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episode 9: CC Sheffield - Fame, Money & Abuse

Originally recorded while speaking under the pseudonym "Daisy" to protect her from her abusive ex-fiancee, CC, a successful model, DJ and actress describes the abusive relationship she struggled to leave with a wealthy, powerful and manipulative drug addict/alcoholic who had turned increasingly violent and controlling. She talks about the emotionally difficult Mormon household she ran from at 17 to find herself sleeping in her car on the streets of LA, surviving a rape and using music to express her feelings of powerlessness and rage.  She opens up about the therapist and support group that helped her leave the abuse and gain clarity on the dynamics of domestic abuse.

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 2018-03-02  1h32m