A trapeze star turned circus coach and sexual harm prevention educator in one of hopefully MANY conversations we can have about making the circus safer.


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This podcast is dedicated to CIRCUS. Aerialist, Shannon McKenna interviews guests from acrobats in Cirque du Soleil to circus therapists and everyone in between. Learn the backstage lives of those who flip, twist, sparkle, and shine under the big top.

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IG: @the_artist_athlete



https://www.rainn.org (USA)

https://endingviolencecanada.org/sexual-assault-centres-crisis-lines-and-support-services (Canada)

https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/rape-and-sexual-assault (United Kingdom)

https://www.1800respect.org.au (Australia)

Other Resources

Watch Adie’s Tedtalk: https://www.ted.com/talks/adie_delaney_an_aerialist_on_listening_to_your_body_s_signals

Check out Adie’s Youth Circus School in Tasmania:


Instagram: @the_circus_studio

Instagram Account to anonymously report experiences to the circus community:


Advocacy and Education for Children in Sport


Center for Non-Violent Communication


Therapeutic interventions for peodophilic tendencies



Recommended reading:

The Body Keeps The Score  by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

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