27 episodes

A podcast that explores the realities and complexities of domestic violence. Each week, we address hard topics like domestic violence and the drug trade, violence against Indigenous women, and more. You will hear real, raw stories from people of all walks of life. Produced by Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

She Is Your Neighbour Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

A podcast that explores the realities and complexities of domestic violence. Each week, we address hard topics like domestic violence and the drug trade, violence against Indigenous women, and more. You will hear real, raw stories from people of all walks of life. Produced by Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

    Experiencing Violence Amidst the Rwandan Genocide with Alpha Nkuranga

    Experiencing Violence Amidst the Rwandan Genocide with Alpha Nkuranga

    Alpha Nkuranga is a Residential Support Worker at Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. In this episode, Alpha talks about experiencing with domestic violence as a child and the violence she endured while living in a Tanzanian refugee camp during the Rwandan genocide. We talk about the journey to her new life in Canada, her upcoming book, and the different support services that Women’s Crisis Services provides to women.
    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @SheIsYourNeighbour and @WomensCrisisSWR.

    • 31 min
    Staying in Shelter as a Teen Mom Sarah Tieleman

    Staying in Shelter as a Teen Mom Sarah Tieleman

    Sarah Tieleman is an entrepreneur and a member of Women’s Crisis Services’ Board of Directors. In this episode, Sarah opens up about her journey as a teen mom experiencing domestic violence. She explains how she stayed at Anselma House in Kitchener and how her journey came full circle 20 years later, when she became a board member of Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. 
    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @SheIsYourNeighbour and @WomensCrisisSWR.

    • 28 min
    Escaping the Abusive Life of a Child Bride with Samra Zafar

    Escaping the Abusive Life of a Child Bride with Samra Zafar

    Samra Zafar is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and mental health advocate. In 2019, Samra released her book “A Good Wife: Escaping the Life I Never Chose”.  In this episode, Samra shares her experience with domestic violence. She talks about the importance of having cultural support from your community and explains why she chose to write her book, A Good Wife.  
    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @SheIsYourNeighbour and @WomensCrisisSWR.

    • 42 min
    Using Music to Heal from Trauma and Abuse with Carlos Morgan

    Using Music to Heal from Trauma and Abuse with Carlos Morgan

    Carlos Morgan is a Canadian Rhythm and Blues singer. He won a juno award in 1997 for his R&B - Soul album called “Feeling Alright”. In this episode, Carlos talks about experiencing domestic violence as a child and the impact this had on his life and future relationships. He also explains about how his music has been an outlet for him to heal from trauma.  
    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @SheIsYourNeighbour and @WomensCrisisSWR.

    • 30 min
    A Story of Mental Health and Coercive Control with Cheryl Haskett

    A Story of Mental Health and Coercive Control with Cheryl Haskett

    Cheryl Haskett is an entrepreneur, who runs her goat milk ice cream company, Udderly Ridiculous, from her family’s farm in Bright, Ontario. In this episode, Cheryl talks about her previous abusive marriage and how this led her to stay in a women’s shelter in Barrie, Ontario with her two young children. We talk about the services that she was able to access while in shelter and how she uses her business, Udderly Ridiculous, to give back to organizations that support women.   
    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @SheIsYourNeighbour and @WomensCrisisSWR.

    • 36 min
    Sharing a Secret History of Trauma with Anna Maria Tremonti

    Sharing a Secret History of Trauma with Anna Maria Tremonti

    Anna Maria Tremonti is a Canadian journalist who is well known for her hard-hitting work with CBC. In the winter of 2022, Anna Maria opened up about her experience with domestic violence, a secret she had been keeping for 40 years. In this episode, Anna Maria shares her experience dealing with the long tail of domestic violence. She talks about the shame that survivors feel and explains why she chose to share her story on her podcast, Welcome to Paradise. 
     
    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @SheIsYourNeighbour and @WomensCrisisSWR.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

emmaliee ,

A must listen!

This podcast is a must listen - eye opening, engaging, and educational - and I look forward to each new episode. Jenna is a fantastic host and excellent at guiding the conversation and discussion. Thank you to the survivors who have shared their stories and are helping to shine a light on ending domestic violence in our communities.

danielledamico ,

100000/10!!

This podcast is so educational, inspiring, and eye-opening. It’s a must-listen for me every week and something that I look forward to a lot. Jenna asks such important questions and guides the show in a way that is supportive and compassionate, but also informative and enlightening. Such an important step on the road to ending domestic violence!

katiecart ,

Amazing podcast with an amazing host!

This podcast is shedding light on a subject that is often not discussed. By hearing these stories from survivors of domestic violence this allows us get a greater understanding of how complex and diverse these situations can be. Jenna does a fantastic job of asking difficult questions in the most respectful way! This is a must listen to podcast and I can’t wait to hear future episodes.

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