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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

Oftentimes we watch our friends and family continuously do stupid things.  We look on in aghast because we cannot fathom why they would continue to do something that does not serve them well. This could be in the context of a friend being in an abusive relationship.  They cry, swear to leave, but always end […]

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FINDING MY FATHER

In tonight’s episode I am joined by previous guest Karen McKellar. You will remember her from a few months ago, when she shared her story on how she came to adopt two babies and her journey up to that point. As we are aware from our own lives, we all have more than one story […]

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Validation: Seeking Sasha

This week I am joined by Sasha Johnson, mother of 4 and survivor of her own insecurities.  She describes her painful childhood, that ultimately led her to constantly seek validation from those around her, including friends and even within her long-term relationship. From experiencing domestic violence in the home, the murder of her dad from a […]

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SPARE THE ROD & SPOIL THE CHILD?

When I would think about my future children and how I would raise them, physical discipline was almost as obvious as me sending them to school. Even the bible quotes, ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child!’.  So surely the bible cannot be wrong?  I was smacked/hit when I was growing up and I turned […]

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Father Beats 12 Year Old Daughter For Allegedly Having Sex

A video went viral earlier this week of a father beating his daughter with a leather belt. The video provides no context, however, based on what he says to her, it is apparent that she has engaged in some type of sexual behaviour. In this video I ask the question as to whether we need […]

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MY FATHERLESS JOURNEY

Being ‘fatherless’ is seemingly a common narrative. Whatever the reason is, you would be hard pressed to find someone who has not been affected deeply by their fathers absence. How many of us can put up our hand and say that we suffered with either having no father present at all, or had a father […]

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AMAZING GRACE: ABANDONMENT TO ADOPTION

Here is an ‘official’ welcome back to my LLB family! I thought I’d kick off SEASON 4 with a heartfelt story that starts off as trauma, but concludes with a happy ending with all parties involved. It is true when they say, ‘You never really know what someone is going through!’. I have known my […]

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TRIALS THROUGH TRAUMA

In this weeks episode I am joined by Mark Oviri, the director of Simplify-Ed and school teacher. Every time someone reaches out to me to be a part of the platform, I try to keep an open mind. Sometimes we can make assumptions about peoples stories and past because we know them. What I will […]

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Chris Syrus: A Journey To Aspire Higher

This week Love Laid Bare celebrates its first birthday! What a year it has been!! If you have been on the journey with us from inception, you will know that our first four podcasts were about serious youth violence and knife crime.  Unfortunately since this time last year, not much has changed. We are still […]

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My Ectopic Pregnancy. I nearly died!

In todays episode I am joined by Mumpreneur & founder of Love 2 Dance, Us Girls & Us Boys Danielle. Danielle had a near death experience after suddenly finding out that she was having an ectopic pregnancy. Listen to find out in detail how she found out she was pregnant, how she saw ‘the white […]

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