There are 42 million sexual abuse survivors living in the U.S. today, and most have never told their story. Danielle McFarlin has made it her mission to break that silence. After years spent numbing her pain with drugs and alcohol and attempting—multiple times—to end her own life, she found a reason to live and embarked on a spiritual journey. It would lead her to confront the people and places where her traumatic experiences took place, and to carve out her own path to empowerment and healing. Now, as the #MeToo movement brings more survivors and their stories out of the shadows, she’s helping others find their path to healing from the trauma of sexual violence.
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Produced by: Gisela Telis and Sandra Westdahl
Videographer/Editor: Sandra Westdahl