It’s not all suffering and victory salutes—bikes are powerful tools in recovering from trauma.
“Sometimes it’s hard to sit in a room and have somebody staring at you, waiting for you to say something. Riding alongside next to somebody, it’s amazing what it will bring up.” We often think of freedom on a bicycle as being an escape from a physical location. In this episode of “The Issue Is” host Jen Kyle Whalen rides with Heather Russell, founder of Sacred Cycle, an organization dedicated to helping survivors of sexual trauma find a way out of their pain, bikes can also help unlock minds and bodies stuck in a traumatic memory.
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