EPISODE 23: NAVIGATING THE DARK SIDE OF REVENGE PORN WITH KAITLYN CANNON

**TRIGGER WARNING** This episode covers sensitive subject matter and is not suitable for all listeners. If this topic could be a trigger for you, listen to this episode with a friend, a sibling, a loved one or a parent so you can talk about any emotions that come up for you. The contents of this episode are not intended to replace therapy and should not be taken as such. If you need immediate help, please call the crisis hotline listed below in our resources.

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about the abuse Kaitlyn Cannon experienced after having inappropriate pornographic photos of her distributed by her ex-boyfriend.

We talk about how Kaitlyn navigated this season of her life, and how she has healed the pain, shame and trauma she experienced and what she’s doing to help others.

Kaitlyn is a Master’s of Social work student at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as a mental health and image abuse advocate. She volunteers with March Against Revenge Porn as the Vice President and Social Media Manager. After graduating, Kaitlyn plans to become a therapist and focus on helping others heal from this type of abuse through her work.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • The two incidents that Kaitlyn went through of having nude photos of circulated without her knowledge
  • How Kaitlyn found learned that nude photos of her were being circulated 
  • Why Kaitlyn buried the shame of having nude photos taken of her and distributed around her college campus
  • The legal ramifications for distributing nude photos
  • How Kaitlyn navigated the dark side of this traumatic situation
  • The advocacy work Kaitlyn is doing now to change the narrative

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