In this episode we turn the tables on Marabai. Laura Gordon interviews her about her new book, Holding Hope: One Family’s Odyssey through Lyme Disease and Psychosis. Marabai shares excerpts from the book, and shares with Laura what living through a life changing illness, and her husband’s psychosis was like.
On this episode of Badass, Emily Reynolds shares with us her experience of being a survivor of domestic violence, or as she likes to call it, a victor. In March of this year Emily’s abuser was convicted of Felony Domestic Battery. It is rare for a survivor of domestic violence to see this kind of justice. Emily shows us the tenacity required on the part of the survivor to see a domestic violence case all the way through. She also illuminates the ways in which domestic violence can look very different from the Lifetime movies we grew up with, just how easy it is for a woman to find herself in a violent relationship, and how hard it can be to get out. We close out the episode with a Fire Side Chat on abortion rights.
On this episode of Badass, Jess Troxel shares her story of losing both her home to a flood, and her arm in a car accident within four months of each other. We explore the devastation of these losses, but also their transformative power, as Jess harnessed the deep strength recovery required, and then continued to use that strength to change her life.