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Episode 26: Sarah Klein: Attorney, Advocate & Larry Nassar Survivor

Sarah Klein is an attorney for the California law firm Manly, Stewart and Finaldi and a leading voice on sexual abuse and other legal issues in the media. She is also the first known victim of former Olympic Women’s Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Sarah was an elite gymnast who trained from the age of 8 under Coach John Geddert, the head coach for the 2012 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team whose gym she describes as highly abusive, cult-like, and even worse than the sexual abuse she suffered by Nassar. We talk about all of this plus updates on the Larry Nassar fallout and the brave gymnasts who have fought to hold him and the other institutions involved accountable.Read More »Episode 26: Sarah Klein: Attorney, Advocate & Larry Nassar Survivor

Stephen Mills, Author of CHOSEN: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood

Episode 25: Stephen Mills, Author of CHOSEN: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood

Stephen Mills is the author of CHOSEN: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood published by Henry Holt & Company. In this first of many interviews I will be co-hosting with my friend, attorney and advocate Kathryn Robb, we three survivors of child sexual abuse share a moving discussion about the emotional impact of abuse, challenges specific to male survivors, how predators operate, parents who missed the signs, correcting misconceptions, the lawsuit Stephen filed, and so much more.Read More »Episode 25: Stephen Mills, Author of CHOSEN: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood

Chandra Moyer Truth and Consequences Podcast

Episode 23: Chandra Moyer on Flashbacks, Fragments & Facing Trauma

Chandra Moyer was 37 years old when her high-functioning life was disrupted by frightening flashbacks. She set out to piece together the fragments of her emerging memories and, when she put two and two together, it added up to child sexual abuse. Chandra’s story helps illuminate the intense and bewildering experience of being overwhelmed by flashbacks and how to make… Read More »Episode 23: Chandra Moyer on Flashbacks, Fragments & Facing Trauma

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Episode 21: The Power of Music with Singer Songwriter Maddie Morris

Maddie Morris is a contemporary folk musician who won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2019 and has been described as “leading the next generation of socially conscious songwriters.” Maddie’s music uses personal storytelling to embody political ideas, and their music tackles issues ranging from LGBTQIA identities to poverty, sexual violence, and voting to name a few. Maddie’s first EP, Purgatory was… Read More »Episode 21: The Power of Music with Singer Songwriter Maddie Morris

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Episode 20: Ryan Soscia: Creator of the JDoe App to Track Sexual Offenders

Ryan Soscia is the Founder & CEO of JDoe, a reporting app for survivors of sexual assault that identifies repeat offenders. Ryan explains the app’s intriguing origin story in which a group of his friends identified a mutual abuser and the stunning events that followed.  Ryan’s firsthand experience inspired him to create the app as a way to reduce sexual… Read More »Episode 20: Ryan Soscia: Creator of the JDoe App to Track Sexual Offenders

Jen Elizabeth

Episode 19: Trauma and Addiction with Jen Elizabeth

Jen Elizabeth speaks openly about addiction recovery with an emphasis on the trauma that frequently underlies addiction and the emotional work required to stop using, develop new coping mechanisms, and begin to heal from trauma. Jen was raised in a cult where she was sexually abused by her pastor and neglected by her parents. She became addicted to alcohol and… Read More »Episode 19: Trauma and Addiction with Jen Elizabeth

Miranda Pacchiana Truth and Consequences Podcast

Episode 18: My Moment of Truth

It’s me, Miranda, on the first episode since I filed a sexual assault lawsuit. I talk about what’s happened in my life since. I also discuss statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse, the NY Child Victims Act, my first tattoo, and more. Show Notes Find the Truth & Consequences Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Find the Second Wound… Read More »Episode 18: My Moment of Truth

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Episode 17: The Trauma of Gun Violence with Newtown Action Alliance Leader Po Murray

Po Murray Chairs the grassroots non-profit organization, Newtown Action Alliance which formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy–and which I helped found. Po explains the grassroots group’s efforts to stem gun violence through legislation and cultural change. We talk about activism as a means of addressing trauma, and the widespread effects of gun violence in America. Visit the Newtown… Read More »Episode 17: The Trauma of Gun Violence with Newtown Action Alliance Leader Po Murray

Barbara Heffernan EMDR: What it is and How it Works

Episode 16: EMDR – What it is and How it Works with Barbara Heffernan, LCSW

Psychotherapist and EMDR consultant Barbara Heffernan, LCSW explains how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing works and walks listeners through the application of this effective trauma treatment. Barbara discusses the positive outcomes she sees as a trauma specialist when treating patients with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. Miranda describes her own brief experience as an EMDR patient… Read More »Episode 16: EMDR – What it is and How it Works with Barbara Heffernan, LCSW

Kathryn Robb Truth and Consequences Podcast

Episode 15: Two Survivors Talk Justice with Attorney & Advocate Kathryn Robb

My first returning guest, Kathryn Robb talks with me about changes to Title IX (put in place by Betsy DeVos) that make it harder for victims of sexual assault to get justice, as well as updates in child sexual abuse statute of limitations laws and the added risk posed by this pandemic for current victims of child abuse. Show Notes… Read More »Episode 15: Two Survivors Talk Justice with Attorney & Advocate Kathryn Robb

Carole Hodson - The Nervous System Keeps the Score

Episode 13: The Nervous System Keeps the Score with Somatic Therapist Carol Hodson

Somatic Experiencing taps into the science of the autonomic nervous system to treat trauma in a non-invasive manner. Expressive art therapist Carol Hodson explains this intriguing treatment modality and also discusses the power of art as a healing tool. You can contact Carol at [email protected] Video: What Israeli Schoolchildren Sing to Deal With Rockets https://youtu.be/1LG2Qkcn7iM Find the Truth & Consequences… Read More »Episode 13: The Nervous System Keeps the Score with Somatic Therapist Carol Hodson

You Can Still Have Joy Francine Wheeler

Episode 11: Sandy Hook Mom Francine Wheeler: You Can Still Have Joy

Francine Wheeler is a singer, songwriter, playwright, and actress whose son, Benjamin Wheeler died in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. Francine talks about coping with her grief, living differently in the aftermath of immense loss, and how she continues to create meaning and find joy. Learn about the Wheelers’ non-profit organization, Ben’s Lighthouse whose mission drives them “to foster… Read More »Episode 11: Sandy Hook Mom Francine Wheeler: You Can Still Have Joy