Welcome to Transformation Talk. Every Thursday for a year, starting in September 2012, I’ll post an interview with someone who is a force for good in the world. These men and women have either deepened their passion or found their calling after experiencing a loss, trauma or diagnosis.
I want to broaden the conversation around grief and its transformative power. My hope is that in their words you’ll find echoes of your story. In their inspired actions, you’ll see yourself and your immense possibility.
*Special Request: The technology of Skype is amazing and imperfect. Please listen with your heart and forgive the occasional blips on the screen.
Today’s interview is with writer, speaker, teacher and businesswoman, Angela Kelsey. Her memoir of her 8 year marriage, where she was a victim of domestic violence, is set to be released this fall. Angela talks candidly about what it was like to realize she’d married an abuser and live with him for over 7 years, hoping things would change, until finally having the strength to leave.
Bio & link to download the audio version are below. Running time is just under 30 mins.
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Angela Kelsey is a writer, teacher, speaker, advocate, businesswoman, and survivor of domestic violence.
Her unflinching exploration of her abusive marriage has led to a memoir called Funhouse Marriage: Who I Was • Why I Stayed • How I Got Out, to be published in the fall of 2013. The answers to those questions cut to the core reasons why women across lines of age, class, and culture stay with men who batter them.
In 2011, she joined forces with friends to create In Real Life, a growing online community dedicated to providing psychotherapy and peer support for survivors of domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse.
Her website is www.angelakelsey.com.