Let’s Talk About It 10/8/21: Mother/Daughter Talk About Abuse by Husband/Father

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa
Music: Roan Yellowthorn of Blue Elan Records

In this rerun from 2020, mother and daughter Rhonda and Ashley talk about how they were controlled and torrmented by the same man in similar and different ways and how they have healed their own relationship

-Coercive Control
-Child Abuse
-Financial abuse

About the host:

Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based, survivor-powered non-profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse.

Let’s Talk About It 9/10/21: Domestic abuse by a police officer

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa
Music: Roan Yellowthorn of Blue Elan Records

-Weaponizing of children
-Police cover-up for one of their own
-Financial abuse

Guest: Amy Burns talks with Patrisha about how she thought he would protect her because he was a police officer but ended up terrorizing her and her son, and how reporting his abuse to the Maine State Police resulted once again in our state in no accountabilty, no justice.

About the host:

Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based, survivor-powered non-profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse community by community all across Maine.

Let’s Talk About It 8/13/21: Same Sex Domestic Abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa

-Weaponizing children
-Dysfunctional Court system
-Abuse specific to same sex relationship

Guest: Tiffany Engelhardt

About the host:

Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based non-profit organization marshaling survivor voices and community creativity to break the silence of domestic abuse.

Let’s Talk About It 7/9/21: Extreme Isolation

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa
Music: Roan Yellowthorn of Blue Elan Records

-Terrorizing
-Isolation
-Incompetence of District Attorney

Guests: Illustrator Rebekah Lowell talking about how her husband virtually kidnapped her and her two daughters, keeping them confined and isolated for years.

About the host:

Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based non-profit organization marshaling survivor voices and community creativity to break the silence of domestic abuse.

Let’s Talk About It 6/11/21: Parental Abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa

-Angry and Controlling fathers
-Mothers as enablers and victims
-Healing through love

Guests: Elizabeth Garber and Sue Garrett with readings by poets Linda Buckmaster, Ellen Sander, Marjorie Arnett, Kathleen Robinson and Karin Spitfire

About the host:

Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based non-profit organization marshaling survivor voices and community creativity to help girls and women avoid, recognize, safely leave and heal from dangerous relationships.

Let’s Talk About It 5/14/21: Domestic Abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa

Police response to the criminal cruelty by husbands and boyfriends is the theme of today’s episode with guests Hannah, Mandy, Sarah and Lori. Music is by Roan Yellowhorn AKA Jackie McLean Strack, my daughter, of Blue Elan Records.

-Police reponse to DV
-Lax sentencing
-Mental illness

Guests: Hannah, Mandy, Lori and Sarah/Survivors

About the host:

Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based non-profit organization marshaling survivor voices and community creativity to help girls and women avoid, recognize, safely leave and heal from dangerous relationships.

Let’s Talk About It 3/12/21: Domestic abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa

-Financial abuse
-Coercive Control
-Parental Abuse

Guests: Dr. Kerry Roarke, Elizabeth Garber

About the host:

Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based non-profit organization marshaling survivor voices and community creativity to help girls and women avoid, recognize, safely leave and heal from dangerous relationships.

Let’s Talk About It 2/12/21: Domestic Abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa

-How children are affected
-Breaking the cycle
-Getting free

Guest: Jackie McLean Strack, the host’s daughter

About the host:

Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based non-profit organization marshaling survivor voices and community creativity to help girls and women avoid, recognize, safely leave and heal from dangerous relationships.