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She isn’t sure how to tell her parents she’s a survivor of sexual violence
Sarah Ceccio is a college senior will be directing a theatrical performance about her experience as a survivor of childhood sexual violence. Before her parents see the show, Ceccio wants to tell them about the abuse she endured. She asks podcast host and author Nora McInerny how to start the conversation. “Nora Knows What to Say” is an advice series from The Lily and Nora McInerny, author of “No Happy Endings” and host of the podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” She knows all about navigating challenges. In 2014, her husband died of brain cancer, her father died and she miscarried her second child — all in the span of seven weeks. In this series, McInerny helps readers of The Lily prepare for difficult conversations. The Lily is a publication from The Washington Post that elevates stories critical to women’s lives. Watch new episodes of “Nora Knows What to Say” every Thursday.
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