On this episode, I sit down with Sandy C. as she shares her story of dance, sexual assault and returning to the place where she feels the most empowered and free. Sandy drops some knowledge on equating trauma to cat litter, angel walks and her 18 marriage proposals during her time in Benin, Africa.
We jam on being seen, naming our inner critic and how sharing our stories lessens the hold and power.
At the young age of 11, Sandy was set to become Canada's next prima donna ballerina and was training at Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto. She lived, breathed and dreamed of dance. There was no other option but dance for Sandy and absolutely nothing was going to stop her. But at 15, Sandy was sexually assaulted and her whole world flipped upside down (okay, more like her world did 6 triple backflips). Guilt, shame and trauma froze her dreams and she could no longer move freely in her body.
But this is not the end for Sandy.
Hear how she returned to dance, regained her voice and began the healing journey. I won't relay Sandy's entire story here, but will leave it up to you to listen to her speak her truth.