Finding Ruby | The Triumph | 6
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Episode 6 - The Triumph: Bitterness and anger well up in Ruby as she tries to move on with her life. Can she overcome this and truly heal?

We open with Ruby’s dream. She is walking in a lush green field where she feels safe and free.

The dream echoes Psalm 23 and comes after Ruby and her social worker at the DSWD pray about Ruby moving to a new safe house in the country.

It is here, at the new house,  that Ruby gradually recovers from her trauma and reclaims her life.

Change isn’t instant or easy, but it  is powerful. 

She also makes a very important decision that will change not only her own life but those of her perpetrators, Nadine and Pedro, dramatically.

This episode sees Ruby making progress in healing in ways you might not expect. Her last actions in this episode will stay with you forever.

Issues this episode explores:

  • The complex nature of trauma 
  • The concept of restorative justice
  • Paths to rehabilitation and healing 

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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised.

Please seek help if you need to.

To speak to a trained crisis supporter at Lifeline (24-hours): 131 114
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For emergency assistance: 000

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Finding Ruby is a production of Cadence Productions.

Show written and edited by Nikki Florence Thompson and Rich Thompson. 
Additional production by Lydia Bowden, Anthea Godsmark, and Brendan Ridley. 
Sound design and mix by Rich Thompson and Brendan Ridley. 
Graphic design and social media by Sayaka Miyashita, Carla Moran, and Alyssa Sheridan. 
Director of photography is Brad Conomy. 
Matt Tooker is the executive producer.

Show Music
- "Homeland" by Searching for Light, featuring Jenna Carlie. 

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