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About

The Body of Hope Podcast is a safe place for those affected by sexual abuse, assault, and trafficking to come together and share honest stories of their survival, but more importantly, stories of how they overcame trauma to rebuild a life of hope. The truth is - it’s NOT your fault. And you are NOT defined by what happened to you.

Host, Mia Sutton, is a survivor herself and spent many years trying to hide from what happened to her. That path led to depression, anxiety, insecurity, and feelings of hopelessness and unworthiness. Now, she aims to break the silence, bring healing, and spread love with these important conversations - not only for other survivors, but also for herself. 


A message from Mia

 

I was 9 years old when my life changed forever. 

Maybe that sounds dramatic, but it's true. And for a very long time, I refused to talk about it. To deal with the damage. To acknowledge that something horrible had happened to me. But it was impacting just about every area of my life. I felt alone. I felt ashamed. I felt like no one would accept me or love me because of what happened. 

I am a victim of childhood sexual abuse. No, scratch that. I'm a survivor. And there are SO many of us out there. By creating the Body of Hope Podcast, I want to share stories of hope and survival from victims of sexual abuse, assault, and trafficking. Because it wasn't our fault. Because we deserve to be heard. Because letting the darkness out into the world only makes more room for the light in our lives - and the healing that comes with it. 

So, if you're here reading this, just know one thing. Your support, encouragement, and love means the world to me and to every other survivor out there. It lets us know we're not alone.

 

Mia Sutton host of Body of Hope podcast