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.