Trauma Town explores photojournalist and director Amanda Mustard’s navigation of generational trauma in the wake of her HBO documentary, Great Photo, Lovely Life. After spending more than 8 years unlocking secrets of her grandfather’s serial sexual abuse, there’s still a lot left to unpack. How do you tell your family story in a way that embraces its messy reality and avoids sensationalism? How do we respond to sexual violence, and how can we do better? Join Amanda for a series of candid, vulnerable, and occasionally funny conversations about the precariousness of breaking cycles of trauma.
Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery • Jan 8, 2024
"...listening to Amanda Mustard's processing over five episodes sheds light on what it’s like to come to terms with the profound effects of specific trauma and the weight of a family’s secrets."