Introducing the HERE Podcast
Updated: Dec 5, 2020
A life-long passion project that is finally launching.
Maya Angelou said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I know my story has weighed me down and tortured my soul since I was 11 years old. Well, I am ready now to release this story and the control it has had over my life. I am ready to reclaim my body and reconnect with my power.
I want to go a step further and, with open and loving arms, welcome anyone else who is ready to do the same.
The HERE podcast is a space for people who have experienced sexual abuse to release their stories, taking away the power it has had over their lives. I hope to inspire awareness, understanding, prevention, and healing.
We are still here despite all that has happened.
We deserve to be here and to be at peace.
I am here for you, you are not alone.
I wanted to have a podcast where people could share and release their stories, taking away the power it has had over their lives. Where listeners who are experiencing the same thing but are not ready to speak up would know they are not alone in their suffering and have hope that it will get better and not give up. Where families and loved ones of people who have been abused could understand a little more what their loved one is going through, why he/she may act they way they do, how the abuse affects them so they could know how to better help. Where adults could learn what to look for to ensure the children in their lives are safe; awareness, prevention and removing stigmas.
Why the Title HERE?
So, I have HERE tattooed to my arm (picture on Instagram). This word means a lot to me and I would love to share it with you.
I’m still here - I survived; I survived the abuse, but most of all myself. My terrible negative self-talk and the pain I put myself through throughout my life.
I’m still here - so watch out :) I am still here and telling my story
You are here - You are seen and valued
I’m here for you, you are not alone
Right here, right now everything is ok (my mantra for getting through anxiety)
Here we take a stand, release our stories into the world; release the power it has over us
Thank you again so much for engaging in this conversation with me.