This week, I welcome the incredibly talented author Drew Paige to the podcast.
Drew grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Bradley University with a degree in psychology. She has worked in two mental health facilities as a mental health worker. Drew also worked as a foster care caseworker on the Southside and Westside of Chicago. With over ten years of experience in the social service field, Drew worked with people with mental illness and abused and neglected kids.
In this episode, we explore Drew’s trauma recovery journey and tackle topics like mental illness, relationships, sexuality, healing, and more. Drew’s story is inspirational because while she was helping others, she saved herself in the process.
Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned and keep listening.
About The Author
Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.