Listeners are advised that this episode contains themes of domestic and family violence. If you are impacted by any of the content we discuss today, please reach out to 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732), or another trusted individual.
We are joined this week by Shoshanna, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes while raising her family. We listen to Shoshanna share her story about how she and her children adjusted to this diagnosis, and any challenges she faced and overcame along the way, to how she is doing now , 7 years later. Shoshanna also shares her personal insights into surviving domestic and family violence, including the impact on her diabetes diagnosis and management, and thriving after gaining independence from her perpetrator.
Shoshanna is a freelance journalist, author and public speaker who provides a voice for women of colour and survivors/victims of domestic and family violence. you can read her blog or follow her on social media on both her Facebook or Instagram pages. Shoshanna co-authored the book, 'Shattered to Shining', available on the Broken to Brilliant charity website.
You can learn about the Power and Control Wheel for Domestic and Family Violence here. Understanding this wheel can help you identify relationships where power imbalances may exist that can lead to domestic and family violence.
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