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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.

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.