See and hear lived experiences of ACEs and toxic stress.

Everyone’s ACEs story is different. It can be scary, but sharing is an important step on the healing journey. These are real people talking about their journey to living beyond ACEs.

Content warning: Some stories describe trauma, abuse, violence, and neglect.

Valkyrae “Rae” @Valkyrae

Award-winning gamer, streamer, and content creator, Valkyrae, bravely shares her story and how she lives beyond her Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Learn how she has navigated through her challenges with the support of gaming, therapy, fitness, and friendships. Her story serves as a beacon of hope to people everywhere, reminding them that they are not alone, and it is never too late to begin healing. Watch her video to learn more about her journey and how she turned her experiences into stepping stones for a brighter future.

18 Sacramento
Jada Imani
25 Alameda
22 Santa Barbara
24 Alameda
25 Santa Clara & LA County
17 United States
23 Ventura
18 Santa Cruz
25 Sacramento
24 Stanislaus

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