Salon Talks: Elizabeth Smart

The advocate, speaker and best-selling author of the memoir "My Story,” joins Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams to introduce stories from her new book "Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up.” Elizabeth Smart shares her own experience of survivorship, as well as lessons learned from inspiring men and women who've endured war, disease, grief and abuse — and learned how to thrive in the aftermath of the unimaginable.

Smart spent half of her life as a well-known survivor of shocking violence — when she was 14, she was abducted from her home and held captive for nine months. "You can continue to be victim long after the abuse or illness has ended," Smart said on “Salon Talks.” "To me, survivor says, I did that and I still lived. It didn't break me."

Watch the video above to see Smart discuss "one of the most common questions I get asked" — and why so many survivors of violence find it insensitive. Tune in for SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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