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Shadow Politics, May 9, 2021

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Guest, Tamyra Harrison

Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and guest Tamyra Harrison, Iowans For D.C. Statehood

A BIPARTISAN DISCUSSION ABOUT DC STATEHOOD!  Iowans for DC Statehood host a discussion with United States Senator Michael D. Brown (D-DC) and his cohost Maria Sánchez of the bipartisan, national podcast -- SHADOW POLITICS on BBS Radio -- bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them.

Radio Toni Insights with Michelle Sleight

Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 18 May 2021

Radio Toni Every Day Business - Insights with Michelle Sleight

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Over her life, Michelle has experienced multiple sexual predators assaulting her in various ways. Insight spans her journey of never giving up, her fight to overcome trauma and her courage to find true meaning in life against a wall of deaf ears, fear and resistance.

Michelle fought to have the serious impact of sexual assault trauma recognized setting a 1997 NSW legal precedent at sentencing. Her courage and honesty are inspiring. Her insight empowering, not just for those who have experienced sexual assault, but for the wider community.

Anyone wishing to survive a sexual attack needs to read this book. Be aware, be prepared and be a Survivor.

Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Radio Toni Insights with Michelle Sleight , April 25, 2021 Michelle’s empowerment of those coping with the judicial system and a wrap up of the show
Radio Toni Insights with Michelle Sleight , April 18, 2021 Insight Making Sense of Sexual Assault with Michelle Sleight, stop being at the mercy of their trauma and triggers
Radio Toni Insights with Michelle Sleight, April 11, 2021 Trauma lasts a lifetime but its effects on you can be healing
Radio Toni Insights with Michelle Sleight, March 28, 2021 Michelle was the victim of 6 rapes and one sexual assault beginning at 5 years of age, has experienced the persecution
Radio Toni Insights with Michelle Sleight , March 21, 2021 Insight Up Close and Personal Profile of Sexual Assault with Michelle Sleight
Radio Toni Insights with Michelle Sleight, March 14, 2021 Insight Making Sense of Sexual Assault with Michelle Sleight, An Empowered Survivor
Michelle Sleight
Author, Motivational Speaker, Personal Coach

Author Insight Up Close and Personal Profile of Sexual Assault Angel Insight Coaching The Empowered Survivor

Michelle Sleight

I’m a Survivor. I didn’t start out that way. I’ve spent many years as a Victim, living but dead. Sadly, I had NO idea. I didn’t perceive myself as a Victim. First reaction as a Victim, put up walls and never be a Victim again. This imprisoned me. I existed through the eyes and mind of a Victim.

Being sexually assaulted multiple times spanning the first 32-years of my life weren’t the only challenges I’ve faced. 1997 I set a legal precedent around sexual assault trauma. I’ve overcome a motor vehicle injury and learnt how to live with a permanent work-related chronic pain disability. Motherhood also bought challenges and learning curves while raising two gifted children.

Although my life has been difficult at times, I don’t see my story as sad. Instead, I share it as an inspirational tool to help others realize, they are free to live whatever life they choose despite the roadblocks. I transformed from a Victim to a Survivor, and I’m no one special. If I can, anyone can.

Guest, Tamyra Harrison

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Tamyra Harrison
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Founder and Director of Iowans for D.C. Statehood
Guest Biography

Tamyra Harrison grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and later lived in Jacksonville, Fl. and Wheaton, IL, before settling back to Champaign. She was with Osco Drug for 14 years, which brought her to Iowa, before deciding to leave the company to pursue other career options.  She had never worked in politics prior to 2004, but immediately became hooked on the idea of being able to make a difference in the world while working with great people and having a lot of fun along the way. She is still the Executive Director of The Polk County Democrats in Iowa.

Tamyra is also the Founder and Director of Iowans for D.C. Statehood. Members of Iowans for D.C. Statehood endorse and encourage citizens and their members of Congress to support statehood and full democracy for the District of Columbia that will guarantee to D.C. residents full congressional voting representation, budget autonomy and all of the rights that are enjoyed by the people of the 50 United States of America.

Shadow Politics

Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.

We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.

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