© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

MSU grad student authors personal account of sexual assault and PTSD


A Michigan State University doctoral student in neuroscience has written a book about sexual assault and how post traumatic stress disorder affects women. Apryl Pooley is the author of “Shadow Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Journey Through PTSD and Womanhood”.Pooley describes herself as one of those kids who took honors classes, played tennis and was active in her church youth group. Her life took a turn, though, when she was assaulted at the age of 17.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Apryl Pooley about her life, her work and her book.

Related Content
News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.