author of the book “Where Can I Take My Shame?” where she openly shares her journey to healing from years of trauma. Her story has been heard in churches, college campuses, radio interviews and several blogs. She is currently releasing her second book “Rebuilding the Ruins” and is aiming to provide advocate and sensitivity training to churches, law enforcement,  clergy, and medical staff for victimized individuals.
    La'Tia currently works as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee. She has also worked for over 10 years with advocate organizations such as the National Voting Rights Mu

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    S7 Ep. 5: #HereForTheMusic: Preventing Sexual Violence at Concerts and Festivals

    S7 Ep. 5: #HereForTheMusic: Preventing Sexual Violence at Concerts and Festivals

    As we enter music festival season, Calling All Crows details their work with venues, festivals, and artists to prevent sexual violence and improve responsiveness to incidents of violence at live music events. Founded by a musician and tour manager, the organization has deep roots in the music industry and partners with musicians to engage their fans in activism on behalf of women.Kim shares with us the 5 D’s of sexual violence prevention – you don’t want to miss that!Kim Warnick is the Executive Director of Calling All Crows and brings with her a decade of sexual violence prevention and response work, in addition to experience in project management, facilitation, crisis management, and project/campaign design. Her love of music and passion to see an end to sexual violence combine naturally in this campaign to prevent sexual violence in live music.www.callingallcrows.org/hereforthemusicBecome a Volunteer!
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    • 33 min
    Transforming Trauma S5 Ep. 2: Shifting from Shame to Self Love

    Transforming Trauma S5 Ep. 2: Shifting from Shame to Self Love

    Trauma often manifests itself as the voice of shame that won’t leave survivors alone. Survivors not only think it’s somehow their fault that the abuse happened, but that if they talk about it or ask for help they are reaffirming their innate weakness. 
    In this episode, Emmy of the Instagram community @Blooming_Forward shares her story of survival and recovery, the ways she’s learned to reject shame and how she now teaches others to do the same.

    Resources:
    bloomingforward.blog
    Book Recommendation: Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés
    Watch here: https://youtu.be/4J3tRVcxwr8

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    • 48 min
    S7 Ep. 4: Surthrivor: Flourishing Despite Hardships

    S7 Ep. 4: Surthrivor: Flourishing Despite Hardships

    April is Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month and my guest is absolutely one of my most favorite people in the world!
    As one who suffered childhood sexual abuse, specifically father-daughter incest, Lyvonne Proverbs is deeply committed to ending childhood sexual abuse in and beyond Black religious spaces.
    We cover a lot of a ground – including how to break free of your “pity parties” and commit to healing and how to become co-conspirators in healing (and why we love this word more than ally).
    We even chat about all of the ways we love on ourselves so that we can activate our power and presence (it’s a lot simpler than you might think!)
    You’ll also learn more about Lyvonne’s work with beautiful scars, an online platform support Black Christian women in finding their voice and healing.
    Get a pen and paper, you're going to want to take notes!
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    Lyvonne Proverbs, MDiv, a New York City native, is a body and sex-positive pastor, preacher, transformational speaker, spiritual life coach, writer, poet, educator, and conscious creative social entrepreneur. An Emmy-award-winning media producer, Proverbs graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Honors, Yale Divinity School with a Master of Divinity, and Columbia Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology, where she completed her thesis, The Problem with "Father" God: Incest as a Silent Killer in the Black Church, about preaching, poetry, and sexual trauma. She is a highly sought after presenter and has partnered with Lyft, Auburn Seminary, San Francisco Department of Health, the Atlanta University Center, Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, and more.
    Proverbs is the founder of beautiful scars, an online storytelling agency focused on trauma, healing, and resiliency. Her @WereSurthrivors platform is a digital community for Black Christian women who are also survivors of childhood sexual abuse. By harnessing the power of narrative, she is aiding survivors (and communities, at large) to shift from silence to storytelling to put an end to male sexual violence.
    Proverbs has been featured in ESSENCE, Cosmopolitan, and The Washington Post magazines and Sojourners named her one of "11 Women Shaping the Church" in March 2019. Proverbs is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the inaugural cohort of the DO GOOD X Startup Accelerator. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA and can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as Twitter and Instagram (@LyvonneP).
    lyvonnep.com
    @Lyvonne P on IG/Twitter
    Lyvonne Proverbs on Facebook
    weresurthrivors.com
    @WereSurthrivors on IG/Twitter
    beautiful scars on Facebook

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    • 52 min
    S7 Ep. 3: Helping Teens Find Their Voices

    S7 Ep. 3: Helping Teens Find Their Voices

    I speak with Sharon R. Simonson, author, advocate, and founder of Angel Wings Bridge Foundation, a non-profit organization she established to support and empower teens to speak up and use their voices to share their stories and prevent future cases of abuse. Through her projects and published work, Sharon's goal is to help decrease the alarming number of teenage suicides, teenage pregnancies, drug and alcohol addictions, prostitution, depression, and PTSD that are occurring in our youth population.
    This woman is a powerhouse and even got me talking about my teenager days!
    https://angelwingsbridge.com/

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    • 30 min
    S7 Ep. 2: Music for Soul Healing

    S7 Ep. 2: Music for Soul Healing

    Music for the Soul was birthed out of Steve Silar’s experience creating songs for a stage play for survivors of incest. We discuss how music - and specifically songs - can help survivors on their healing journey. We also hear about Steve's amazing plan to turn the stage play into a film entitled Innocent Child and you can even play a big role in making his dream come true! Steve Siler is founder and director of Music for the Soul, a faith based organization that creatively uses the power of songs and stories as a bridge to hope and healing for those facing life's most difficult issues. An accomplished award-winning songwriter and music producer, Siler has had over 500 of his songs recorded in the Christian, pop, & country markets.
    https://www.musicforthesoul.org/
    https://www.musicforthesoul.org/innocent-child-project/

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    • 32 min

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My daughter has just introduced me to your podcast. I am an author of children's books. One of my books is on sexual abuse prevention. I just listened to my first podcast and LOVE it. How I wish I would have discovered this before today. The way that we store pain and trauma in the body and mind is a very powerful thing and something I have been working on and studying. Thank you for these ideas. For our family Yoga and Meditation have really helped. Looking into Trauma yoga today. Thank you so much for this podcast and information. Kimberly

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