We are talking to Becca Stevens, author, priest, and founder of Thistle Farms and Magdalene Residences about the story behind her passion to provide healing and restoration for the women - victims of sex trafficking, addiction, sex abuse and prostitution in Nashville and globally.

Becca Stevens is an author, Episcopal priest, and the founder of Thistle Farms and Magdalene Residences. She was named one of “15 Champions of Change” for violence against women in 2011 by the White House, Humanitarian of the Year in 2014 by the Small Business Council of America and the TJ Martell Foundation, and was inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Her memoir, “Snake Oil, The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling” is available on Amazon.com.

Season 2 – EP 30

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Check out the highlights

3:46 – Finding healing in the community

5:00 – “Mercy is a two way street” – Becca Stevens

6:51 – “I have a lot of other problems with a lot of other things in this world, but it’s not God.” – Becca Stevens

9:46 – The moment Becca decided to do something about sex trafficking.

11:54 – Why Becca named the program after Mary Magdalene

14:25 – “you heal women, you heal the whole village…”

16:34 – “what profession has 100% people reporting rape?”

20:02 – breaking the silence and releasing the story of abuse.

26:07 – Dorris Walker, a sex trafficking and abuse survivor sings “I am a Thistle Farmer”


How a Little Jar of Body Butter Filled with Love Heals Every Body

I don’t believe it’s possible to have a lunch at the Thistle Farms’ Cafe in downtown Nashville, use any of the “Love Heals” products, or read any of Becca’s books without feeling surrounded by love, grace and healing. By the time I sit down with Becca for our interview on Waking Up in America, I’ve already begun to experience the powerful changes she and this powerful community of women are triggering in the world.

Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest, social entrepreneur, author of nine books and founder of Thistle Farms. She was designated a White House Champion in 2011, and in 2013 was inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame.

And under all the labels and achievements, she is a healer. She’s an incredibly strong and confident woman, and at the same time a humble and vulnerable soul. Between segments of difficult topics we discuss, she makes us laugh with unpretentious and unguarded humor. She puts no walls up, has no masks on – it’s just her and the truth ‘as she understands it.’ Her passion to heal women – and consequently the world – is contagious. Read more here >>>

Connect with Becca and Thistle Farms

Web: ThistleFarms.org
FB: ThistleFarms
Twitter:  @thistlefarms
Instagram: ThistleFarms

Watch Dorris Walker Sing

Dorris Walker, a Magdalene Graduate, Thistle Farms’ Event Coordinator and survivor of sex trafficking, addiction and abuse sings her original song
“I am a Thistle Farmer”
Music and Words by Dorris Walker
(c) Dorris Walker



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