What Health Means, Surviving Sexual Assault
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1063
- May 3, 2019 10:00 pm
- 1:39:04 mins
Health is More than Healthcare Guest: Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health, Author of “Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health” What does the word,"health” call to mind? Diet and exercise? Or maybe doctor’s offices and medicine? The political conversation almost always links “health” with “care”– talking about insurance coverage and drug prices and pre-existing conditions. Health is much more than just healthcare or lifestyle choices. There's a lot more we should be talking about when we talk about health. Assault, Consent and Adolescence: Award-Winning YA Author Laurie Halse Anderson Guest: Laurie Halse Anderson, Author of “Speak” and “SHOUT” The messages from readers began flooding in immediately after Laurie Halse Anderson published her young adult novel “Speak” in 1999. It’s about a teenaged girl struggling with the trauma of being raped by a classmate. “Speak” was a finalist for the National Book Award and other prestigious prizes, but the way the book impacted readers –that’s what moved Laurie Halse Anderson. Because, while “Speak” was fiction, the story was real. That girl was her. And 20 years later, she's written that story - her story - in a memoir called "SHOUT."