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Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Episode 38: Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Carol Hodson’s first visit to the podcast was super popular with listeners and I’m thrilled to have her back. She talks about what she calls “stealth mental health”, simple practices of somatic experiencing therapy for trauma survivors that can help us get unstuck from trauma symptoms, especially in the early weeks, days, and even hours after an event. Carol was… Read More »Episode 38: Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Dr. Judith Herman Truth and Repair

Episode 37: Dr. Judith Herman on Truth and Repair

What would true justice look like for survivors of interpersonal trauma? Acknowledgement, validation, accountability for offenders, support from their communities, and offender rehabilitation. The renowned and beloved author, psychiatrist, and researcher Dr. Judith Herman has an invigorating discussion with us about her new book, Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice. Show Notes Dr. Judith Herman’s book, Truth and… Read More »Episode 37: Dr. Judith Herman on Truth and Repair

Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Rowena Chiu

Episode 36: Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Rowena Chiu

In this episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Rowena Chiu, a former assistant of Harvey Weinstein whom he silenced for decades, along with her colleague Zelda Perkins. Chiu shares a range of valuable insights as a survivor, and describes the unusual experience of being portrayed in the recent movie “She Said,” based on the book by Jodi Kantor… Read More »Episode 36: Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Rowena Chiu

Nicki Weisensee Egan Chasing Cosby

Episode 35: Investigative Journalist Nicki Weisensee Egan, Chasing Cosby since 2005

Investigative journalist, podcast creator & author Nicki Weisensee Egan is dropping truth bombs and setting the record straight on the twists and turns in the Cosby case. Nicki has covered the allegations against Cosby since 2005 when no other media outlets would touch it. Listen to our compelling discussion with Kathryn Robb, Esq. as co-host. Show Notes Visit Nicki’s website… Read More »Episode 35: Investigative Journalist Nicki Weisensee Egan, Chasing Cosby since 2005

The 'Troubled Teen' Industry

Episode 34: The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry (Continued)

Kathryn Robb and I continue speaking with highly knowledgeable survivor/advocates, Chelsea Maldonado and Amanda Simmons who educate us on the so-called ‘troubled teen’ industry, an under-regulated system of residential youth treatment facilities that use behavior modification and abusive tactics on minors. Last week, Chelsea told us her story. This week, it’s Amanda’s turn. Show Notes Donate to CHILD USAdvocacy and… Read More »Episode 34: The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry (Continued)

The 'Troubled Teen' Industry

Episode 33: The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry with Survivors Chelsea Maldonado and Amanda Simmons, Part 1

Our guests on this episode are survivor/advocates, Chelsea Maldonado and Amanda Simmons who educate us on the so-called ‘troubled teen’ industry: a system of residential youth treatment facilities & programs. Many of these facilities operate more like prisons where children as young as nine are routinely abused in an extreme system of behavior modification, prevented from telling their parents what’s… Read More »Episode 33: The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry with Survivors Chelsea Maldonado and Amanda Simmons, Part 1

Andrew Pledger

Episode 32: Andrew Pledger: Recovering from A Christian Cult

Andrew Pledger is 22 years old and on a mission to spread the word about religious trauma after being raised in a fundamentalist Christian cult. He has a gripping story to tell about coming to terms with the harm his family’s religion caused him and the extra layers of shame and fear he carried due to his LGBTQ+ status. He’ll… Read More »Episode 32: Andrew Pledger: Recovering from A Christian Cult

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 3

Episode 31: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered with Kathryn Robb, Esq. Part 3

In this last episode of our 3-part special series all about civil lawsuits for child sexual abuse, attorney Kathryn Robb and I discuss depositions (what they’re for, who’s present, advice on being deposed), defense tactics and strategies, impeachment of witnesses (casting doubt on plaintiff’s credibility, trauma and memory, dissociation, abuse disclosure), legal abuse, trial preference provisions, chances of going to… Read More »Episode 31: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered with Kathryn Robb, Esq. Part 3

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 2

Episode 30: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered with Kathryn Robb, Esq. Part 2

In this second installment of the series, we discuss who you can sue and for what, how to get started, finding the right attorney, going public, legal terms, federal versus state court, detailed steps along the way, possible outcomes, and most importantly, what the experience feels like for survivors.  Show Notes Find the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram… Read More »Episode 30: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered with Kathryn Robb, Esq. Part 2

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 1

Episode 29: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered with Kathryn Robb, Esq. Part 1

Today’s episode is the first in a special series with attorney/survivor Kathryn Robb all about civil lawsuits for child sexual abuse. Today we will get an update on Kathryn’s own case under the New York Child Victims Act, talk a bunch about defamation including ways for survivors to protect themselves from being sued, statute of limitations revival legislation, anti-SLAPP laws,… Read More »Episode 29: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered with Kathryn Robb, Esq. Part 1

The Keepers

Episode 27: The Brave Women Behind The Keepers

If you have watched the Netflix documentary series The Keepers you will recognize our three guests today: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub and Teresa Lancaster. Each of these brave, determined, morally upstanding women played a vital role in uncovering the horrific crimes and coverups at the heart of the documentary. If you haven’t seen The Keepers, the episode intro will fill you in. And our guests will inspire you with their strength and unending fight for justice.Read More »Episode 27: The Brave Women Behind The Keepers

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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