Episode 40

40. Falling In Love with Myself In the Aftermath Of Childhood Sexual Abuse with Faith Joyner

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In this episode Faith Joyner courageously shares her story of healing from childhood sexual abuse by giving herself permission to fall in love with herself and experience joy.


Episode Highlights 

  • Sexual abuse from a parent

  • The power of using your voice

  • How sexual abuse  impacts your view of yourself 

  • Fighting to maintain your authentic voice  

  • Responses to trauma and how it impacts your decision making in life

  • Shame, guilt and humiliation as a part of childhood sexual abuse 

  • The experience of not being protected by your parents 

  • Learning to trust people again

  • Learning to be intimate 

  • The challenges of setting boundaries and separating with family members after childhood sexual abuse


Special Guest: Faith Joyner



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RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

NCTSN (The National Child Trauma Stress Network)

NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)

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About the Podcast

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About your host

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Bianca Hughes

Bianca Kesha Hughes is setting boundaries and breaking barriers. She knows how to navigate life and discover true identity while trusting in God. Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism.

She is deeply connected to her cultural values, and Caribbean heritage, and her foundation of faith is a source of light for everyone around her. Bianca experiences her fair share of trials and pain but she heals through vulnerability and connecting to her authentic self. For this reason, she is passionate about breaking down the walls of perfectionism, encouraging her audience to connect to their authentic self while creating a safer place for them to be seen and heard.

Her podcast, "It Didn't Break Me," creates a space for honest and vulnerable conversations. Her guests share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from yet they are still here. "It Didn't Break Me" podcast is a platform for people who are struggling with mindset shifts around perfectionism and being their authentic self, inspiring them to discover the beauty in the mess.