35 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. 

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    • 4.2, 1.4K Ratings

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. 

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

S.E.Murphy ,

Thank You!

I want to say thank you to everyone who shared their stories, but specifically Michelle Sims from episode 18. Hearing Michelle's story was like listening to my journey. It made me feel validated & not alone. Because my physical bruises were few and far between I always felt funny identifying as a Domestic Abuse Survivor. However, the psychological bruises have proven to be the most challenging to overcome. So difficult that suicidal thoughts/substance abuse were much easier ways to cope than living in reality. Not to say the scars don't open up at times, but with a ton of help & hard work, I've come out on the other side. It is sooooo not normal for your partner to make you to feel trapped, controlled & worthless!!
Thank you Wagatwe, Jenna & Michelle for bringing awareness to this prevalent issue!

Potato_wook ,

I’m not surprised by the negative responses

As a survivor myself— I’m well aware that there is a stigma involved with speaking about your experiences. Society asks a lot of those who have been marginalized the most. Don’t speak too casually about it, don’t shame men, don’t shame white people, don’t make people uncomfortable by being vocal about your trauma, don’t have commercials..(?!) etc, etc. It comes as no shock to me that people have negative things to say about this podcast. That’s ok— to some people who have actually experienced some of the things talked about on the podcast; these types of conversations normalize our right to heal, to be heard, and to feel safe. The hosts do a great job of keeping a light and open atmosphere. Again, it’s not surprising to see how people shame them for being “girls.” How dare they speak like humans, right? In my honest opinion, their dialogue is of paramount importance, as it sets the stage for the survivor to feel comfortable sharing the intimate details of their trauma. If they were so horrible at their jobs, they wouldn’t be producing such amazing content and stories. Well done.

P.S. Your listeners miss you! What happened to the show? Tuesday’s are a little less powerful without you.

JessG1991 ,

Love it!

Great podcast, I don’t mind that it is interview form. Hopefully they will be back for another season!

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