Childhood trauma can shape us in so many ways. In this episode, you will hear how Lauren Book used her trauma as inspiration to become a voice for those without one. Here, Lauren and I have an in-depth conversation about work, motherhood, and the very sensitive topic of childhood sexual abuse. Lauren is living in her “Know” and is using her life experiences to make positive change.
Lauren Book, M.S. Ed, is an internationally respected and renowned child advocate, former classroom teacher, best-selling author, and Florida State Senator. She is also one of 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse living in the U.S. today.
Listen in as Lauren tells us how her childhood trauma drove her to take the political path.
In a nutshell, we speak about:
How being a mother presents adversity in the political space for Lauren
What inspired Lauren to run for senate
How Lauren’s childhood experiences affected her motherhood journey
Finding the balance between living in fear and living in awareness
Lauren’s advice to those that are looking for hope and daring to stand in their power
Favorite Quotes from the Episode:
“Society wants us to mother like we don’t have a job, and job like we don’t mother.”
“When you go through life where at any point in time your power has been taken, you will do anything to make that not a piece of your reality going forward.” – Lauren Book
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