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Episode from the podcastStop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2765

Released Saturday, 9th October 2021
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Tonight's special guest is Marlisse (Lisa) Hardamon from Beavercreek, Ohio, a returning NAASCA family member and a child abuse survivor who refers to herself as a 'victor'. From 5 years old through her teenage years Lisa was mentally, emotionally, sexually and physically abused. At 16, while she was babysitting for a family friend, she was once again sexually assaulted when the man of the house raped her. She says, "Today I dance in the light of my life, not as a victim, but a victor. I have learned to not only forgive my perpetrators but to forgive myself. I have learned to move past my pain ." Lisa's first book is entitled, 'Tapestry of A Victor: From Trauma to Triumph'. See her website: www.TransformationSpeaks.com. Marlisse explains her life, "Yes, I was abused and suffered from the result of that abuse. Yes, I cried and I even tried to end my life, several times. I hated myself and everyone, else. I was bitter and angry. I lived in a place of darkness, it covered my soul. I drank and smoked, just to numb the pain. I lived in the world of victimization, unable to heal and forgive." She's much better now. "I have been able to transform my life, using my pain as a platform to show women, how to live a transformed life, to move beyond their current situation into a place of wholeness, peace, and joy, as a minister, a public speaker, and a teacher. I am not a victim," she says, "I did not let my life destroy me, they [sic] made me strong and taught me how to truly live life." Marlisse is an engaging communicator. She has been honing her craft for 19 years as a High School teacher and a minister. She learned the value and strategies of engagement.
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Stop Child Abuse Now

Monday to Friday's "Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) feature trauma informed HOSTs and Co-hosts and respected child abuse prevention, intervention and recovery advocates. They're all volunteers members of the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), a 501(c)3. Founded in 2009, NAASCA.org was originally a grassroots effort. It was launched based on our founder Bill Murray's personal life experienced. Bill wrote, "Very few adults escape years of severe childhood sexual abuse, pre-pubescent X-rated photography, sex trafficking, and a two week long kidnapping." He continued. "But I have, and for some 35 years I've been in recovery from its devastating effects." After years of operating as a grassroots effort, NAASCA became a public charity in 2015 .. a 501(c)3 .. but we receive no grants or outside support, and belong to no other organization. There are no dues or fees. Our MISSION is entirely self-sustaining through the volunteer contributions of our members. The single purpose is to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect from two specific perspectives: 1) educating the public, and 2) offering hope for healing and services to adult survivors. There are now nearly 3000 BlogTalkRadio shows, podcasts in the ever-growing library. Join us five-nights-a-week (Mon to Fri), at 8pm EST (so 7pm CEN, 6pm MTN, 5pm PAC) for solution-oriented discussions about the many issues of child abuse and trauma. The shows always include panel discussions and call-in participation.
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