B-U Find Your Greatness Podcast

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06 Elisha – Surviving Domestic Abuse And Turning Pain Into Purpose
06-11-2023
06 Elisha – Surviving Domestic Abuse And Turning Pain Into Purpose
https://youtu.be/gbrH0x54uyA In another powerful episode of Find Your Greatness, we have the honour of sitting down with the truly incredible Elisha, founder of A Journey to Healing CIC and host of The Missing Peace Podcast. In this raw and eye-opening conversation, Elisha opens up about her personal journey of surviving an abusive relationship and the profound impact it had on every aspect of her life. From her health to her children and her life path, Elisha's story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Elisha's story is a testament to the harsh realities that often remain hidden behind closed doors. Beyond the physical violence, she reveals how domestic abuse encompasses emotional, psychological, and financial control. The trauma inflicted in these situations leaves deep imprints on the brain, leading to diagnoses like complex PTSD. Elisha also sheds light on the long-lasting effects on children who witness such abuse. One of the most challenging questions survivors face is, "Why is it so hard to leave?" Elisha delves into this complex issue, offering valuable insights from her own experience. She also discusses the crucial role of women's refuges in providing a safe haven for those seeking to escape abusive situations. Elisha's journey is a powerful testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Elisha's transformation from survivor to thriver is nothing short of inspiring. Today, she channels her experiences into helping other women through her CIC and podcast. By breaking the silence and dismantling the stigma surrounding domestic violence, Elisha empowers others to seek the help they deserve. Her story serves as a beacon of hope for those still trapped in the cycle of abuse. The conversation with Elisha goes beyond her personal story to explore actionable ways society can prevent domestic abuse. From educational programs to challenging problematic behaviours among friends and family, to the crucial role fathers play in their children's lives, Elisha offers valuable insights on how we can collectively work towards a safer, more compassionate world. Elisha's strength, resilience, and activism are truly awe-inspiring. This eye-opening discussion aims to spread awareness, provide a language to talk about patterns of abuse, and let survivors know they are not alone. Elisha's journey reminds us all that healing is possible, and that there is strength in seeking help. Together, we can create a world free from the shadows of domestic violence.
05 Raven Dixon-Biggs – Navigating Trauma And Beauty Pageants
07-10-2023
05 Raven Dixon-Biggs – Navigating Trauma And Beauty Pageants
https://youtu.be/AujzYPyJeo4 In a candid and deeply personal conversation on the Find Your Greatness Podcast, Raven Dixon-Biggs shares her remarkable journey through adversity and traumatic experiences, painting a portrait of resilience and strength. Raven sheds light on the fragmented state of the mental health system, advocating for a more holistic approach that prioritises therapy and support over medication. Her experiences have made her a passionate advocate for improved resources and empathetic professionals in the mental health field. We have a deep discussion about male mental health following the heartbreaking loss of her father to suicide, an event that profoundly shaped her perspective on life. Raven discusses the unique challenges men face with opening up emotionally and the impacts of suppressing feelings and "manning up." In raising her son, she is conscious to allow him to freely express emotions and not feel constrained by traditional male gender norms. The world of pageantry and modelling also played a transformative role in Raven's life having competed in an array of beauty pageants across the world. Despite facing racial biases in the industry, she continues to champion diversity and representation, striving to create a more inclusive space for all. Raven also opens up about her experience with Vitiligo, a skin condition, and the profound impact of representation in her life. She celebrates figures like Winnie Harlow for their role in normalising diversity and self-love. The conversation delves into Raven's venture, Ravens Angels, a platform dedicated to coaching and empowering women in pageantry and modelling. Through this initiative, Raven encourages individuals to embrace their unique strengths and find their path to greatness. Raven's journey, marked by its triumphs and tribulations, serves as an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Her story reminds us that even in the face of immense challenges, there is strength to be found, and beauty to be embraced. Despite adversity, Raven spreads positivity and resilience. Her story is inspiring for how she overcame hardship and now champions empowering other women. Full audio versions of the episode available on your favourite podcast outlets:Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Deezer