240: What if nine bullets shattered your dreams?

“These are open ended wounds that you have to patch up, but how do you patch them up? How do you make it okay.”

Today’s episode featured Diamond Garrett. Diamond is currenting starting a small business to provide products, services, and resources for disabled individuals to make their lives easier as wheelchair users. If you’d like to donate to support her vision and her small business, go to gofund.me/444f5605. You can also find out more about Diamond by following her on Instagram @diamondsg_ and on TikTok @princessdimo. You can find all of her links on linktr.ee/diamondgarrett


This episode is the last new episode of season 11. Over the next six weeks, we’ll be rebroadcasting episodes from the back catalog, and resuming with new episodes, starting August 9th.


Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock


Episode Summary: Growing up with a single mother and a father in jail, a dancer’s life is forever changed when one night, while doing a favor for a friend, two unknown shooters open fire.


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Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, mention of sexual assault,  drug use, gun violence, car crash, graphic bodily injury, suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, explicit language

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Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho



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