The echoes of a troubled past can often linger long into our future, but for Kelly Wallace, they became the stepping stones toward a life of resilience and healing. As she recounts the harrowing experiences of childhood sexual abuse and the complex aftermath of addiction, we are reminded of the power of human spirit. 

Kelly’s story unfolds, revealing the injustices she faced, not only from her abuser but also from the very systems designed to protect her. Yet, this is not just a story of despair; it is a narrative woven with the threads of recovery and the written word, highlighting the indomitable will to overcome. 

Navigating through the tempest of emotions and coping mechanisms, Kelly’s journey took her from the silence of Oregon to a new life on the opposite coast, where humor became her disguise. Her struggles with alcohol, eating disorders, and smoking are shared with raw honesty, showcasing the multi-faceted nature of dealing with trauma. A family intervention and the embrace of sobriety since 2001 mark the milestones of her path to empowerment. Kelly’s commitment to journaling and the arts emerge as beacons of hope, illustrating the profound effects of creative outlets in the process of healing. Hear her story today.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Surviving sexual abuse and addiction
  • Overcoming trauma through writing and recovery
  • Healing through writing trauma stories
  • Support and gratitude for addicted mind

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Kelly Wallace Website

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