Ep. 07 – Heather Bender; Unplanned Pregnancy, Denial, & New Purpose


Heather, a mom of four, shares her story of a sexual assault that ended in pregnancy. She battled shame, denial, and depression, but, as a result, found purpose and direction for her life.

Heather’s Answers to the Fun Questions:

  • What are you loving right now? Finding new opportunities for writing and sharing her story. Meeting new writers friends and seeing her journey as a writer unfold.
  • What’s your favorite meal right now? There’s nothing a bowl of spaghetti and red sauce can’t fix.
  • What are you doing to take care of yourself? Taking time where she can to reflect on life and write about it.
  • What are you doing to be brave? Writing and sharing her story, not knowing how people will respond.

Connect with Heather:
BLOG: HeatherDBender.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/heatherdbender

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NOTE: Sucker Punched is the podcast formerly known as Stories of Unfolding Grace