Half In, Half Out
Half In, Half Out
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 13: Gymnast Alliance
Play • 1 hr 15 min
This week, we discuss Alyssa Beckerman’s open letter to Miss Val, the #gymnastalliance movement, provide a spotlight for gymnasts who have bravely shared their stories, and share resources for survivors and anyone aiming to learn more about abuse and prevention.

0:00:00 - 0:00:25 --- Cold Open - “We’re here to listen”, Intro Music
0:00:25 - 0:01:57 --- Introduction: Overview of episode (words used: abuse)
0:01:57 - 0:02:51 --- Content warnings: emotional abuse, manipulation, brief mention of “the ex-doctor” in that wording, abuse in gymnastics broadly, characteristics of abusers, charismatic abusers, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, Safesport, physical abuse, eating disorders, suicide attempt, negative self image/esteem
0:02:51 - 0:07:43 --- Alyssa Beckerman’s Disclosure of Abuse (by Valorie Kondos-FIeld aka “Miss Val”) - (cw: emotional abuse, public shaming, toxic culture)
0:03:18 - 0:03:46 ---mentions of Mary Lee Tracy
0:08:57 - 0:13:08 --- Other issues with Miss Val - racism, cultural appropriation, reports she has not changed, further reflections on Val/Alyssa
0:13:08 - 0:17:28 --- Where we stand RE: survivors and Miss Val and how we plan to discuss coaches moving forward
0:17:28 - 19:36 --- Our relationship with Randy Lane, his apology to Alyssa (cw: injuries)
0:19:36 - 0:32:35 --- Why Does He Do That? By Lundy Bancroft (cw: sexual assault, domestic violence, partner violence, charismatic abusers, characteristics of abusers, one mention of the ex-doctor)
0:32:35 - 0:35:00 --- Why Kino has been so quiet during this part of the episode, reflections on the content shared in previous segment
0:35:00 - 0:35:10 --- Break
0:35:10 - 0:45:50 --- Sharing the story of a former Level 10 Gymnast (cw: Kurt Thomas, physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, eating disorder, vomiting, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, residential treatment, injuries, abusive coaching)
0:45:50 - 0:55:10 ---Sharing the story of another former gymnast (cw: self hatred, injuries, abusive coaching, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, public humiliation)
0:55:10 - 0:55:28 --- Sharing Resources
0:55:28 - 0:56:34 --- How to file a Safesport Complaint https://uscenterforsafesport.org/report-a-concern/
0:56:34 - 0:57:37 --- What is Verbal Abuse? https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/what-is-verbal-abuse
0:57:37 - 0:58:27 --- Fact Sheet: Emotional Child Abuse http://www.preventchildabuse.org/images/docs/emotionalchildabuse.pdf
0:58:27 - 0:59:50 --- Child Abuse and Neglect Resource Guide https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/guide_2020.pdf
0:59:50 - 1:00:45 --- Positive Coaching Alliance https://positivecoach.org/
1:00:45 - 1:02:27 --- At The Heart of Gold Resource List (cw: childhood sexual abuse, USAG) https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/at-the-heart-of-gold-inside-the-usa-gymnastics-scandal/resources
1:02:27 - 1:04:08 --- Darkness to Light Training (cw: childhood sexual abuse) https://www.d2l.org/
1:04:08 - 1:04:43 --- Athlete Assistance Fund (cw: sexual abuse) https://www.phpaafund.org/#!/
1:04:43 - 1:06:09 ---- The Army of Survivors (cw: sexual abuse) https://www.thearmyofsurvivors.org/
1:06:09 - 1:07:44 --- What to do if you need more resources, you can share with us
1:07:44 - 1:15:22--- Our social media, Patreon, updates on our store, outro music

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