Rebecca was is a highly successful woman in the business world, someone who worked in the civil rights movement, then in urban planning, followed by getting an MBA and working in healthcare. Yet something was tripping her up in her relationships and after her second divorce she got into therapy. As she got further into therapy she uncovered the problem – her childhood sexual abuse, which she had totally blocked from her awareness . Her book, Wave Rider, is an account through her prose and poetry of her journey riding the waves of life and moving from abuse to wholeness. She is very open in her interview, allowing us to see her journey through life with her struggles, her shutting out of her feelings, learning about the issue of sexual abuse and the many ways it can impact someone totally out of their awareness. With the help of multiple types of therapy, she turned her turmoil into triumphs as she explored those hidden problems and then worked to overcome then and move into a much freer and happier place. In this process she found a voice to express herself through poetry that would suddenly come to her along her journey. She has always been a person who worked on issues related to bettering things for many people. She is now extending this to educating people about abuse and how to overcome it and is engaged on the boards of many non- profit organizations.
I think you will find this interview very engaging and enlightening, and it might even give you the insight to help someone you know and love as they journey through their difficult paths. At the very least it will expand your understanding of struggles people can go through despite looking so perfect, and that there is help out there if you will allow your self to seek it.
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