This week my dear friend Kate Anthony is back on the podcast. If you are new to the show, I’ve started a new series where I’ve been talking with close friends about shit that matters. During these candid conversations, we take a big topic where we are not experts and unpack our own stuff around it and begin to make sense of it all. In this episode, Kate and I continue our conversation on rape culture and sexual assault. I highly encourage you to listen to part one of our conversation, if you haven’t done so already.
The reason I wanted to create two episodes on this topic is to shed light on stories of non-consensual sex, rape, and assault. If you feel your story is not important enough, something I believed of my own story for a long time, know that your story is important. All of our stories are important and everybody’s story matters. That’s my why. And, trigger warning: Kate and I share our own experiences with non-consensual sex in this episode.
In this episode you’ll also hear:
- The moment Kate realized her sexual assault was rape (10 minutes and 1 second)
- Saying yes out of fear and coerced consent (19:03)
- I retell the story of when, at 17, my boyfriend videotaped us without my knowledge and I lost my shit (24:28)
- And then, I share my own story of date rape (27:53)
- The untrue stories we make up about the kind of men that assault women, like, “Only scary looking men or strangers in an alley assault women.” (45:50)
- Kate shares a story about a man asking for consent (46:31)
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Okay, y’all– there are two topics I’ve seen come up over the last few months during my retreats and programs. One is trusting women– why do we have such a hard time with this and how do we overcome it?
The other is the concept of feeling “good enough”. Do we just decide this and wait for it? Is it a mindset issue? Or something else?
Join me on Friday, November 9th at 12:30 eastern time where I’ll break down these two topics and give you some tangible steps to take to make this happen in your life. As you know from my book HTSFLS, both of these topics are IMPERATIVE for you to stop feeling like shit and start living your kick-ass life. See you there! (And yes, a replay will be available)
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Resources from this podcast:
Previous episode with Kate Anthony
FREE live call with Andrea on trusting women in your friendships and feeling “good enough” (Save this link and come on Friday, 11/9 at 12:30 eastern)
Episode 157: How to find a great therapist and get the most out of it
Kate Anthony’s website