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My Conversion Therapy Survival Story 

Join Sheena @Sheena_LE and her guests Rae @RaeDMagdon and Elena @ThurstonElena as they talk about My Conversion Therapy Survival Story in this episode of Ask A Conversion Therapy Survivor

My Survival Story: Ask A Conversion Therapy Survivor episode 5 of 5

In this episode: My Conversion Therapy Survival Story 

  • What Rae and Elena went through
  • What saved them
  • Why their battle isn’t over
  • Their personal realisations

Research from The Trevor Project

Where to go for help

UK contact Stonewall’s Information Service on 08000 502020 or email


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About The Guests 

Elana Joy 

Elena is an inspirational speaker and founder of the PRIDE and Joy Foundation. She grew up in a turbulent home, joined a conservative church as a teenager, put herself through college, married and birthed 4 beautiful children, and then….  Life 2.0 brought a divorce, leaving/getting kicked out of her church, a beautiful love story and a successful new career! Her viral TEDx talk has paved the way for speaking engagements around the country.  Audiences have included ABC, CBS and Fox news stations, the First Event in Boston, the Seacoast Wellness Series in New Hampshire, the THRIVE conference in Utah, as well as multiple print and online media stories, and podcasts.

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Rae D Magdon 

Rae is an author of queer speculative fiction with over 10 published novels. She believes that lesbian, bi, queer, and trans women deserve to have adventures, fall in love, and become heroes. Her latest cyberpunk novel, Lucky 7, won the 2019 Goldie and Rainbow Awards for science fiction.

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About Sheena 

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talkshow. Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful.