Setting the Standards
Thank you to MN Playlist for publishing the following article on its website 11/16/21. To see the original posting click here. Local...
I've spent the better part of the last eight years on a journey investigating the effects of trauma. 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 four decades, and I'm a survivor of childhood sexual assault in a theater. I now spend most of my time increasing awareness and working to diminish the issues of harassment and sexual harm in the arts, and cultivating a culture of accountability and consent.
My book, Shattered: Exposing the Open Secret of the Children's Theatre Scandal ~ A Memoir of Harm and Healing is available now through Amazon or your favorite bookseller. It's the account of my experience of breaking my silence around sexual violence and navigating a re-traumatizing legal system. The companion book to my memoir, Daring to Heal: Growing Beyond Trauma through Awareness, Acceptance and Action, available in 2023, provides practical application steps for transforming ourselves and our culture.