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What if your mother left to follow a cult… or you woke up in a morgue… or if your boat got caught in a storm and began to sink -- what would you do? This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who finds out a celebrity crush isn’t who she seems to a woman stranded in a Mexican desert fighting to survive, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next.
“My personhood had been shattered into a thousand pieces that I and my family were left to pick up one at a time.”
Producer: Whit Missildine
Editor: Whit Missildine
Episode Summary: After self-medicating for years to cope with the emotional aftermath of an abusive, religious upbringing, a woman goes in for a minor surgery, and when she emerges, everything has changed.
Today's episode features Olivia Wilder. You can find out more about Olivia in Instagram @oliviaamputeefitness
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Content/Trigger Warnings: medical trauma, explicit language
Intro Music: ""Illabye" – Tipper
Music Bed: Ambient themes by Nigel Coutinho
Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/
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