Judy van Niekerk, was just six when her father began abusing her, keeping her imprisoned in the family home. Judy cooked and cleaned for her father after her mother left the family when she was just six. For years he subjected her to physical and sexual abuse, breaking her bones and even shooting her in the chest, and even forced her to undergo home abortions. Finally the survivor, who now teaches others to overcome difficulty, escaped and fled to London and then South Africa where meeting her husband gave her the strength to bring her father to justice. In this extraordinary and jaw-dropping episode, Judy talks about her 'white light' moment as a teen in captivity, when she knew she would one day be free and make something amazing of her life. She uses her traumatic and heart-wrenching years in captivity as an experience to help others find the strength from within. Judy's take on life, who we are, and what we are capable of, is truly compelling and inspiring. This really is a can't miss episode. Judy, we admire your strength, courage, and thank you for coming on our show!
TRIGGER WARNING: Discussions of sexual, physical and mental abuse.
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