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As a child, Antonia Deignan believed that her father’s nighttime visits to her bedroom showed the special love he had for her. Still, some part of her knew that what he was doing to her was wrong. She began to create fantasy worlds in her mind to escape. As Tuni grew up, she traded her fantasies for dancing, but her inner turmoil also manifested in self-destructive ways. After she suffered a serious bike accident that forced her to face the demons from her past, Tuni finally began to work through her trauma by writing a hauntingly beautiful memoir about her experiences.

For today’s episode, I spoke with Tuni about her book, Underwater Daughter: A Memoir of Survival and Healing, which delves into the way childhood trauma affects every part of a person’s life going forward.

This is Underwater Daughter, the story of Antonia Deignan.

Tuni’s website: https://antoniadeignan.com

Underwater Daughter: A Memoir of Survival and Healing on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Underwater-Daughter-Memoir-Survival-Healing/dp/1647424224

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As a child, Antonia Deignan believed that her father’s nighttime visits to her bedroom showed the special love he had for her. Still, some part of her knew that what he was doing to her was wrong. She began to create fantasy worlds in her mind to escape. As Tuni grew up, she traded her fantasies for dancing, but her inner turmoil also manifested in self-destructive ways. After she suffered a serious bike accident that forced her to face the demons from her past, Tuni finally began to work through her trauma by writing a hauntingly beautiful memoir about her experiences. For today’s episode, I spoke with Tuni about her book, Underwater Daughter: A Memoir of Survival and Healing, which delves into the way childhood trauma affects every part of a person’s life going forward. This is Underwater Daughter, the story of Antonia Deignan. Tuni’s website: https://antoniadeignan.com Underwater Daughter: A Memoir of Survival and Healing on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Underwater-Daughter-Memoir-Survival-Healing/dp/1647424224 Photos related to today's episode can be viewed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sufferthelittlechildrenpod You can also follow the podcast on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sufferthelittlechildrenpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sufferthelittlechildrenpod Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/STLCpod TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@STLCpod My Linktree is available here: https://linktr.ee/stlcpod Visit the podcast's web page at https://www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com. Please help make the show my full-time gig to keep the weekly episodes coming! By supporting me on Patreon, you'll also access rewards, including a shout-out by name on the podcast and exclusive gifts. Pledges of $5 or more per month access ad-free versions of my regular weekly episodes. Pledges of $5 per month can listen to my weekly episodes ad free, while $10 or more per month access a small but growing collection of Patreon-exclusive bonus minisodes! Visit www.patreon.com/STLCpod. You can also support the podcast on www.Ko-Fi.com/STLCpod. Merch is available at www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com/shop. This podcast is researched, written, hosted, edited, and produced by Laine. Music for this episode is licensed from https://audiojungle.net. Subscribe to Suffer the Little Children: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/suffer-the-little-children/id1499010711 Google Podcasts: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I5mx3lacxpdkhssmk2n22csf32u?t%3DSuffer_the_Little_Children%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/suffer-the-little-children Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/suffer-the-little-children Pandora: https://www.pandora.com/podcast/suffer-the-little-children/PC:61848?part=PC:61848&corr=podcast_organic_external_site&TID=Brand:POC:PC61848:podcast_organic_external_site Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0w98Tpd3710BZ0u036T1KE iHeartRadio: https://iheart.com/podcast/77891101/ ...or on your favorite podcast listening platform. read more read less

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