Searching for Angela Shelton

This is the trailer from the award-winning documentary “Searching for Angela Shelton.” I enjoyed watching it and wanted to share it with you. It’s short but powerful. You can find out more about the film and Angela Shelton on the website Thanks to Tim Fischer for sharing this.

Here’s a blurb about the film:
In the uplifting and multiple award-winning documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton, filmmaker Angela Shelton drives around the United States surveying other Angela Sheltons. She discovers that 24 out of the 40 Angela Sheltons she speaks to are survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. (The number jumped to 28 out of 40 when 4 more Angelas broke their silence after the movie was completed.) On her journey the filmmaker meets an Angela Shelton who tracks sexual predators and lives in the same town as the filmmaker’s father, who sexually abused her and her siblings for years.

You can find more of Angela Shelton’s videos on her website: She has a couple of interviews with author Charlotte Kasl, whose books include Many Roads, One Journey: Moving Beyond the 12 Steps and If the Buddha Got Stuck, both of which I enjoyed and found personally helpful. In one of the videos the two discuss trauma, addiction and the language of recovery. Very interesting.

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    • Wow, isn’t that interesting! It didn’t occur to me that she might be at the SNAP conference. Thanks for letting me know. Tim Fischer, who’s a SNAP member, posted the trailer on Facebook. I checked it out and found it very moving. I’d like to see the whole film.

      So how was the conference?

      • Kristi,
        I just read your recent post on consent. I cried through the whole thing. I get it. It happened to me and what a relief to find such a blog. Everything you said I feel, have felt, and continue to feel. My therapist just had his board hearing and lied about any sexual relationship, but yet admitted to boundry and transference issues. My relationship with him was for 9 years. I fear he will get away with it. I never kept any kind of proof of the relationship due to the fact that we are both married. I’m scared to keep fighting. I have a very good attorney- Stan Spero.

        • I am so sorry to hear about what happened to you! Nine years is a very long time. I hope you can find the strength to continue the fight. I know how hard and scary it can be to go through it. If you need more support, I recommend checking out AdvocateWeb’s online discussion and support forums (on my Websites and Links page). I’m glad to hear you have a good attorney. Stan Spero just visited the blog, and I’ve added a link to his website to my legal page.

          All the best to you in your fight and your recovery! Let me know what happens. ~Kristi

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