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Tenderfoot TV & iHeartPodcasts
Dear Alana,
Host Simon Kent Fung explores the life of Alana Chen, a 24-year-old woman who disappeared from Boulder, Colorado in 2019. Alana left behind two dozen journals chronicling a deep faith, love of fashion, and dream of becoming a nun. She also harbored a secret. At 14, she confessed to her priest that she was attracted to women and was instructed not to tell her parents. Over the next seven years, Alana covertly received conversion therapy which her family believes played a role in her fate. Simon, who sought to change his sexual orientation through conversion therapy for nearly a decade in...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 2,483 ratings
Nicely Told
Nicely told story. Could not wait for the next episode.
WISnowmobile via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/24
A beautifully told story
Wow. This story was told with grace while still bringing into question the catholic church’s methods. Thank you for sharing her story.
Megchops via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/24
Presented with such kindness and humility. Such sadness for all people convinced they aren’t enough. You’re enough.
Cat Mausam via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/31/24
Recent Episodes
Published 06/10/24
Hi, Dear Alana fans! Tenderfoot TV and iHeartPodcasts have teamed up for another exciting podcast called Talking to Death, hosted by Up and Vanished creator Payne Lindsey. Since you love our previous podcast collaborations, we think you'll like this one too. Don't just take our word for it,...
Published 11/15/23
Alana’s mother seeks justice amidst the Church’s denial. Simon confronts his past. And another tragedy befalls the Chen household, destroying almost everything.   This episode contains references to suicide. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the Suicide and Crisis...
Published 09/25/23
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