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Trigger Warning: child sexual assault and child trafficking discussed.

Bernadine engages with Kassandra, a former foster child, about the ongoing and severe child sexual abuse. The importance of Kassandra's story is not in the details of her trauma - it is in how she emerged from it a strong, resilient young woman.

Feedback from a listener: I was driving home from my job in Abbotsford, to Surrey. I heard your conversation on Tuesday 7 June with Kassandra. Wow. Please tell her thanks for sharing her story, thanks for her courage, just thanks for her humanity. I chose today to NOT listen to the news, because it's always negative, horrible, repetitive; as if the media are all slaves to just horrifying everyone else. I was wishing for some "good news." Kassandra's story sucks, but what she has done, who she has made of herself; that is wonderful news. It was humbling, and a wonderful listen. I was scanning across the radio for something worth my time. I could not stop listening. Thank you. I don't know why, but you two really spoke to me today. Thanks for doing what you do. Jim Forliti/gr. 9 teacher, Abbotsford.

(music used "It's Alright by Shari Ulrich)
Trigger Warning: child sexual assault and child trafficking discussed. Bernadine engages with Kassandra, a former foster child, about the ongoing and severe child sexual abuse. The importance of Kassandra's story is not in the details of her trauma - it is in how she emerged from it a strong, resilient young woman. Feedback from a listener: I was driving home from my job in Abbotsford, to Surrey. I heard your conversation on Tuesday 7 June with Kassandra. Wow. Please tell her thanks for sharing her story, thanks for her courage, just thanks for her humanity. I chose today to NOT listen to the news, because it's always negative, horrible, repetitive; as if the media are all slaves to just horrifying everyone else. I was wishing for some "good news." Kassandra's story sucks, but what she has done, who she has made of herself; that is wonderful news. It was humbling, and a wonderful listen. I was scanning across the radio for something worth my time. I could not stop listening. Thank you. I don't know why, but you two really spoke to me today. Thanks for doing what you do. Jim Forliti/gr. 9 teacher, Abbotsford. (music used "It's Alright by Shari Ulrich) read more read less

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