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The F Word: Familial Sexual Abuse

Ariana Barer and Nicole Deagan discuss the social climate around sexual abuse, common stories of abuse, the role of silence and shame, the phenomenon of mother-blaming, and the way that feminism acts as a framework for healing and understanding abuse and power in a larger context.

Ariana speaks with Leigh Malone, who works with children and adults who have experienced child sexual abuse at the Trauma and Sexual Abuse program in Richmond, BC, Canada.

Nicole talks about the new book by Christine Stark, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, which details the experiences of a girl who is being sexually assaulted by her father throughout her childhood.

Please be aware that this show deals with painful and violent subjects and could be triggering for some.

 

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