Sebastian Scales: Child Molestation (Processing Trauma through Laughter)

Sebastian Scales: Child Molestation (Processing Trauma through Laughter)

Sebastian is a stand-up comedian who has used laughter to process and to heal from trauma. I’m so thankful he was brave enough and kind enough to share his story. He’s helping so many people reframe their pasts and to not live in fear of what has happened to them. Laughter allows us to be vulnerable and tears down walls for us to get real and begin to heal.

Trigger Warning: He shares his story of being molested from 8-10 years old. The language we both used would not be suitable for kids, so please listen to this with discretion.

If you were molested or are aware of a child being molested, please find someone safe to tell. We have to end this epidemic!

Make sure to check out Sebastian’s organization for more resources on ending child molestation.

Scar Stories: Emy Vasquez

Scar Stories: Emy Vasquez

I met Emy and his wife Emily a few years ago when I heard him share his story for the first time at a conference. I listened in tears. He talked about his trauma so vulnerably and hilariously (wild, right?)…I was blown away. This was a few months after losing my brother to suicide. I felt like listening to him was my first step in healing over the loss of my brother.

Emy is the Lead Pastor at Excel Church in Boston. He is such a dynamic preacher…I can’t wait for you to hear his heart…because that’s exactly what he shares in this interview. Follow him on Instagram @therealemy.

Scar Stories: Emy Vasquez

Scar Stories: Katherine Wolf (Pivots and God Winks)

Katherine Wolf suffered a life-threatening stroke six months after she had her son, when she was only in her mid-twenties.

The stroke left her severely disabled – but she has used her scars (she has had so many different surgeries) to tell her story of God’s grace, rescue and redemption.

I cannot wait for you to hear her story! Make sure to follow their ministry at hopeheals.com and get both of her books: Hope Heals and Suffer Strong.

Scar Stories: Emy Vasquez

Scar Stories: Emily Vasquez (Church Trauma Remix)

* This remix of my conversation with Emily includes my podcast’s intro and outro. *

I can’t wait for you to meet my girl Emily Vasquez. We met two years ago and connected instantly.

Emily shares her wild story of trauma and redemption. She tells how she had a mental/emotional breakdown and her husband contemplated suicide, while they were leading a church in Boston. We talk about how the church (as a whole) has done a huge disservice to those of us in leadership and what we need to do better as Jesus Followers when dealing with brokenness, mental health, and trauma. I’m telling you, this was a good one!

Scar Stories: Emy Vasquez

Scar Stories: Carlos Whittaker (Anxiety and Racism)

I have been following Carlos Whittaker (@loswhit) for a while now. He took a photo of his anxiety medication years ago encouraging us to keep moving towards healing, whatever it took! I was inspired to begin sharing about my journey with anxiety meds. Carlos is authentic and vulnerable and fun to watch!

In this interview, we talk a lot about anxiety and race. Carlos has challenged and informed my view of racism in America. He is kind and gracious and has friends and followers on both sides. I really want to encourage you to listen to this interview and hear his heart. Regardless of whether you agree or not, it’s so important to learn from each other’s experiences.

Let me know what you think! Leave a comment and a rating!

Check out Carlos’ books: Kill the Spider, Moment Maker, and Enter Wild.

Scar Stories: Emy Vasquez

Scar Stories: Emily Vasquez (Church Trauma)

I can’t wait for you to meet my girl Emily Vasquez. We met two years ago and connected instantly.

Emily shares her wild story of trauma and redemption. She tells how she had a mental/emotional breakdown and her husband contemplated suicide, while they were leading a church in Boston. We talk about how the church (as a whole) has done a huge disservice to those of us in leadership and what we need to do better as Jesus Followers when dealing with brokenness, mental health, and trauma. I’m telling you, this was a good one!