Allow me to preface this story by saying that the subject matter might be a little scary for some. We're talking about a radio documentary that discusses criminal sexual conduct. There's nothing in the discussion that's out to sensationalize or titillate, but to some it might be an uncomfortable subject.
Connie Nesbary is a licensed professional counselor and a limited licensed psychologist who has worked with hundreds of clients over the past two decades recovering from post trauma stress in a wide range of circumstances. She is also an avid speaker in conferences, college classes, radio and television interviews and now, has stepped into the long form documentary world producing a documentary called "Criminal Sexual Conduct - What Needs to Change". Locally, it can be heard on WUVS - 103.7 The Beat and M-106 Fm.
Topics that are discussed in this 4 part, 4 hour documentary are - "Survivor Healing Journeys" - "Changing Our Language and Culture" - " "Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness and Changing Perspectives" - and "Law Enforcement and Legislation". When the documentary finishes it's run here in Muskegon it will be made available to radio stations nationally, yes, we have an export, and the message will carry to those who need the help across the country.
Connie joined me at the Norton Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library to talk about this project that was over a year in the making. She's an engaging speaker and her message is a great one. Click on the video link below to hear the discussion.
It's a tough subject to say the least. It's shamed by some, swept under the rug by others and a taboo subject too long. Connie is tackling the issues head on from every angle and this documentary. If you'd like to know more, click here to head to the 103.7 The Beat website.