Let’s Talk About It 6/14/24: A man talks about abuse by a woman

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Production Assistance:
Tammy Oropesa
Music:
Jackie Lee McLean

Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

The Power and Control Wheel, the specific challenges of being a man abused by a woman, the similarities of men being abused by women and women being abused by men.

Guest:
Anonymous

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grass roots survivor-powered non profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time all across Maine.

Let’s Talk About It 5/10/24

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Production Assistance:
Tammy Oropesa
Music:
Jackie Lee McLean

Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Jolene Miles of Lewiston talks about how Maine’s courts and police enabled her dangerous ex, putting herself, her children, her pets, the general public and also the police at risk.

Guest:
Jolene Miles

Topics include:
The dereliction of the courts when it comes to DV.
How police fail victims of domestic abuse.
How perpetrator rights trump those of the victim in Maine.

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grass roots survivor-powered non profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time all across Maine.

Let’s Talk About It 4/12/24

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Production Assistance:
Tammy Oropesa
Music:
Jackie Lee McLean

Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Guest:
“Bethany”

Topics include:
PFA violations being ignored
DA Dismissals of DV over and over again
Children traumatized by DV

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grass roots survivor-powered non profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time all across Maine.

Let’s Talk About It 3/8/24

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Production Assistance:
Tammy Oropesa
Music:
Jackie Lee McLean

Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Guest:
Amy Judkins talking about how DHHS prioritized custody of her granddaughter to a domestic violence felon.

Topics include: 

Maine officials emboldening domestic abusers.
No accountability for Maine domestic abusers.
Domestic abuser rights trumping the safety of children.

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grass roots survivor-powered non profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time all across Maine.

Let’s Talk About It 12/8/23: Holidays with Abuse

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Production Assistance:
Tammy Oropesa
Music:
Jackie Lee McLean

Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Guests:
Gina Dobson, Sarah Graham, Jennifer Greensmith, Tiffany Pacin, Mary Kamradt, and Jolene Iannotti.

Topics include: 
How domestic abuse is worse during the holidays, road rage, when there is no joy for children due to the abuse.

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grass roots survivor-powered non profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time all across Maine.

Let’s Talk About It 11/10/23: Man Growing Up With a Violent Father

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Production Assistance:
Tammy Oropesa
Music:
Jackie Lee McLean

Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Guests:
Commissioner of Corrections, Randall Liberty

Topics include: 
How growing up with a violent father impacts boys and men.

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grass roots survivor-powered non profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time all across Maine.

Let’s Talk About It 10/13/23: Two-Parter On Military, LBGTQ Situations

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Production Assistance:
Tammy Oropesa
Music:
Jackie Lee McLean

Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Guests:
Ashley and Dezarae

Topics include: 
How the military turned a partner mean, same-sex abuse, emotional abuse, impact on children.

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grass roots survivor-powered non profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time all across Maine.

Let’s Talk About It 9/8/23: Yes it DOES Happen in Expensive Homes, Too

Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean
Production assistance:
Tammy Oropesa
Music:
Jackie Lee McLean

Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Guests:
Anonymous

Topics include: 
Domestic abuse crosses into every socioeconomic strata, child abuse, how domestic abuse impacts family members, the complicity of silent friends.

About the host:
Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grass roots survivor-powered non profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse one conversation and community at a time all across Maine.