The wonderful, Nadia George, joins The Now What Pod to share about childhood trauma. She shares her story of growing up in a dysfunctional family, with a father who was in and out of jail, and being failed by the child welfare system until she eventually left home at 15 years old.
Life Update with Jen and Tesha
Introduction to Nadia Thunder Woman George
Childhood Trauma: CPTSD, and developmental trauma
Leaving home at 15 years old: running away, couch surfing, getting pregnant at 18
“My voice was always there. I just had to find it, and then have the courage to use it”
“Trauma comes through the 5 senses”
“Life can be different. It can be good.”
“It's not my fault that these things happened to me, but it is my job to heal from them.”
About Nadia George, Kaqtikew E’pit (Thunder Woman):
Nadia Thunder Woman George, is of Mi'kmaw First Nation and Canadian descent. Nadia is an award winning actor and public educator, and media personality based in Toronto; with over a decade of professional experience in social services specializing in trauma informed care.
Gaining international recognition for her advocacy work on topics of mental health and environmental inequity, she continues to use her voice and platform to empower individuals, address stigmas around contemporary Indigenous identity, and advocate for equity of rights for Indigenous people in Canada.