Victim, Survivor, Warrior – Hera McLeod

2017 Jack Straw writer Hera McLeod’s memoir in progress chronicles her experience of surviving an abusive relationship and her fight to protect both herself and her son. In her conversation with curator Jourdan Imani Keith, Hera discusses her journey, the process of discarding illusions, and using her voice as a warrior. “I can’t protect anyone if I don’t stick up for myself . . . no one’s gonna come and save you, you know? You have to do something yourself.”

This podcast includes discussion of domestic violence and the death of a child.

Music by the Steve Griggs Ensemble, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.