Ep. 255 – Brittany Piper on Life After Sexual Assault + Healing a Broken System

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If you’ve experienced sexual assault or some form of trauma, may today’s guest inspire you with her powerful story of resilience and hope. Brittany Piper is a sexual assault survivor who has taken her pain and turned it into purpose. She is a motivational speaker, sexual violence prevention expert, and healing coach who helps others transform their pain and believe in second chances.

Our conversation begins with Brittany recounting her story (this may be triggering for some). This leads into how sexual assault has been normalized by the sensationalization of it, and the sheer lack of sex education in the United States. Brittany explains the science behind why trauma survivors have lapses in memory, and physical ways trauma manifests in the body. She details her experience with learning to love herself again after being so disconnected, and shares thoughtful, grounding questions you can use to help heal your own trauma. We know you’ll be touched by her story, and the work she now does to make a difference in trauma survivors’ lives.

We also talk about:

  • Sex education in the U.S. & abroad
  • Media attention focused on attractiveness
  • The role race plays in sentencing
  • Tonic immobility & disassociation
  • Brittany’s modes of healing
  • Reintegration as a foundation of healing
  • The healing curriculum Brittany is building for women
  • Putting resources into those who are incarcerated
  • Brittany’s female healing retreats


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