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Brenda Tracy, Survivor & Activist

Brenda Tracy, Survivor & Activist

Update: 2019-03-204


This week’s conversation is with Brenda Tracy, the founder of the national campaign SetTheExpectation which aims to raise awareness around issues of sexual assault and domestic violence -- through the power of sports while also engaging, empowering and educating men as agents for change.

Brenda was gang raped by four men in 1998.

So heavy.

In this conversation, she shares that even though law enforcement collected extensive evidence – including confessions from her attackers – the District Attorney advised against prosecuting her case.

She was never advised of her victims’ rights, nor informed when officials destroyed her evidence three years prior to the statute of limitations.

Sixteen years later, Brenda came forward publicly, and now seeks to make the world a better place for survivors.

Her stance on “men as the solution” has garnered national attention and made her one of the country’s most influential voices on sexual assault.

I wanted to speak with Brenda to better understand courage.

Where did she find the power to come forward, be vulnerable, and not only stand up for what’s right but also strive for change.


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Comments (1)

Tom Farmer

What an intense, inspiring and unexpected story! I listen to your Finding Mastery podcast quite often while riding the light rail commuter train to work in San Jose. This story and Brenda touched me deeply. I even had tears in my eyes at one point. A lump in my throat the rest of the time. I wish I could get my 20 year old daughter to listen to this story as I believe she would benefit from it.

Mar 26th








Brenda Tracy, Survivor & Activist

Brenda Tracy, Survivor & Activist