Apr 21, 2023
Denayja Reese Joins Jesse! (#307)
On this week's episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson is joined by Denayja Reese—She is a strategist, writer, and the author of 'Don't Hurt Yourself - A Memoir of Healing through Grief, Trauma, and Add*ction'. Born and Raised in the Valley, the self-described "black, gay woman" joins Jesse to discuss her powerfully traumatic life's memoir. Denayja, who is in her thirties, claims to have grown up in a "racially segregated" neighborhood! This negatively impacted her self-image, which ultimately sent her on a downward spiral toward addiction. She and Jesse touch on her career, mental health, upbringing, family, mess, forgiveness, and much more!