**Trigger warning**: This episode contains content describing child abuse—physical, emotional, and sexual. If this is not in line with something that you want to or are able to listen to today, I strongly suggest that you do not listen to this episode.
Childhood abuse lives with you forever. You are a victim and a survivor for the rest of your life. How do you take charge of your healing journey? In today’s episode, I have the pleasure to chat with Kisha Edmunds who shares how her stepfather sexually assaulted her from ages 5-12, and how she was able to prosecute him 20+ years later. And win. She details behaviors and actions she used to protect herself as a child, how she finally disconnected herself from the core of her trauma, and how she prioritizes her healing as both a woman and a mother.
You won’t regret following her story. Her social media platforms, Kisha’s Legacy, are a place for her to share her very personal experience and engage with other trauma survivors. It is a way to put her pain to purpose. If you are listening to this and have ever found yourself a victim of abuse, whether recently or 20+ years ago, I hope this episode encourages you to seek help and put your healing first.
What’s in this episode:
Kisha’s experience with childhood sexual abuse
How gaslighting plays a factor in abusive relationships
How being a person of color influenced her situation
Why it’s important to listen to children and take their voices seriously
How to recognize triggers and learn to respond to them
Resources for trauma and abuse victims
Why it’s important to prioritize your healing
How to disconnect from your trauma
What true self-care looks like
Kisha’s social media presence and how she aims to help others heal
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