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Michelle Horton, Author of Dear Sister: A Memoir of Secrets, Survival, and Unbreakable Bonds

Episode 44: Michelle Horton, Author of Dear Sister

Michelle Horton is the author of Dear Sister, “A breathtaking memoir about two sisters and a high-profile case: Nikki Addimando, incarcerated for killing her abuser; and the author, Michelle Horton, left in the devastating fall-out to raise Nikki's young children and to battle the criminal justice system.” Show Notes We Stand With Nikki Website DonateRead More »Episode 44: Michelle Horton, Author of Dear Sister
Asian Discrimination in Hollywood & Beyond with Rowena Chiu, Ashley Chiu, Angela Yeoh

Episode 43: Asian Discrimination in Hollywood and Beyond with Rowena Chiu Ashley Chiu Angela Yeoh

It’s hard enough trying to make it in the entertainment industry. When you factor in discrimination against non-White actors the obstacles and challenges multiply. In today’s conversation we examine the barriers faced by Asian actors in Hollywood with my former guest, Rowena Chiu and her friends Angela Yeoh and Ashley Chiu who played her inRead More »Episode 43: Asian Discrimination in Hollywood and Beyond with Rowena Chiu Ashley Chiu Angela Yeoh
Lacy Crawford, Author of Notes On A Silencing

Episode 42: Lacy Crawford, Author of Notes On A Silencing

Author Lacy Crawford details her experiences of devastating revictimization and institutional betrayal after she was sexually assaulted at an elite New England boarding school as a teenager. Show Notes Lacy Crawford’s website Kathryn Robb is Executive Director of CHILD USAdvocacy Miranda Pacchiana’s website The Second Wound Our beautiful theme song is written & performed byRead More »Episode 42: Lacy Crawford, Author of Notes On A Silencing
Trauma-Aware Yoga with Newtown Instructor Aline Marie

Episode 41: Trauma-Aware Yoga with Newtown Instructor Aline Marie

Newtown Yoga Center instructor Aline Marie explains the fundamentals of trauma-aware yoga. We talk about the power of choice, maintaining boundaries, an easy technique to calm your nervous system, and Aline’s remarkable path to becoming a yoga teacher. Show Notes The Newtown Yoga Center Website Peace on Demand App use code PEACE WITHIN Our beautifulRead More »Episode 41: Trauma-Aware Yoga with Newtown Instructor Aline Marie
Julie L. Hall Author of The Narcissist In Your Life

Episode 40: Julie L. Hall, Author of The Narcissist In Your Life: Recognizing the Patterns and Learning to Break Free

Julie Hall walks us through the dehumanizing effects of being in relationship with a narcissist. We take a compassionate look at the experience of growing up in a narcissistic family and discuss common family roles such as the golden child, the lost child, and the scapegoat. Also discussed are the origins of narcissism as wellRead More »Episode 40: Julie L. Hall, Author of The Narcissist In Your Life: Recognizing the Patterns and Learning to Break Free
Kait Gannon & Laurie Krull Talking Family-Controlled Trafficking

Episode 39: Talking Family-Controlled Trafficking with the Hosts of The Ugly Truth About the Girl Next Door podcast

Family-controlled sex trafficking survivor Kait Gannon and licensed clinical social worker Laurie Krull started a podcast together as a last-ditch effort to keep Kait safe. They also sounded an alarm about offenders living in their region of western New York. Kait and Laurie’s unique journey from patient and therapist to hosts of the groundbreaking podcast The Ugly Truth About the… Read More »Episode 39: Talking Family-Controlled Trafficking with the Hosts of The Ugly Truth About the Girl Next Door podcast

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Episode 38: Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Carol’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 part… 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