Karen Stefano

Special guest

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.

Karen Stefano has been a guest on 1 episode.