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Discover the real-life stories of every day people surviving soul-crushing ordeals to take back their lives, becoming wiser, enlightened and triumphant in defying former tormentors and oppressors. Hear inspirational heroes speak honestly about their often-brutal experiences with Stand Up Speak Up to raise social awareness and remove stigmas. Listen to how the hurt, lost and forgotten overcome cruel adversity and go from victimized to victorious.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 43 Ratings

Discover the real-life stories of every day people surviving soul-crushing ordeals to take back their lives, becoming wiser, enlightened and triumphant in defying former tormentors and oppressors. Hear inspirational heroes speak honestly about their often-brutal experiences with Stand Up Speak Up to raise social awareness and remove stigmas. Listen to how the hurt, lost and forgotten overcome cruel adversity and go from victimized to victorious.

    Ashleigh Banfield

    Ashleigh Banfield

    Karla speaks with her longtime friend Ashleigh Banfield

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Letters on Sex Trafficking

    Letters on Sex Trafficking

    In this episode, we try to get into the minds of the players in the sex trade - from the pimps that find and exploit people, to johns that buy sex, to people involved and forced into the trade.

    • 30 min
    My Boobs Are Trying To Kill Me: If You’re Gonna Have Cancer Fog You Might As Well Be Blonde‪

    My Boobs Are Trying To Kill Me: If You’re Gonna Have Cancer Fog You Might As Well Be Blonde‪

    Karla Stephens-Tolstoy talks both good news and bad news concerning her diagnosis and the medications she has been taking during her treatment for her cancer.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    My Boobs are Trying to Kill Me: Exclusive Interview with childhood trauma survivor Sandra Doweck

    My Boobs are Trying to Kill Me: Exclusive Interview with childhood trauma survivor Sandra Doweck

    Karla Stpehens-Tolstoy talks with Community Ambassador Sandra Doweck about her tough childhood and what she learned from it.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    My Boobs Are Trying To Kill Me: Karla Stephens Tolstoy & Her Fight Against Cancer

    My Boobs Are Trying To Kill Me: Karla Stephens Tolstoy & Her Fight Against Cancer

    Karla Stephens Tolstoy is telling her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer and the journey she went through to recovery.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How does he do it? David Bernstein: Homeless youth to Harvard

    How does he do it? David Bernstein: Homeless youth to Harvard

    Karla Stephens Tolstoy talks with David Bernstein about his life as an abandoned child, and his time at Harvard University.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Jessica-Lynne ,

Red deer Alberta

Red deer Alberta
Thank you about talking about Kratom it saved my life

_MaddiecakesB123_ ,

Kratom Podcasts

Thank you for portraying our community exactly how it is. It’s so nice to have the truth out there. Karla makes it her mission to really get to know all of her interviewees. Looking forward to listening to more of their podcasts as they are all based on real life struggles. Thank you Karla! #kratomsaveslives

bionicgram_on_IG ,

Excellent investigative podcast!

I’m currently listening to the Shelly Desrochers case. Very well done and interesting!

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