Laura Stearns
Paladin Advocacy: Cultivating a Culture of Consent


I've spent the better part of the last six years on a journey investigating the effects of trauma. No, I'm not a therapist—I'm a survivor, and an advocate for helping others. I've worked in theater production in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, both on and off stage, for more than 35 years, and I'm a survivor of childhood sexual assault in a theater. I now spend most of my time bringing awareness to the issues of sexual harm in the arts.

My memoir, ALTERED [Working title] is about my experience and navigating a very re-traumatizing legal system. It will be available in the spring of

2022, followed by a supplemental text with practical application steps for transforming ourselves and our culture called ALTERED: BOOK TWO—Transforming Negative Thinking, Rape Culture and Legal Harm [Working title]. Both books will be available through Amazon and select bookstores.


This space is for my shorter writing work, thoughts about what is happening around me as well as inside me. I'm practicing speaking truth in all areas of my life because I've spend far too many years burdened with shame, silence and isolation. It's time to say things OUT LOUD. Welcome to my Blog.