Elizabeth Mikotowicz triumphed over trauma, domestic violence, mental health issues, traumatic brain injury and corrupt institutions. In this episode of Linda's Corner, Elizabeth shares her journey from prison to purpose. Elizabeth is an artist with an environmentally friendly clothing brand featured on Le Galleriste and found at the website https://www.legaleriste.com/en/Elizabeth.mikotowicz.
Some of the highlights Elizabeth shares:
Misdiagnosed as a youth and put on wrong medications
Surviving severe domestic violence and explaining the mindset of abused women (why would you allow this to continue?)
What is "trauma bonding"?
How addiction and abandonment led to prison
Firsthand experience of corruption and inhumane treatment in women's prison
Rape and sexual harassment in prison by inmates and prison staff - does PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) solve the problem?
Life after prison
You have to deal with the trauma before you can overcome addictions
Tips to overcome addiction: stay away from old friends that bring you down, find healthy distractions, eat healthy food
Avoid people, places, and things that are triggers
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