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Mayra Dias Gomes | Addiction To Sobriety, Trauma Led To Seeking Validation, The NWA & Billy Corgan

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Why did I want to talk with Mayra Dias Gomes, AKA May Valentine in the Nation Wrestling Alliance? It is how she has recently utilized her notoriety to share her addiction and trauma recovery to inspire others and let them know they're not alone. Mayra has had a stellar career thus far. She became a best-selling author at the age of 17 in her Native Country of Brazil. She is the oldest daughter of acclaimed playwright Dias Gomes and actress Bernadeth Lyzio. She was encouraged by her family to express herself artistically, sadly at the age of 11, she'd experience her first major trauma when her father was killed in a car accident. We talk about how this trauma led her down the path of substance use and a string of bad relationships that included her being raped and everyone blaming her for the occurrence. Mayra shares that she found a book on illicit drugs and set off to try them all. We talk about the twists and turns of her life that included a career in TV music journalism, a multi-time published author, and a vast modeling career, in which she became the February cover and centerfold of Playboy Denmark. Mayra is open about her transgressions, as well as the moment over 3 years ago while training to be a professional wrestler when she knew it was time to put the bottle down as her anxiety was out of control. We also talk about how her past appearance in a Smashing Pumpkins music video, and Billy Corgan Front Man for the Smashing Pumpkins who owns the NWA, National Wrestling Alliance reached out to her, and the character of May Valentine was born. Mayra's goal is to demonstrate that a SOBER LIFE is an exhilarating one, and anyone can reap the benefits. This is Mayra Dias Gomes Knockin' Doorz Down. For more on Mayra For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: Listen to and Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen for more Celebrities, everyday folks, and expert conversations at © 2023 by KDD Media Company. All rights reserved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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