Exalted: from victim to warrior | Danielle McFarlin | TEDxTucson

Coming of age in the sleepy town of Nogales, Arizona, author Danielle McFarlin tells her story of how she transformed the devastating shadows of her early childhood sexual abuse into a path for spiritual warriorhood.

Growing up in the border town of Nogales, Arizona, McFarlin was inspired to use her own journey through abuse and disempowerment to create a new framework for viewing the effects on both men and women in our present day “rape culture.” Her memoir, From Wounded to Warrior, propose to serve as a beacon of hope for those who think their life is irreparable, showing them instead, through her own words, how, with courageous and deep self-inquiry, they can shine their own light on the path to healing and wholeness. McFarlin’s work aims to create a safe foundation for those who have kept their stories of abuse and shame buried in the shadows.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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