Karen Stefano is a lawyer and an author. Her recent book, What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath, dives in the effects of trauma. In the book, Stefano looks back at she was assaulted in college, went on to become a criminal defense attorney, and 30 years later was hit with anxiety and PTSD.
Stefano shows how there are many ways to heal from trauma, that the path is not always straightforward, but usually more of a two steps forward, four steps back process.
What a Body Remembers is a powerful book and a great read for sexual assault survivors and their supporters, or anyone interested in “true crime” and our criminal justice system.
June 1st, 2020 | Season 6 | 30 mins 4 secs
healing, mental health, voice for women, what a body remembers
Lawyer and author, Karen Stefano joins the podcast as we talk about her book - What A Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath. Karen shares how her book empowers women to take a step forward from their traumas and release them by sharing it with people who understands.
This episode is an interestingly deep journey through trauma and soul searching for peace as trauma can do crazy things to our bodies and minds. Her book is a symbol of hope to all those suffering that we do have the capacity to heal from any adversity with the right support.