61 minutes | Jul 8th 2019

Athena Ives - Healing From Sexual Assault Through Helping Others

Warning: this episode contains discussion surrounding sexual assault and does go into some detail on the specific acts. Also, adult language and humor warning.

Although sexual assault is starting to become a topic that can be discussed, some survivors are still terrified to tell their stories. Meet Athena Ives; she is a Combat Marine Veteran, author, speaker, doctoral candidate, and a survivor. After being sexually abused as a child by a family member, Athena was also sexually assaulted - twice - while in the military. 

While her story may be difficult to hear, it also needs to be heard. And she tells it so beautifully, coming from a place of strength and trying to help others in the process. With her story, she talks about how others can help survivors and how we need to build a culture of listening without judgement.

Athena Ives:

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) - Vet Together: 

Greater Veterans Spokane Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterVeterans/

The Saluting Marine Website: https://thesalutingmarine.com/

Veterans for Natural Rights Website: https://veteransfornaturalrights.org/

The Barracks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/okbarracks/

Leave No Paws Behind USA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leavenopawsbehindusa/

The Kirstie Ennis Foundation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekirstieennisfoundation/

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