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November 25, 2019  

Sheri Kurdakul CEO of VictimVoice tells her story of abuse that started when she was a toddler

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For the first installment of a series on amazing survivors of domestic violence, I speak with Sheri Kurdakul from Princeton, NJ. Sheri is the CEO and founder of VictimsVoice an app that provides a legally admissible way for victims to document abuse incidents.

Sheri speaks with Back in America about her father’s abuse that started when she was a toddler, her recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD and how she reclaimed her life to become who she is today.

In the United States, an average of 20 people experiences intimate partner physical violence every minute.

This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact, sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, posttraumatic stress disorder, use of victim services

 

Photo (C) Kapu Patel 

November 18, 2019  

Author Robert Kandell talks about the American Man and Toxic Masculinity

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This is the third installment of Back in America
In this podcast,​ I explore unique and amazing American stories from my multicultural perspective.

This episode is part of a series on masculinity in America. Here I speak to Robert Kandell an author and coach. I met Robert in New York as he was promoting his book, unHIDDEN - 'A book for Men and Those Confused by Them'.

I speak with Robert about how his own personal challenges prompted him to work on masculinity.

November 18, 2019  

Toby Fraser - Men Explore Their Masculinity in Philadelphia

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This is the second installment of Back in America

In this podcast,​ I explore unique and amazing American stories from my multicultural perspective.

This episode is part of a series on masculinity in America. Here I speak to Toby Fraser a social worker and manager at the Lutheran Settlement House in Philadelphia.

I met Toby at a workshop on toxic masculinity that he has been running for some time now. During our conversation, we speak about his own experience working with domestic violence, gender roles, the impact of Trump on American men, and many other topics around what it means to be a man in America.

November 18, 2019  

Eric Marsh - Being a black man today in America

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This is the first installment of Back in America.

In this podcast, I explore unique amazing American stories from my multicultural perspective.

This episode is part of a series on masculinity in America.

Here I speak to Eric Marsh a black activist and social worker in Philadelphia.

We speak about being a black man in America; the impact of slavery. The impact of Trump election; consumerism.

We discuss an art piece by Hank Willis Thomas, Branded Head, a photo of black man’s head with the shape of the Nike swoosh and what Thomas called commodifiable blackness.

 

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