October 22, 2018

The Survivor

There are 42 million sexual abuse survivors living in the U.S. today, and most have never told their story. Danielle McFarlin has made it her mission to break that silence. After years spent numbing her pain with drugs and alcohol and attempting—multiple times—to end her own life, she found a reason to live and embarked on a spiritual journey. It would lead her to confront the people and places where her traumatic experiences took place, and to carve out her own path to empowerment and healing. Now, as the #MeToo movement brings more survivors and their stories out of the shadows, she’s helping others find their path to healing from the trauma of sexual violence.

THIS STORY CONTAINS IMAGES AND LANGUAGE THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTURBING OR TRIGGERING.

Produced by: Gisela Telis and Sandra Westdahl
Videographer/Editor: Sandra Westdahl
Support comes from
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona