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Season 1 Episode 4: Silenced

  • Season 1

Miranda reads a letter from a listener whose brothers sexually abused her when she was a child. “Silenced” details her experience of the second wound: her family members’ hurtful responses when she tried to address the abuse with them. Miranda responds with advice, information, and words of support.

Miranda created the website The Second Wound to offer comfort and information to fellow survivors who feel hurt and unsupported by family members and their communities.

Miranda Pacchiana, MSW is a writer, podcast host, and survivor whose work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Psych Central, Elephant Journal, Trigger Points Anthology, and others. She writes about a variety of subjects including recovery from abuse, family estrangement, parenting, and grief. She has spent over two decades addressing and examining family responses to the disclosure of child sexual abuse and she is the creator of the online resource The Second Wound: Coping with family while healing from abuse & assault which can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the website Miranda is a married mother of three and a stubborn optimist. She works and lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Visit her website at

Find the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Find the Second Wound website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Learn about personal coaching with host Miranda Pacchiana, MSW on the Second Wound website coaching page. 

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