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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.

Let’s Talk About It 12/11/20: Domestic abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa

Key Discussion Points:
Mental Illness
Family Court part of the problem
Leniency for Perpetrators

Guest: Hannah/Survivor

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 11/13/20: Domestic abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean

-DV and children
-DV and courts
-Trapped in DV

Guest: Amanda Fitzsimmons, survivor

This episode is sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Intro and exit music is the song “Just A Bully” by Nora Willhauer and part of the documentary songwriter project: Bearing Witness Through Music

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.

9/11/20 Let’s Talk About It: Nicky and Kathi

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean

Nicky and Kathi, best friends forever and co-owners of a house cleaning business, discuss how they each were lured and trapped into dangerous relationships with sociopaths masquerading as lovers, and how they helped each other escape.

This episode is sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Intro and exit music is the song “Just A Bully” by Nora Willhauer and part of the documentary songwriter project: Bearing Witness Through Music

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.

7/28/20 Let’s Talk About It: Domestic Abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean

A conversation with mother and daughter Rhonda and Ashley about 20 years of abuse in Rhonda’s marriage and how this affected and still does affect both of them and others in the family. Music by Nora Willauer

Key Discussion Points:
How the children feel the abuse
Silence by community and family
Guilt

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and human rights activist based in Camden Maine. She specializes in ending the stigma and shame for human struggles including homelessness and drug addiction.

In 2019, her multi-media exhibit featuring the faces and voices of Maine Survivors of domestic abuse toured the state including three months at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Augusta. She has presented her project and her own story of entrapment and freedom to groups ranging from high school and university students to women prisoners. Patrisha is president of the non-profit organization Finding Our Voices which is committed to breaking the silence of intimate partner abuse conversation by conversation, through bold, creative, community projects.

7/21/20 Let’s Talk About It: Emotional Abuse & Let’s Talk About It on tour

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean

Emotional Abuse, with guests Molly, Lindsay and Carissa. When there are no bruises it is harder to see, but feels just as bad and sometimes worse. Second part is the Voices of four women on our touring “Let’s Talk About It” banners: Melanie Leo-Daigle, Meg Barclay, Maegan Graslie and Mary Lou Smith. Song Just a Bully by Nora Willhauer.

Topics of discussion include:
Emotional Abuse
Red Flags
Control

Guests:Carisa Carney, Lindsay O’Brien, Molly Eddy

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and human rights activist based in Camden Maine. She specializes in ending the stigma and shame for human struggles including homelessness and drug addiction.

In 2019, her multi-media exhibit featuring the faces and voices of Maine Survivors of domestic abuse toured the state including three months at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Augusta. She has presented her project and her own story of entrapment and freedom to groups ranging from high school and university students to women prisoners. Patrisha is president of the non-profit organization Finding Our Voices which is committed to breaking the silence of intimate partner abuse conversation by conversation, through bold, creative, community projects.

7/14/20 Let’s Talk About It: Domestic Abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean

-Physical abuse
-Emotional abuse
-Sexual abuse

Guests:
All of these guests are Survivor/Participants of Finding Our Voices
Jeannine Oren
Amber Hatch
Olivia Chilles
Patrisha McLean
Milli
Autumn Saldena
Bekah Martinez
Judy Godwin
Betsy Thurston

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and human rights activist based in Camden Maine. She specializes in ending the stigma and shame for human struggles including homelessness and drug addiction.

In 2019, her multi-media exhibit featuring the faces and voices of Maine Survivors of domestic abuse toured the state including three months at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Augusta. She has presented her project and her own story of entrapment and freedom to groups ranging from high school and university students to women prisoners. Patrisha is president of the non-profit organization Finding Our Voices which is committed to breaking the silence of intimate partner abuse conversation by conversation, through bold, creative, community projects.

7/7/20 Let’s Talk About It: Domestic Abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean

Key Discussion Points:
a) The silence of family
b) How friends can help
c) Link between drugs and domestic abuse

Guests:

Jessica Scata, DV survivor
Sicily Siracusa, DV survivor

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is an award-winning photojournalist and human rights activist based in Camden Maine. She specializes in ending the stigma and shame for human struggles including homelessness and drug addiction.

In 2019, her multi-media exhibit featuring the faces and voices of Maine Survivors of domestic abuse toured the state including three months at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Augusta. She has presented her project and her own story of entrapment and freedom to groups ranging from high school and university students to women prisoners. Patrisha is president of the non-profit organization Finding Our Voices which is committed to breaking the silence of intimate partner abuse conversation by conversation, through bold, creative, community projects.