Why I Turned My Drug-Dealing Childhood Into a Podcast About Poverty and Faith
I have lived a shiny, well-edited veneer of faith.
It was time to come clean. Why did I create the Breaking Good podcast? To hold space for myself and others to live an authentically messy–and faithful–life.
“This ordained Baptist minister strips away the polished, wholesome façade to reveal a painful past. Trent grew up in a trailer in the small town of Dana, Indiana, the daughter of parents who sold and used drugs.” Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service national reporter on ‘Breaking Good,’ the four-part podcast on my upbringing in a dysfunctional churchgoing nuclear family living in a fading railroad town blighted with addiction and mental illness. Read Yonat’s piece here.