Beyond Lady Pandora
By Luana Masters
Welcome to my little pod cast, Beyond Lady Pandora. Come on in and step into my parlor, take a chair and relax. You've made it just in time for our story today. Take a deep breath now, just relax. You'll find tea and coffee on the table along with a selection of sugary sweets. Close your eyes and let yourself be swept away. Let yourself be taken into my world. A word of caution, the walls have eyes. I'm told that voices can be heard when they shouldn't and that not all of the memories that come alive within these walls are pleasant.
This podcast discusses mature subject matter.
This podcast discusses mature subject matter.
Beyond Lady Pandora – Episode 11 - Running Away
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/09/22/beyond-lady-pandora-episode-11/ This podcast/blog is on a website about digital cats in second life. Fascinating. You might wonder why. Well, in truth, each of us is multifaceted and holds multiple interests. No? So, what did you expect? I do not follow lines, I do not fit in boxes. Why should I limit the interests I show or separate them out. Humans are not made like that. Life is not like that. I am many things, all things in one. As a teenager, maybe all of 13, I was riding on the back of a bike once.. a Harley of course. I was drunk out of my mind, numbing the demons inside. My right calf pressed into the exposed tail pipes as I got off. I heard a sizzle but felt nothing at all at first. I stepped off. Everyone around me was horrified. I had a huge burn up my calf, pretty bad. I never sought medical help or attention for it. I continued partying. I was numb to everything, to the world.
September 22, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora – Episode 10 A – In My Head
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/09/18/beyond-lady-pandora-episode-10-a-in-my-head/ Screaming. When I sit still in the quiet, there is a memory of screaming. My grandmother, she is screaming. It's a primal scream, the kind of scream that chills your blood and freezes you in place, like they are being murdered. Then me screaming and blinding pain, screaming as if the sound itself could be a weapon, formed physically in the air above me, coming out of my mouth. Just screaming and pain. Sometimes, bits and pieces, sometimes moments flow through and it's as if I'm right there, yet not. Like I'm dream walking through my life. Everything is foggy then crystal clear and then foggy once more. What does it mean? It's frightening. I do not know myself at times. It's not me. It's not happening to me, I'm just watching, sliding along through life. The voices in my head. It's hard to listen to others, to hold conversations, to focus. I'm already listening to what is going on in my head. Opinions, so many opinions on everything, so many different perspectives and ideas. Do this, do that. It is exhausting at times. People think I'm not listening but I am or at least, I'm trying to. I just get distracted and interrupted while talking and listening by a group of people no one can see. That doesn't sound at all crazy, does it? I wonder why I've tried to hide it for so long.
September 18, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora Episode 10 – Turning The Tables
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/09/17/beyond-lady-pandora-episode-10-turning-the-tables/ In this episode, I discuss what happened after leaving my first husband and how Lady Pandora came to be. When life is a dream and you are in a trance much of the time, it's very hard to advocate for yourself. It's like sleep walking. Your body is moving, things are happening, you are aware of some of it but it's like you see through a veil. You are detached. I talk about things I've gone through, things that have happened and many times, I've been told how strong I am. Strong? Not really. It's been scary, terrifying really and it has hurt so very deeply that I can only compare it to hurting so bad that you scream and scream until there is no sound, until your lips stop moving, until the screaming is entirely inside. The agony inside of me, it is invisible and sometimes it is veiled enough to almost ignore although it affects me and sometimes, it is raw. Sometimes, I can barely function.
September 17, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora – Episode 9 – The Lies I Knew
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/09/06/beyond-lady-pandora-episode-9-the-lies-i-knew/ This episode covers more of my first marriage, my first adult female love and the ending of my first marriage. All episodes carry a general trigger warning. I'm missing key parts of my memory. For example, I know I was raped multiple times but I could not tell you when or how. I know who and I know for a fact it happened. I know that my first husband was a cheater and that I knew it beyond a shadow of a doubt. I could not tell you how I knew or when I found out. A majority of my life is like this. I got so used to people knowing me that I had never seen before that I developed an automatic reaction of pretending I knew them until I did. I did not want to be rude.
September 6, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora – Episode 8 – Ending The Cycle Of Abuse
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/08/27/beyond-lady-pandora-episode-8-ending-the-cycle-of-abuse/ In this episode, I cover other occurrences during my first marriage, how important my children were to me, and how I made the mistake of trusting my Mother again. There are certain things that you must understand in order to understand my story. First, that I was raised to hate myself and those I came from, to feel inferior, to fear. Secondly, you must understand that the others in my head feel as if they have always been there and are therefore completely natural to me. Thirdly, I have trouble communicating. I studied communication, I understand it, I speak well and write well yet it as if I speak another language. For example, if I am asked if a pain is shooting or aching, I might not understand. Shooting to me means starting and stopping quickly like shooting a gun, sharp and fast. I may describe a shooting pain as a twinging feeling, like a plucked violin string. Some things I feel are described better by colors, like my pain is bright pink or I am overwhelmed by whooshing. I'm not hearing wind, I mean that is how it feels. The fact that I see and understand things differently than many means that it makes communication difficult and others get frustrated with me. It's just part of who I am.
August 27, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora – Bonus – Episode 7A – Finding A Way Forward
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/08/23/beyond-lady-pandora-bonus-episode-7a-finding-a-way-forward/ In this episode, I discuss finding a way forward after a lifetime of abuse and trauma, having to hide from help or assistance. I discuss what it is like to finally reach out for help when you do not trust anyone. I discuss having other personalities and how it affects life as well as my views on the "disorder" itself.
August 23, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora – Episode 7 – Tainted Love
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/08/20/beyond-lady-pandora-episode-7-tainted-love/ This episode covers my life up to 18 years old, finding my childhood love and our nearly ten year marriage. I married the devil, he was both beautiful and cruel.
August 20, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora – Episode 6 – Locked Away
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/08/15/beyond-lady-pandora-episode-6-locked-away/ In this episode, I discuss being given away and signed over to child services for no reason other than the fact that my mother was no longer receiving money for having me. I discuss what happened to me while in their care and how I was returned back home.
August 15, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora 5 A
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/08/15/beyond-lady-pandora-5-a/ This is a bonus episode talking about recent happenings.
August 15, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora - Episode 5 - Before It Got Worse
All episodes carry a general trigger warning. This episode covers more of my experiences before the age of 15.
August 7, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora - Episode 4 - How does it affect me?
In this episode, I discuss how these things have affected me and my life and how my issues affect my health care. Remember, all episodes carry a general trigger warning.
July 31, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora - Episode 3 - Hard To Swallow
All episodes carry a general trigger warning. This episode continues the ongoing story of growing up in an abusive household, becoming a teenager, and trying to figure out how to escape.
July 25, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora - Episode 2 - In The Dark
All episodes carry a general trigger warning. If you are easily triggered, do not listen to this podcast. In this episode, I talk about growing up on the streets when no one will look for you, how it makes you a target for the worst of humanity and what effect these things can have on a developing mind.
July 17, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora – Bonus 1A
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2021/07/10/beyond-lady-pandora-bonus-1a/ In this bonus episode, I talk about something that has happened recently that ties into my early childhood.
July 11, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora - Episode 1 - In The Beginning
In this episode, I'm talking about what it is like to be kidnapped by a parent you literally never even met and what it is like to live in a house with an addict who is so desperate for love, they'd gladly use their own children to get it. I talk about what it feels like to be that child, how it affects your sense of self and your ability to trust others.
July 2, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora - Episode 0A (Bonus) - Deviance in Society: Ethnographic approaches to the study of deviants
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://fureverbeach.com/2019/10/18/deviance-in-society-ethnographic-approaches-to-the-study-of-deviants/ This episode examines the approaches and methods used by ethnographers and sociologists in the study of “deviants” or deviant sub-cultures within civilized society.
June 27, 2021
Beyond Lady Pandora - Episode 0 - Introduction
Welcome to my little pod cast, Beyond Lady Pandora. Come on in and step into my parlor, take a chair and relax. You've made it just in time for our story today. Take a deep breath now, just relax. You'll find tea and coffee on the table along with a selection of sugary sweets. Close your eyes and let yourself be swept away. Let yourself be taken into my world. A word of caution, the walls have eyes. I'm told that voices can be heard when they shouldn't and that not all of the memories that come alive within these walls are pleasant. This podcast discusses mature subject matter it's not intended for those under legal adult age and carries a trigger warning in general. If you can be triggered easily, you probably don't want to be listening to this podcast. Now, relax let go. They say that when you hear a story or read a story you get to step into someone else's life. They say this allows you to live a thousand lives. Welcome to mine.
June 26, 2021