Rachel shares her story and gives examples of trials and traumas that she went through such as being born into a gang family, placed in the foster care system, having a mother in prison, her brother’s murder, her abuse, neglect, near death experiences, divorce and homelessness and being a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. She explains how she was able to survive and thrive and highlights the difference between being a survivor and surviving.
Her personal disclosure to the audience is packaged in a way that she is not telling a sob story but explaining to them in a way they can relate so that they too can break free from their strongholds in life. She also emphasizes that each person has a story that needs to be shared in order to move forward and have a greater impact in life.
The struggles people face are different but the pain is the same. Our experiences in life are just memories unless we share them. Rachel emphasizes the importance of sharing life’s lives experiences.