Activist, educator, and local author, Kathy Picard, on childhood sexual abuse

Springfield-native Kathy Picard is an activist and educator who shares what she learned about writing on tough subjects as told in her book, Life with My Idiot Family: A True Story of Survival, Courage and Justice over Childhood Sexual Abuse, (Kathy Picard, March 2017). Reach Kathy at and learn more about her at

Radio Show #82 – Kathy Picard

Author Kathy Picard tells her own very personal story of childhood sex abuse in an unflinching memoir Life With My Idiot Family.

In a candid conversation with Brad Shepard, Kathy reveals her motivation for sharing this most intimate story.