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Podcast - Ep. 54 - You Keep Talking for Us - With Survivor and Advocate - Brian Cardoza

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Beyond Your Past

Beyond Your Past


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The "man card", the thing that supposedly defines what a man is, or should be in the eyes of his peers. It's been used in relation to everything from sports, to politics, to who's makes the best burgers. It's something that's been joked about since the beginning of time I suppose. "Dude, you just lost your man card"...."So when did your wife take your man card again?" I'm sure you've heard these and countless others before, and they can definitely be in good fun among friends. To that, did you know that there is actual an official (so to speak) definition of a man card? A Man Card is required proof of manhood in order to become a respected member of the male community. It can and will be temporarily revoked if privileges as a Man are abused.* So what does all this "card talk" have to do with Beyond Your Past? To that point, if you're a woman and you're wondering "what could this have to do with me?" Well, I'm glad you asked... I recently had the honor of talking with friend, fellow survivor, advocate, artist, and author, Brian Cardoza, and we decided to record a podcast together. I'm stoked to share this with you, because this show was something that inspired me and also validated me as a survivor, in some incredible ways. Since we're being real here, it doesn't matter how long you've been at your healing journey from trauma, more validation is always a good thing. In case you aren't familiar with Brian, he's the author of , "The Unexpected Victim", his story of recovery from repeated childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. You can find his book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Brian's message is one of responsibility and hope. As a survivor, he works diligently raising awareness and money to fight against sexual assault and physical abuse. He believes in the potential to change your circumstances by changing your thinking. His motto of, "Don't let this moment dictate the next moment" is shared by the many that he inspires, and I'm definitely included i