Sara King – Award Winning Broadway Performer
In today’s episode we sit down with the lovely Ovation Award Winning Broadway Performer Sara King, who is a fierce survivor of trauma in many forms. We talk about what it was like to play Cynthia Weil on Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Carole seeing the show in full disguise. Outside of her performance career, we learn the heartbreaking story of Sara losing her beloved father to a pulmonary embolism when she was young, her and her siblings watching how her mom navigated the experience and then discovering her mother had a vicious form of cancer, that took her life far too quickly. Following the loss of her parents, many more members of her family began to pass away and the group discusses the effects of compounded grief and how it changes you, for better and worse. Laura and Sara bond over their shared experience of losing so many loved ones, as well as divorce and how it all can build resilience and fortitude, but also give you have a deeper appreciation for life. While the three of them get into some very heavy topics, everyone comes away with a deeper understanding of how hardship can ultimately help you stop and smell the roses! We had such a wonderful time talking to Sara and we know so many people will benefit from hearing her story. For anyone who has experienced loss or knows anyone who has, this is definitely an episode you do not want to miss!