The Power to Heal: The Jackie Interview
“I had the power and responsibility to heal my heart and my body.”
+Trigger Warning: Sexual violence, domestic abuse, PTSD, depression, chronic pain, miscarriage+
In this episode, we sit down with Jackie - a woman who has survived serial trauma, beginning with a violent sexual assault during high school. The content of Jackie's story makes it one of the most intense of the entire season, but as the storyteller, Jackie does the most incredible job giving access to painful parts of her past without transferring her pain on to the listener. She is resolute in her determination to heal, and her resilience is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. She shares from the darkest parts of her history, and at the same time, manages to shine a light forward, passing on hope to anyone who will listen.