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Bringing up domestic violence and sexual assault in conversation usually leads to awkward silence – but not here. Hosts Ally, Shawn, and Amanda are on a mission to spark dialogue and change culture. Each episode will explore topics that affect violence, gender roles, and social norms in America.

Bringing up domestic violence and sexual assault in conversation usually leads to awkward silence – but not here. Hosts Ally, Shawn, and Amanda are on a mission to spark dialogue and change culture. Each episode will explore topics that affect violence, gender roles, and social norms in America.

Location:

United States

Description:

Bringing up domestic violence and sexual assault in conversation usually leads to awkward silence – but not here. Hosts Ally, Shawn, and Amanda are on a mission to spark dialogue and change culture. Each episode will explore topics that affect violence, gender roles, and social norms in America.

Language:

English


Episodes

Melva's Story ft. Melva LaJoy Legrand

5/13/2022
Melva LaJoy Legrand joins us this week to share her story, how her healing journey started, shares what helped her along the way, as well as gives our listeners tips on what we can do to help those in our lives. For more information on Melva, please head to her Instagram or her website: https://www.lajoyplans.com/! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to...

Duration:00:30:23

Assertiveness and Setting Boundaries Ft. Cara Tuttle Bell

4/29/2022
We all know it is important to set boundaries but sometimes it can be difficult. This week we sit down with the Director of Project Safe at Vanderbilt to discuss assertiveness and how we can use it to help start to set boundaries. For more on Cara and her books, find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or on her website at Caratuttlebell.com! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback...

Duration:00:46:36

What is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) ft Brooke Gomez and Lindsey Bulgrien

4/8/2022
Sexual assault nurse examiners, or SANEs, are vital in helping victims of sexual assault. This week, we sit down with Brooke Gomez and SANE Lindsey Bulgrien to discuss what SANE's are, why they are important, and how to become one. For more information on how to become a SANE, check out forensicnurses.org! For more about the Sexual Assault Center of Saginaw, find them on Facebook and Instagram. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and...

Duration:00:43:09

5 Steps to Empathy ft Rob Volpe

3/25/2022
Most of us want to be kind and respectful of others, yet one-third of us admit we have a hard time seeing another's point of view. How can we learn to do that? Well this week we sat down with Rob Volpe, CEO of Ignite 360 and author of "Let's Talk About That: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time", to discuss empathy, what it is, and how we can start to work out our empathy muscles! For more information on Rob visit his website www.ignite-360.com, or follow him on Facebook,...

Duration:00:43:06

Let's Talk About Grief ft. Good Grief, Jessi

3/11/2022
Conversations on grief can be difficult, so we brought in Grief Connoisseur, Jessi Lestelle of Good Grief, Jessi LLC to share her expertise! Join us as we laugh and cry discussing grief and healing! To follow Jessi and listen to her podcast, check out her website, Goodgriefjessi.com, and find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to...

Duration:00:49:14

"Don't Say Gay" and It's Impacts on LGBTQIA+ Youth ft. Scott Ellis and Jay Kaplan

2/25/2022
Florida is, along with many other states in the US, working on implementing a bill that would harm LGBTQIA+ youth. This week we sat down with Executive Director of Great Lakes Bay Pride, Scott Ellis, and Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Michigan LGBTQ Project, Jay Kaplan, to discuss what this bill is and what are some of the potential impacts of the bill. For information on the ACLU of Michigan head here and their Facebook can be found @ACLUofMichigan. For information on Great Lakes Bay...

Duration:00:43:33

Impacts of Teen Dating Violence ft. Lauren Pauwels

2/11/2022
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! This week our hosts sit down with Lauren Pauwels, a child therapist, to discuss the impacts of teen dating violence and what steps we can take to help mitigate its effects. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at...

Duration:00:31:29

What is it Like Working in Prevention?

1/28/2022
A barrier to doing prevention is often that people don't fully understand what prevention can look like as a preventionist. This week we are back the Tim Mousseau to discuss what prevention looks on a personal level and we share some tips on things we wish new before doing prevention work. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone you...

Duration:00:39:44

Violence Prevention and the Free Methodist Way ft. Jason Evans

1/21/2022
Shawn, had the opportunity to sit down with Reverend Jason Evans from Saginaw First Free Methodist Church to discuss violence prevention and how those of the Free Methodist faith can use its teachings to help building safer and stronger communities and relationships. You can find Jason and his church here on Facebook, and Twitter. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to...

Duration:00:52:43

Engaging Men In Sexual Violence Prevention ft. Tim Mousseau

1/14/2022
Sexual Violence Prevention has long been viewed as a woman's issue. That is changing yet it is still a challenge to engage men in prevention work. This episode we sit down with Tim Mousseau to discuss what barriers there are to engaging men and how we can work toward breaking those barriers. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone...

Duration:00:55:06

From Pain to Purpose: Renee's Story ft. Renee Courier Aumock

12/10/2021
This week we sit down with Renee Courier Aumock, a survivor and advocate, to discuss her story! We dive into her experiences, her healing journey, and what helped her reach where she is now! The book her story is included in "She Wins 2" can be purchased here. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone you know wants assistance please...

Duration:01:00:04

"Living in Silence": Cindy's Story ft. Cindy Arevalo

11/26/2021
Cindy Arevalo is a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of one of her teachers. She recently released her book "Living in Silence: Finding My Voice, Claiming My Freedom" to break the silence she ones lived in. In breaking the silence, Cindy tells how she found her voice and claimed her freedom, inviting others to do the same and take back control of the life they thought they could never get back. This episode discusses her book as well as things that we can all do to better aid survivors...

Duration:00:32:07

The Importance of Language

11/12/2021
Sometimes we don't always use the right language or know what words to use. This week our hosts discuss why the words we use are important and what we can do when we inevitably use the wrong ones. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit...

Duration:00:28:03

Tools to Understand Abuse

10/15/2021
Abuse can a difficult thing to understand, especially for people who haven't experienced it. This week we dive into a discussion on that theories are available to help people understand abuse and what their strengths and weaknesses are. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline...

Duration:00:41:32

Domestic Violence 101

10/1/2021
With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we felt it was time to revisit the basics of domestic violence! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c)...

Duration:00:43:28

"Tulips" and Domestic Violence in Men ft. Michael Beakhouse

9/17/2021
Conversations around domestic violence are often framed with men as the perpetrators but that isn't always the case. This week we sat down with Michael Beakhouse to discuss his audio drama "Tulips" that challenges audience stereotypes when it comes to domestic violence. Find "Tulips" the audio drama here: bit.ly/Tulipsdrama And be sure to follow Michael on Facebook and Twitter at @tulipstheplay! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and...

Duration:00:48:20

John's Story and Male Victimization

9/3/2021
Sexual assault is often framed as happening only to women, which couldn't be farther from the truth. This week we are joined but John Krotec as he shares his story of victimization, his journey toward healing, and we discuss how "traditional masculinity" plays a barrier role in healing for male victims. For more information on John and the amazing work that he is doing, head to JohnTKrotec.com. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and...

Duration:00:56:15

The Intersection of Disability and Domestic and Sexual Violence

8/20/2021
Domestic and sexual violence impact everyone but certain things about us can create different and unique vulnerabilities to it. This week, our hosts discuss disability and how disabilities add unique challenges to those experiencing domestic or sexual violence. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone you know wants assistance please...

Duration:00:36:06

Women In Sports

8/6/2021
With the Olympics coming to a close, our hosts tackle to topic of women in sports, how they are represented, discussed, and treated simply for being women in sports. Find the Respect Her Game report we mention this week HERE. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com. If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Sexual Assault...

Duration:00:39:25

Healing Sexual Trauma ft. Susan Bratton

7/23/2021
In some form or fashion, sexual trauma might be a part of many of our lives. Healing that sexual trauma can be difficult but not impossible. Susan Bratton shares with us this week, a view point on healing sexual trauma that many might find useful! Links to resources: Soul Mate Embrace Magic Pill Method Sexual Soulmate Pact Find Susan on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on Susan work, head to her website: https://susanbratton.com/ Stay up to date with our...

Duration:00:51:53