When Sheldon Kennedy was just 14 years old his hockey coach began sexually abusing him. Terrified, ashamed and certain nobody would be believe him, Sheldon kept the abuse a secret. It continued for five years. Years later, as an adult by then years removed from the actual abuse but still reeling and utterly broken from it, Sheldon finally opened up about what happened to him and, by sharing his story, started the long and winding road to healing.
Sheldon joins Kelsie for a conversation about his story, about how he has devoted his life's work to the cause of raising awareness and educating people about sexual abuse, harassment, bullying and discrimination of all types, about being a voice that people turn to and about affecting tangible and lasting change in this space. He talks about what it has been like to watch former Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kyle Beach go public with his own story of sexual abuse in the hockey world, about where hope his lies and about recovery.