On this episode of Badass, Anna Miller allows us into a very difficult period of her life. At 14 Anna was raped by her boyfriend, who was 16 at the time. It was an experience that derailed her for three years. She withdrew into herself, and tried to make sense of what had happened to her. Just after emerging from that experience, and finding herself again, Anna was raped by a stranger in a parking lot at knife point. This second experience plunged Anna into PTSD and terror. She had to grapple with that terror every day for years as she healed her spirit, and her body. Anna is sharing her story with us, so that we might understand the impact of sexual assault, how it forever changes a person, and the immense amount of work required to heal from the experience.
Anna hails from Bloomington, IN. where she lives today, with her husband, and a flock of chickens on five rolling acres. Anna has spent her life nurturing children and families. She has a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University. She has worked as a nursery school teacher, and a postpartum doula. She spends her free time tending her lovely garden, and laughing at the antics of her chickens.