21 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 • 28 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.

    Taking Action along the Highway of Tears with The Moose Hide Campaign

    Taking Action along the Highway of Tears with The Moose Hide Campaign

    In 2011, Raven Lacerte went on a hunting trip with her father near the infamous Highway of Tears, a section of highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, BC, where many Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered. Little did they know this trip would mark the beginning of the Moose Hide Campaign – a grassroots movement focused on ending violence against Indigenous women and children. In this episode, Raven Lacerte and David Stevenson explain what the Moose Hide Campaign is all about and how it has evolved over the years.


    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @WomensCrisisSWR. Learn more at www.sheisyourneighbour.com.

    • 41 min
    The Connection between Addiction and Domestic Violence with Michael Parkinson

    The Connection between Addiction and Domestic Violence with Michael Parkinson

    Michael Parkinson, who works for the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, is an expert on addiction and substance use. In this episode, Michael talks about the connection between addiction and domestic violence, how drugs can be a coping mechanism for survivors, and what we can do to support women in these situations.

     
    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @WomensCrisisSWR.

    • 43 min
    Unpacking Incarceration and Abuse with Jessica Hutchison

    Unpacking Incarceration and Abuse with Jessica Hutchison

    The vast majority of women in prison are survivors of sexual abuse and interpersonal violence. In this episode, we hear from PH.D. candidate, Jessica Hutchison, whose research focuses on the use of strip-searching in women’s prisons. Jessica discusses some of the reasons why survivors of domestic violence go to prison and how their prison experience can cause them to re-live their trauma. 


    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @WomensCrisisSWR. Learn more at www.sheisyourneighbour.com. 

    • 38 min
    A Conversation on Providing Support with Brittlestar

    A Conversation on Providing Support with Brittlestar

    Stewart Reynolds has made a name for himself online as Brittlestar, the internet’s favourite dad. In 2020, he started the Christmas Wish Tree to provide gifts to women and children living in shelters and second stage housing. In this episode, he talks about this initiative and shares how small gestures can make a big difference to those experiencing domestic violence.


    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @WomensCrisisSWR.

    • 33 min
    Using Theatre to Break the Stigma with Kimberlee Walker

    Using Theatre to Break the Stigma with Kimberlee Walker

    Kimberlee Walker is a social worker, actor and a founding member of Theatre of The Beat, a theatre company that works to start conversations around a variety of social issues. In this episode, Kimberlee talks about her experience creating Unmute, a forum theatre production that challenges the way we recognize and respond to instances of domestic violence.  


    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @WomensCrisisSWR. Learn more at www.sheisyourneighbour.com

    • 37 min
    Domestic Violence in the Media with Elizabeth Renzetti

    Domestic Violence in the Media with Elizabeth Renzetti

    Elizabeth Renzetti is a Globe and Mail columnist and feature writer who has covered domestic violence stories for many years. In this episode, Elizabeth speaks about her experience reporting on this taboo subject. She also discusses trauma-informed reporting and how the media can give a voice to survivors of domestic violence.


    Join in the conversation! Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on social media at @WomensCrisisSWR. Learn more at www.sheisyourneighbour.com.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 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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