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Creating Space Project

From ordinary women, come stories that are real and inspiring.

Ruth Nelson, a psychologist, asks women to share a story from their lives.

Together, they explore that story to uncover their personal values and beliefs.

Every person you see has a story. This podcast is about taking the time to listen.

Apr 23, 2018

Angela is amazing. Single mother of two kids. Assistant director in the city. Courageous, empathic and generous.

I played her Amanda's story from Red Flags and then we talked about it.

Domestic violence is hard. I struggled to ask Angela about it and I feel a bit ashamed of that. 

Remembering abuse brings up strong emotions and layers of self-judgement. Talking about it brings up the complicated nuances of male and female relationships in society; it brings up the fear of reprisal if it's heard by the abuser or their family.

But Angela feels a responsibility to speak up about her relationship with her ex-husband, both to help other women and to end the intergenerational transmission of abuse for the sake of her children.

And I feel very grateful that she let me share this story.