Season 1, Episode 6 of The David Johnson Show - "USMC Veteran and military rape survivor, Athena Ives shares her story of resilience & hope and how she went from trauma to survival to victory in the latest episode of “The David Johnson Show”.
Athena recounts her story of being a child rape victim to serving in the U.S. Marines as a combat engineer and FST member with CLB-1, 1st MLG in Fallujah. In her 2018 book “Thank You for Raping Me” she speaks out against the physical and sexual assault she suffered in the military."
Watch the video version of this podcast and the article about this interview on A Marine's Story of Resilience- TDJS.
And check out our other full episodes of The David Johnson Show:
Episode 1: US Army Veteran Keith Caraway – The Cost of Being Hooah – https://youtu.be/HUIaJCw2Q98
Episode 2: US Navy SEAL Veteran Craig “Sawman” Sawyer – The Chapters in Your Life – https://youtu.be/8oDzws7AR2Y
Episode 3: Navy SEAL Retired Jon Fussell Talks Fear, Stepping It Up and Leadership https://youtu.be/DPKTfjTFc3E
Episode 4: S.C.A.R.S. The Science Behind Combat and Eliminating Fear – https://youtu.be/QuMgfBQxmbo
Episode 5: Veteran Employment: An Employers Perspective – Jay Sheehan https://youtu.be/vk13e4XRqTI
“The David Johnson Show” is a national voice that talks about points of interest in the American military and veteran subculture. Each show episode showcases a different guest with a different story.