Match Volume

How things change with Abigail Pesta

Match Volume’s Nataly Joseph and Author and Journalist Abigail Pesta discuss the cover up of abuse in U.S.A. Gymnastics and how to tell a story with empathy.

Abigail Pesta smiling.

This week on Match Volume,  Nataly Joseph sat down with award-winning Journalist and Author Abigail Pesta. Pesta wrote “The Girls: An All-American Town, A Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down.” The two discussed how the F.B.I. and U.S.A. Gymnastics were able to cover up the abuse of over 150 gymnasts, as well as what it takes to report a story of this nature. This episode mentions disturbing activity surrounding abuse and may be triggering for some.

CW: Abuse, pedophilia, suicide.

Theme music by Polina Cherezova.