Today on the Heart of Dating Podcast, we brought on Holly Christine Hayes, who is a survivor of domestic abuse and the founder of Sanctuary Project, a nonprofit social enterprise providing meaningful employment and job training to women who have survived lives of trafficking, violence, and addiction. In this episode, Kait and Holly discuss her story and the incredible hope and joy that can be found in healing after facing trauma.
Trigger Warning: Please be advised that this episode discusses domestic violence and abuse. These topics may be sensitive and potential triggers for some listeners. If you or someone you know is facing an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-(800)-799-7233
Trafficking Hotline: If you or someone you know is showing signs of being trafficked, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1 (888) 373-7888
Would you share a bit about who you are and what you do with Sanctuary Project?
What was your upbringing and what was your story?
What did the relationship with your trafficker look like?
Can you share a bit about the abuse cycle as you experienced it in that first year of being in a relationship with your trafficker?
Often for women who have been through abuse, they don’t feel like they are lovable or deserving of love. How did YOU learn to love again after this?
As your story has now impacted so many and you’ve come in contact with women out of abuse who are healing, what #1 piece of advice do you give them when they are looking to date again?
What is your final nugget of dating advice?
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