Danielle McFarlin:

Exalted: from victim to warrior

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TEDxTucson 2017

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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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