Smitha Gunturi Talks About Abuse, Trauma, and Recovery

Smitha Gunturi

This episode may contain triggers for survivors.

Smitha Gunturi is a women’s advocate who helps others get through the adverse effects of their lives. Being a single mom working in IT and the corporate world for the last 18 years, she hopes to provide insight and bring new light to conversations around other’s journeys with lessons she’s learned.

Smitha has started The Journey Podcast, guesting similar walks of life to her own, focusing on: child sexual abuse, domestic violence and haunted relationship, rape, child loss, suicidal thoughts & lone parenting. 

On this episode of the Billy Dees Podcast, Smitha shares some of her long journey of trauma and recovery. Her story is one of struggles, but also one of inspiration and success in life.

You can follow Smitha on Twitter @SmithaGunturi.

You can find the Billy Dees Podcast on nearly all of the major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.

For your convenience the episode is right here, just hit play.

The webcam version of the interview is also available on YouTube.

Erika Port and her Advocacy for Survivors of Abuse

Erika Port

Our guest on this episode is Erika Port who is a businesswoman from the Cleveland area. She is also an advocate for abuse survivors especially in regard as to why many of them do not realize that they have been abused until years later. Erika is also somewhat unique in her study regarding this subject because she has also interviewed sex offenders since 2015. Erika has heard sex offenders share how they became sex offenders.

Erika also describes her journey as a survivor along with how her path to recovery began. She also details insights into the cycle of abuse, such as why the abused individuals will often stay in bad situations and what some red flags may be to signal that path.

Erika can be found numerous places online. She is @EgalityMatters on Twitter and erika.with.ak on TikTok. Her blog is Tomorrow’s Memoir.

You can find the Billy Dees Podcast on nearly all of the major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.

For your convenience the episode is right here, just hit play. This episode may contain triggers for survivors.

You can also watch the video version of the interview here on YouTube. This episode may contain triggers for survivors.