The Body Myth - Body Appreciation After Childhood Trauma ft. Lisa Kohn

The Body Myth - Body Appreciation After Childhood Trauma ft. Lisa Kohn (1)

Lisa Kohn joins The Body Myth for a conversation about growing up in the Unified Church commonly known as the Moonies, and how shame about her burgeoning sexuality and defying the church soon manifested as Anorexia and drug use. Lisa shares how she found freedom, overcame years of self-destructive behavior, and offers her advice for body appreciation and self-care.


Lisa Kohn is the award-winning author of to the moon and back: a childhood under the influence, a memoir that chronicles her childhood growing up in the Unification Church (the Moonies) with her mom and a life of “sex, drugs, and squalor” in New York City’s East Village in the 1970s with her dad, as well as The Power of Thoughtful Leadership. She is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and executive coach ( who brings to others the tools, mind-shifts, and practices she’s found and created that have helped her heal, as well as the hope and joy she’s let into her life. She will always tell you that she is a native New Yorker, but she currently lives in Pennsylvania.




Ronit’s essays and fiction have been featured in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, The New York Times, The Iowa Review, The Washington Post, Writer’s Digest, American Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her memoir WHEN SHE COMES BACK about the loss of her mother to the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and their eventual reconciliation was named Finalist in both the 2021 Best Book Awards and the 2021 Book of the Year Award and a 2021 Best True Crime Book by Book Riot. Her short story collection HOME IS A MADE-UP PLACE won Hidden River Arts’ 2020 Eludia Award and will be published in 2022. She is host and producer of the podcasts And Then Everything Changed and The Body Myth.

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