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


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.