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John-Michael Lander (USA)

John-Michael Lander (USA)

M.Ed. (Antioch McGregor University) 2009, BFA (Wright State University) 2001 Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence Speaker Darkness to Light SafeSport Trained: Completed

An Athlete's Silence

July 18, 2020, 08:00 PM

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John-Michael is giving away the following

A FREE copy of Surface Tension and Cracked Surface (Release date is August 1, 2020), the first two books in the Surface Series. Based on my experience as an athlete and dealing Predatory Grooming, and Sexual Abuse from the coach, medical team, benefactors, and those I trusted.

Surface Tension: The springboard finals find David leading the best divers in the world, but his internal struggles try to derail his competitive psyche. David must silence the voices in his head to perform a near-perfect final dive and change his life forever. Returning home to Aulden, Ohio, David faces the reality that people aren't what they seem. In August 2016, David agrees to Dr. Warner's unethical form of therapy. Reflecting on the year he turned sixteen, David discovered he had the God-given talent, determination, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Several things stood between him and a gold medal at the 1979 World Games Diving Championships in Tønsberg, Norway: his age, inexperience, and family secrets.

Am I Dead? CRACK SURFACE is the second installment of the Surface Series based on real life experiences which explores the continuing journey of struggle, understanding, and self-discovery of a life riddled with grooming, manipulation, and sexual abuse. After winning the World Games at sixteen in Surface Tension, David dreams of becoming a whole person by reinventing, adapting, and assimilating to fit into college, the entertainment business, and society. But first, he has to face the past, recognize repeating patterns, and find his true self. This is an inspirational real-life “David and Goliath” story of survival.

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John-Michael Lander is creating a voice. Through writing, speaking, and consulting, he helps individuals and organizations identify the signs of grooming, manipulating, and stigmatizing of sexual abuse and how to help survivors (of any type of abuse) face the past and find their true self. John-Michael battled with finding his true self and authentic voice. As an elite athlete, he endured sexual abuse from coaches, benefactors, and medical team which resulted in years of PTDS, depression, anxiety, and even suicide attempts. His research, The Grooming Trifecta, provides how grooming effects everyone no matter their sexual orientation, gender, or religious beliefs. John-Michael represented the USA in international Springboard and Platform diving competitions. His entertainment experiences include performing on television on General Hospital, All My Children, and national commercials; the lead in the independent films All the Rage and Pilgrim; and originating many roles on New York stages. He taught high school English for seven years at the nationally recognized Stivers High School of the Arts in Dayton, Ohio. John-Michael’s novel Surface Tension (2017), broke his silence about being a sexually abused athlete. Cracked Surface, releasing this year, continues to share the effects sexual abuse has on a person’s life forever.

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