Episode 14: Lifting Up the Hands that Hang Down: A Conversation with Kathy Carlston

A Columbine shooting survivor, Kathy Carlston is a self-identified queer woman who was raised within Mormonism and became married to her wife Berta Marquez. In this podcast she discusses candidly and with raw honesty her battles with conversion therapy, depression, her own suicidality, and the death by suicide of her beautiful wife ‘Bear’.

Kathy shares thoughts of how we can better grieve as support people around those who are hurting, and her hopes and plans for the future.

Content Warning: Reparative Therapy, School Shooting, Suicidal Ideation, Death By Suicide, PTSD

Listen to this episode here.