Long Term Impacts of Childhood Degradation with Elona Washington

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Do you ever wonder how someone got to where they are? Or how they had the courage and tenacity to reclaim their life after being on a challenging trajectory?

In this episode, our incest survivor guest, Elona Washington, discusses the impact childhood degradation and abuse had on her becoming a stripper, how she changed her life, and where she is today. You’ll be amazed!
In this interview she focuses on:
  • A glimpse into her childhood including incest perpetrated by a cousin (from age 5) and then other older boys as a young teenager.
  • How she went from an IVY league education home to a stripper
  • Lack of support from family members that were aware as well as from the community in general
  • Internalizing the external messages of negative self-worth
  • Finding a sense of belonging among other strippers where statistically 70% were also sexually abused before entering the industry
  • Raising her emotionally healthy, strong children and how her children saved her
  • Gravitating towards relationships that are familiar to you
  • Changing her mindset as a first step to changing her lifestyle and embracing her self-worth
  • How she helps strippers and other incest survivors today through her grassroots efforts, her speaking and her book
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Further Information Regarding Mentioned Topics:
 
  • “From Ivy League to Stripper Life” by Elona Washington
  • “Push” by Sapphire and the film “Precious” based off it
  • Focus words – the most important word for the year or your project etc – to help streamline decisions, maintain perspective and center your efforts. Check out more at https://wellella.com/word-of-the-year/
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Thanks for listening, and remember, YANA!