A Survivor Advocate Story

RAFT Team, June 30, 2023

In this episode Raft's founder, Indrani Goradia, introduces us to a friend she met by chance when their flights were delayed. Monique shares her past experience navigating life as a leader & advocate in the domestic violence field while in an actively abusive relationship.

Episode Time Codes

00:00 Intro
00:28 How Indrani met Monique & how they connected
01:35 Active abuse & being part of society is in our everyday lives
03:14 How Monique navigated her "two lives" as a victim of active abuse & a domestic violence advocate
05:45 "Was I drawn to this work (as a helper & nurturer) the same way that sometimes I have been drawn to that relationship?"
06:35 Helping from an HR perspective & having to report personal details to HR
13:23 "What advice do you have for your younger self?"
16:30 "Nobody needs pity... but, we all need empathy"
18:02 How to reach out without overstepping
20:45 Safety planning
31:22 A Thanks to RAFT for support, education, & training
32:33 Send questions to Monique for a follow up podcast!
33:35 Outro