Jul 22, 2021
Overcoming Diversity with Burn Survivor Samuel Moore-Sobel
“This isn’t the face I wanted. This isn’t the story I wanted. But it’s what happened... It took a good eight years not to see my scars as objects of shame or ugliness, but to see them as triumph, to see them as survival.” - Samuel Moore-Sobel, Burn Survivor
How would it feel to look at yourself in a mirror and literally not recognize yourself? What if you were literally looking at an image you do not recognize? Who are we when we no longer recognize ourselves?
In this episode, we talk with Samuel Moore-Sobel -- author, speaker, and columnist. His memoir, “Can You See My Scars?” is the story of a harrowing encounter with sulfuric acid, trauma, and severe burns. He tells his story of his experience as a 15 year old burn survivor, a series of surgeries, his PTSD, his journey through intertwined physical and mental healing.
Listen in to understand how convert any experience of trauma into a sense of triumph and strength, ultimately making meaning. Everyone is walking around with scars – some seen, some invisible.
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