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What is conversion therapy and why does it happen? - Ask A Conversion Therapy Survivor

May 19, 2020

What is conversion therapy and why does it happen?

Ask A Conversion Therapy Survivor

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Join Sheena and her guests Rae D Magdon and Elena Joy as they talk about what conversion therapy really is and why it happens.

In this episode:

  • What happened in Rae and Elena’s conversion therapy sessions
  • Why they were sent to conversion therapy
  • What it does losing your religion do to you
  • The kind of people who send their family to conversion therapy would surprise you
  • How educated people can justify doing this to their family


Research from The Trevor Project


About The Guests


Elana Joy

Elena is an inspirational speaker and founder of the PRIDE and Joy Foundation. She grew up in a turbulent home, joined a conservative church as a teenager, put herself through college, married and birthed 4 beautiful children, and then....

 Life 2.0 brought a divorce, leaving/getting kicked out of her church, a beautiful love story and a successful new career! Her viral TEDx talk has paved the way for speaking engagements around the country.  Audiences have included ABC, CBS and Fox news stations, the First Event in Boston, the Seacoast Wellness Series in New Hampshire, the THRIVE conference in Utah, as well as multiple print and online media stories, and podcasts.    


Find Elena Online


Rae D Magdon

Rae is an author of queer speculative fiction with over 10 published novels. She believes that lesbian, bi, queer, and trans women deserve to have adventures, fall in love, and become heroes. Her latest cyberpunk novel, Lucky 7, won the 2019 Goldie and Rainbow Awards for science fiction.


Find Rae Online



About Sheena

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 


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