24 episodes

Welcome to my podcast Candle In A Dark Room. I will tell you the story of my life, how I survived trauma and how I live in recovery today. We will interview special guests and discuss all of the "off limit" subjects. This podcast has something for everyone.

Candle In A Dark Room Desi Garcia

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Welcome to my podcast Candle In A Dark Room. I will tell you the story of my life, how I survived trauma and how I live in recovery today. We will interview special guests and discuss all of the "off limit" subjects. This podcast has something for everyone.

    S 2, Ep 7: "Finding the beauty in my broken" w/ Ashley Simpson

    S 2, Ep 7: "Finding the beauty in my broken" w/ Ashley Simpson

    In this episode I got to interview my friend Ashley Simpson. Ashley is a survivor of child sexual abuse from her step father as well. We have similar stories except Ashley has had to unfortunately deal with the backlash from her family after she reported her truth once she was an adult. Her family including her own mother, chose to side with her perpetrator (her step dad). In this episode Ashley tells us her story of survival as well as what happened when she told her truth and how she has had to cut ties with family to take care of herself and her own mental health. Listen to Ashleys story of strength and resilience because she is a true example of a survivor. 
    You can follow Ashley on instagram @_ashley.simpson_ ✨ Make sure you LISTEN AND SHARE SHARE SHARE! Also don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast so you know when new episodes are released, AND of course make sure you follow our page on Instagram and Facebook @candleinadarkroom

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    • 59 min
    S 2, Ep 6: "Learning to love me" w/ Paige Watts

    S 2, Ep 6: "Learning to love me" w/ Paige Watts

    In this episode I sat down with my girl Paige Watts. Paige is a social media influencer and digital creator! Paige is in front of the camera often and comes across as having confidence in her beauty, but what people don't know or see is the struggle she deals with on the inside. Paige has struggled with body dysmorphia, anxiety and other mental health struggles. She talks about why doing what she does actually helps her and how it may seem so glamorous behind the camera, but its so much harder and more stressful than people even know. She talks abut her future goals and gives advice on learning to love yourself even when its hard because its something she has to do often. Paige is beautiful inside and out, smart and one of the nicest people I've met. Plus she's an amazing singer too! She has a heart of gold and I'm honored and excited to share this honest and vulnerable episode with you. You can follow Paige on instagram @paigearmita ✨ So make sure you LISTEN AND SHARE SHARE SHARE! Also don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you know when new episodes are released, AND of course make sure you follow our page on Instagram and Facebook @candleinadarkroom

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    • 53 min
    S 2, Ep 5: “Black Lives Matter”

    S 2, Ep 5: “Black Lives Matter”

    Hey everyone! On this weeks episode I have 3 of my friends here with me. I have Tamika, Lisi, Jordyn and myself.  We are all have different colors of skin and are all different nationalities, such as African American, Polynesian, Caucasian and Latina. I thought it would be a good idea to get all of our perspectives on our thoughts about the black lives matter movement and about the recent events that have triggered it. This is our raw emotions about how this has affected us all in different, but painful ways. Please be mindful that this is OUR opinion and you don't need to agree, but I felt like this needed to be talked about. The 4 of us are all strong independent and passionate women who want to use our voice in hope of making a difference. Remember Love is the answer. Love over fear, love overcomes hate, and loves triumphs darkness. Lets all stand together in solidarity. Be a candle in a dark room and use your lights to guide others out of the darkness. ✨
    So make sure you LISTEN AND SHARE SHARE SHARE!
    Also don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you know when new episodes are released, AND of course make sure you follow our page on Instagram and Facebook @candleinadarkroom

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    • 52 min
    S2, Ep 3: "This is my truth, not my fault" w/ Keelan Ramos

    S2, Ep 3: "This is my truth, not my fault" w/ Keelan Ramos

    This is one of my favorite episodes to date! In this episode my beautiful friend Keelan talks about the horrific ordeal that occurred in October 2018 while she was abroad with some friends to Portugal. Keelan tells the story of how her last night there turned into a complete nightmare when she woke up in a brothel type setting with dozens of men around her. The last thing she remembered before waking up was being in a bar and getting served two drinks by the bar tender. Unfortunately when keelan woke up she had no idea where she was, who she was with and what exactly the men had done to her. 
    On top of this traumatic incident, when Keelan returned back to the states her two "best friends" that had gone with her completely turned their back, spread rumors to her other friends and shamed Keelan calling her a liar. Keelan tells her truth in this episode and takes her power back because unfortunately there was no legal justice to these men that hurt her that night. Im SO proud of her. 
    Please listen to this episode and then go comment on my instagram @candleinadarkroom with the post about Keelan and tell us what you think about the episode. Also spread some love to her. Victims deserve to be heard, validated and told how important they are and loved despite the horrible circumstances that were out of their control. Listen, SHARE and spread love. 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    "The Unseen" w/ Amber Rose

    "The Unseen" w/ Amber Rose

    Amber Rose is a survivor of sex trafficking! When amber was 17 she was forced into the sex trafficking business by someone she knew. Listen to Amber tell the story of her experience, how she escaped and what she has done to start to heal. 

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    • 39 min
    'My Second Chance" W/ Brittany Piper

    'My Second Chance" W/ Brittany Piper

    On this episode Brit tells her story of how the unexpected death of her older brother turned her world upside down. In the midst of her downfall Brittany was brutally raped by a stranger on the side of the road. Her story made national news. She then talks about how she changed her life around and how she got to where she is today. Brittany is now a public speaker, A sexual violence expert and a healing coach! You don't want to miss this episode! Brittany is the definition of a survivor and how to go from trials  to triumph. 
    You can find her on instagram @Brittanypiper or www.brittanypiper.com to find out more about her and what she does. 

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    • 1 hr 13 min

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