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The My Story Told Podcast features hopeful conversations with survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).

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The My Story Told Podcast features hopeful conversations with survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).

    MST Podcast (Ep03): Heath Phillips

    MST Podcast (Ep03): Heath Phillips

    Heath Phillips | Reach Into the Darkness



     



    On episode 3 of the MST Podcast, we talk with navy veteran Heath Phillips about his MST experience, dealing with the shame of being a male survivor, taking on the VA system, and how he now uses his story and voice as an advocate for all MST survivors.



     







     







    ABOUT THIS EPISODE



    Heath Phillips comes from a long line of veterans.  Serving was a natural way to express his patriotism.  But shortly after joining the navy, he was sexually assaulted. His command ignored him.  His attackers continued.  To avoid the torment, he went AWOL and his life spiraled into despair and self-abuse.  After being forcibly returned to his command, the navy wanted to give Heath a dishonorable discharge, but instead settled for an “Other Than Honorable” separation in exchange for Heath’s voluntary departure from the military.  But the real depth of Heath’s MST related torment was only about to begin.



    On episode 3 of the MST Podcast , Heath shares how he now uses his story and voice as an advocate for MST survivors.



    This episode was recorded July 14, 2018 in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Host: Lauren DelRicci.  Guests: Heath Phillips.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas/The Social Voice Project, Mary Fogle-Loveland.  Music (available on SoundCloud.com): Nicolai Heidlas Music (“Wings”, Pipe Choir Records (“Inscencer”), 9 Smooth Vibe (“Soul Lounge Mix”), Zom-V (“Zomvemokitt”), 9 Smooth Vibe (“Soul Lounge Mix”), Marcel du Preez (“Snow on the ocean”). Music (available on Bensound.com): “Elevator Bossanova.” Additional sound (available on Youtube):  Dept. of Defense (“Sexual Assault – Retaliation,” “Get Consent”). MST Podcast cover art: Nickie Renee Artistry. ©MST Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc. All rights reserved. 



     











    ABOUT THE PODCAST



    Where our stories are told, others can unfold. The MST Podcast features hopeful conversations with survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).  Because there is a direct connection between storytelling, compassion, empathy, and healing, MST also stands for My Story Told.  Through stories we connect, we understand, and we heal.  Specifically, through stories of hope and possibility we can also inspire other veterans and trauma survivors to shift from surviving to thriving.  Our guests lead by example, they speak up about their trauma, and they reveal that what works in their lives just might work for others.  We think it’s our duty to listen and learn. Lauren DelRicci hosts the podcast.  She is a veteran of the US Navy and an MST survivor.



     



     



     



     







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    MST Podcast (Ep02): Amanda Le’Anne Brunzell

    MST Podcast (Ep02): Amanda Le’Anne Brunzell

    Amanda Le'Anne Brunzell | Dreamer

     



    On episode 2 of the MST Podcast, we talk with Amanda Le'Anne Brunzell about her MST experience in the navy, years of traumatic silence, and how she now uses her story and voice as an advocate for MST survivors.



     







     







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    The worst day of her life was when Amanda Le'Anne Brunzell was diagnosed with a brain tumor . . . and she was raped by a fellow sailor.  Sure, she had been drinking to help process the shocking news of her medical condition.  And despite Amanda’s plea for help regarding her sexual assault, the navy focused instead on her underage drinking.  “Bad behavior,” the military declared, sending Amanda to alcohol awareness training.  As for her rapist?  He eventually admitted his crime and the navy declared that for his “bad behavior” he would get kicked out of his training school and moved to another duty station.



    For too many survivors of MST, command indifference (or cover up) for sex crimes is a familiar experience, one that often causes as much trauma as the original assault.



    On this episode, Amanda shares how she now uses her story and voice as an advocate for MST survivors.



    This episode was recorded July 14, 2018 in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Host: Lauren DelRicci.  Guests: Amanda Le'Anne Brunzell.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas/The Social Voice Project.  Music (available on SoundCloud.com): Nicolai Heidlas Music (“Wings”), Pipe Choir Records (“Inscencer”), 9 Smooth Vibe (“Soul Lounge Mix”), Alyssa Riley (“Runaway”). Additional sound (available on Youtube):  Dept. of Defense (“Sexual Assault – Retaliation,” “Get Consent”). MST Podcast cover art: Nickie Renee Artistry. ©MST Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc. All rights reserved. 



     









    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Where our stories are told, others can unfold. The MST Podcast features hopeful conversations with survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).  Because there is a direct connection between storytelling, compassion, empathy, and healing, MST also stands for My Story Told.  Through stories we connect, we understand, and we heal.  Specifically, through stories of hope and possibility we can also inspire other veterans and trauma survivors to shift from surviving to thriving.  Our guests lead by example, they speak up about their trauma, and they reveal that what works in their lives just might work for others.  We think it’s our duty to listen and learn. Lauren DelRicci hosts the podcast.  She is a veteran of the US Navy and an MST survivor.

     



     



     



     







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    MST Podcast (Ep01): Timothy Jones

    MST Podcast (Ep01): Timothy Jones

    Timothy Jones | There's Hope

     



    On episode 1 of the MST Podcast, sponsored by the Veterans Breakfast Club, host Lauren DelRicci talks with navy veteran Timothy Jones about his MST experience being raped and suffering the fallout among his peers after reporting the crime.  Timothy shares his powerful story of survival from sinking to the depths of despair, rising with hopefulness, and realizing healthfulness within a community of supportive fellow veterans in Pittsburgh.



     







     







    ABOUT THIS EPISODE



    Timothy Jones is a navy veteran and survivor of military sexual trauma.  While stationed in Japan, he was raped by a Marine.  Although Tim reported the crime, his peers hazed and harassed him to the point where he was removed from this duty station and eventually discharged from the navy.  His assailant was eventually convicted and sentenced to six months in the Brig.



    In this episode, Timothy shares a powerful story of survival.  From sinking to the depths of despair and then rising with hopefulness, he now realizes healthfulness within a community of supportive fellow veterans in Pittsburgh.  But every day is a struggle, he admits, but through it all there’s hope for a better day today than yesterday.



    This episode was recorded May 22, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Host: Lauren DelRicci.  Guest: Timothy Jones.  Podcast Producer: Kevin Farkas.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas, Nick Grimes.  Music (available on SoundCloud.com): Panda Dog Music (“The Return of Bossa”), Zom V (“LuvStep 2011 Mini Mix”), 9 Smooth Vibe (“Soul Lounge Mix”).  Additional sound (available on Youtube):  Dept. of Defense (“Sexual Assault – Retaliation,” “Get Consent”). MST Podcast cover art: Nickie Renee Artistry.  ©MST Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc. All rights reserved. ©Longest War Podcast/Veterans Breakfast Club. All rights reserved.



     









    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Where our stories are told, others can unfold. The MST Podcast features hopeful conversations with survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).  Because there is a direct connection between storytelling, compassion, empathy, and healing, MST also stands for My Story Told.  Through stories we connect, we understand, and we heal.  Specifically, through stories of hope and possibility we can also inspire other veterans and trauma survivors to shift from surviving to thriving.  Our guests lead by example, they speak up about their trauma, and they reveal that what works in their lives just might work for others.  We think it’s our duty to listen and learn. Lauren DelRicci hosts the podcast.  She is a veteran of the US Navy and an MST survivor.

     



     



     



     







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