A very dear friend who I have traveled around the world with, doing anti-trafficking work and caring for the poor, joins us today. Janice Meyer is a humanitarian documentary photographer, a sexual abuse survivor and one of the most all-around incredible human beings I have ever known. I am so excited for you to hear her story, get to know her heart of gold, be inspired by her life and order her book! (www.janicemeyer.net)
A dear friend of OneVOICE and a real firecracker of a preacher and poet, Esmeralda Ridilla joins us today from Abilene, Texas. She is the founder and executive director of Emerald of the Sea, a nonprofit empowering survivors to heal from sexual trauma.
Special Guest: Lexie Smith, a brave advocate and survivor of sexual abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Lexie was recently a featured survivor in the new film Blind Eyes Opened that shines a light on sex trafficking in America. On our podcast she unpacks her story of being exploited and trafficked as a child and she helps all of us to be awakened to the reality of sex trafficking in America, dispels the myths, and helps us learn how we can be a solution to it.
Special Guest, Margaret Hoelzer, a Two-time Olympic Swimmer, Three-time Medalist, World Champion & 2008 World Record Holder shares her story of child sexual abuse and her healing journey. We talk about everything: success and sports, the healthy versus unhealthy coping within it, realizing your strength as a survivor and using it to your advantage, dating, shame, and the impact of having friends and family who believe, care and respond well. #metoo
Don't miss our conversation with today's amazing guest: Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT, TIYT, a trauma specialist, Founder of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute℠, and creator of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠: an integrative healing modality that combines trauma-informed yoga with somatic psychotherapy techniques borrowed from EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems and mindfulness-based therapies. www.traumaconsciousyoga.com