Turning Horror into Power: Self-Defense and Awareness with Robyn Warner (Part 1)


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Trigger warning: Talk of attempted suicide, physical assault, and sexual assault. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and this week, Trista is joined by Robyn Warner for the first part of an incredibly powerful two-part conversation on assault and self-defense. Robyn was sexually assaulted when she was 18 years old, running in broad daylight. She has since managed to turn this horrific moment into her power; teaching people how to be prepared should they ever need to defend themselves, and empowering women and girls, especially, in keeping themselves and their families safe. She openly recounts her story in terrifying detail, providing insight along the way as to how she managed to escape, the feelings she had that changed her course of action and kept her safe, and the details of her online self-protection and awareness course, S.A.F.E. by Robyn, where she shares practical skills for everyday use in helping anyone to “be prepared and not scared.” She has now been teaching self-defense and awareness for the past 13 years, fulfilling her goal of empowering herself and others following the incident. While difficult to listen to, this episode provides valuable insight into ways you can be more aware and prepared for a worst-case situation.

To learn more about Robyn’s story, check out her Instagram @aflyonmywall and to learn more about S.A.F.E by Robyn, you can visit the website here.

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