Season 2, Episode 34 - Crispian Lynn Paul
Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Crispian Lynn Paul. Crispian was born and raised in Wichita, KS (with a year spent in Iowa under the care of a guardian when her mother died when she was 15). She currently lives in Olathe, KS, with her husband, Matt and their dog, Khloe. After high school, she attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS on an academic scholarship and earned both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Social Work. She remained in Lawrence for five years while she began her career in social work, first in Topeka, KS and later in the Kansas City Area, where she moved in 2008. Crispian was a child welfare social worker, primarily in reunification and family preservation, for more than 10 years. Just over four years ago, she began working in Hospice care, where she remains at this time.
Crispian is an avid disc golfer and into fitness, recently meditation and yoga, craft beer, her dog, movies with her husband and cooking when she can. She also suffers from mental illness and chronic pain. Crispian is also the child of two alcoholic, addicted, abusive parents who loved her. She is a survivor of childhood physical and emotional abuse, sexual and physical assault. At the age of 12 she lost her older sister, Shira, to a car accident; was present when her mother died at the hands of her father in a drunken, domestic violence shooting 28 months later; was a victim of a violent sexual and physical assault 17 months after that; and lost her father a month after she got married. She has endured being a clumsy person her entire life to boot, but as her husband has been heard to say, "like an inchworm, she just keeps inching along".
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