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The Keepers

Season 3 Episode 7: 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 »Season 3 Episode 7: The Brave Women Behind The Keepers

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Season 3 Episode 6: Sarah Klein, Attorney & Former elite gymnast, Advocates for Survivors and Fights for Kids

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 »Season 3 Episode 6: Sarah Klein, Attorney & Former elite gymnast, Advocates for Survivors and Fights for Kids

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

Season 3 Episode 5: Stephen Mills Author of CHOSEN

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 »Season 3 Episode 5: Stephen Mills Author of CHOSEN

Truth and Consequences Donna Palomba

Season 3 Episode 4: Donna Palomba: Victimized and Vindicated

Donna Palomba is a nationally-recognized speaker, author, and advocate for survivors of sexual crimes whose story was recently featured in a special 2-hour episode of Dateline. Following a harrowing home invasion and assault in 1993, Donna faced further victimization when the police department mishandled her case, after which she set about to change to both police policy and Connecticut state… Read More »Season 3 Episode 4: Donna Palomba: Victimized and Vindicated

Chandra Moyer Truth and Consequences Podcast

Season 3 Episode 3: 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 »Season 3 Episode 3: Chandra Moyer on Flashbacks, Fragments & Facing Trauma

Kevin Hines Truth and Consequences Podcast

Season 3 Episode 2: Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines tells the story of his attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at age 19, informs us about suicidal ideation, suicide prevention, and the joys and challenges of advocacy work, and we share grief and loving memories over our mutual friend, the late Jeremy Richman, Ph.D.  Read More »Season 3 Episode 2: Kevin Hines

Maddie Morris with BBC Radio 2 Young folk award on Truth and Consequences podcast

Season 3 Episode 1: Maddie & Me

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… Read More »Season 3 Episode 1: Maddie & Me

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Season 2 Episode 11: An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

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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 »Season 2 Episode 11: An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

Jen Elizabeth

Season 2 Episode 10: Beneath the Surface of Sobriety Lies Trauma

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 »Season 2 Episode 10: Beneath the Surface of Sobriety Lies Trauma

Miranda Pacchiana Truth and Consequences Podcast

Season 2 Episode 9: Moment of Truth

It’s just me, Miranda, in the first episode since filing a sexual assault lawsuit. I talk about what’s happened in my life since and 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 website,… Read More »Season 2 Episode 9: Moment of Truth

Truth and Consequences Taking Action After Tragedy and Trauma

Season 2 Episode 8: Honor with Action

Po Murray, Chair of the grassroots Newtown Action Alliance, is a friend and personal hero. She explains her grassroots group’s efforts to stem gun violence through legislation and cultural change. We talk about activism as a means of addressing the personal effects of trauma, and the widespread effects of gun violence on all Americans. Show Notes Visit the Newtown Action… Read More »Season 2 Episode 8: Honor with Action

Barbara Heffernan EMDR: What it is and How it Works

Season 2 Episode 7: EMDR – What it is and How it Works

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 »Season 2 Episode 7: EMDR – What it is and How it Works

Bikers Against Child Abuse Truth and Consequences BACA

Season 2 Episode 5: Bikers Against Child Abuse

My guests Irish and Kenaz describe their work as volunteer members of Bikers Against Child Abuse or BACA. The group’s mission is to create a safer environment for abused children. They do this by working in conjunction with local and state officials when it has been determined that the child is frightened by their environment and could benefit from BACA’s… Read More »Season 2 Episode 5: Bikers Against Child Abuse

Carole Hodson - The Nervous System Keeps the Score

Season 2 Episode 4: The Nervous System Keeps the Score

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 carol@hodsons.me Video: What Israeli Schoolchildren Sing to Deal With Rockets https://youtu.be/1LG2Qkcn7iM Find the Truth & Consequences… Read More »Season 2 Episode 4: The Nervous System Keeps the Score