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What happens after the experiences of true crime survivors have been shared with the world? Does the media truly capture all it entails to survive such tragedy in the public eye? What comes after the convictions are in, the cameras stop rolling, and the court of public opinion has spoken? Can sharing our stories lead to justice, and is there ever really justice?

These questions and many more are discussed on the new true crime docuseries podcast brought to you by Broken Cycle Media (https://www.brokencyclemedia.com/) .

What Came Next (http://www.instagram.com/whatcamenext_podcast) is co-created and produced by Something Was Wrong (http://www.somethingwaswrong.com) ’s Tiffany Reese and host, award-winning writer, victim advocate and true crime survivor Amy B. Chesler (http://www.amybchesler.com) .

On What Came Next (http://www.instagram.com/whatcamenext_podcast) , you’ll hear firsthand accounts from those impacted, with behind the scenes insights about what came next for survivors after their stories were shared with the world, and how the media impacts crime victims and their loved ones.

What Came Next Broken Cycle Media

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What happens after the experiences of true crime survivors have been shared with the world? Does the media truly capture all it entails to survive such tragedy in the public eye? What comes after the convictions are in, the cameras stop rolling, and the court of public opinion has spoken? Can sharing our stories lead to justice, and is there ever really justice?

These questions and many more are discussed on the new true crime docuseries podcast brought to you by Broken Cycle Media (https://www.brokencyclemedia.com/) .

What Came Next (http://www.instagram.com/whatcamenext_podcast) is co-created and produced by Something Was Wrong (http://www.somethingwaswrong.com) ’s Tiffany Reese and host, award-winning writer, victim advocate and true crime survivor Amy B. Chesler (http://www.amybchesler.com) .

On What Came Next (http://www.instagram.com/whatcamenext_podcast) , you’ll hear firsthand accounts from those impacted, with behind the scenes insights about what came next for survivors after their stories were shared with the world, and how the media impacts crime victims and their loved ones.

    [Seth Gehle] It's Not A Sad Story // Part 2

    [Seth Gehle] It's Not A Sad Story // Part 2

    Content Warning: physical, emotional, and mental abuse, addiction disorder, substance abuse, substance use disorder, rape, statutory rape, child abuse, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, extrafamilial child sexual abuse, serial sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, and suicide.

    As shared in Part 1 of his story, Seth Gehle is a father, veteran, speaker, and victim advocate from Ohio. Seth faced ongoing sexual abuse in his youth, and recently began to share about his experiences and all that came next legally and personally. Seth’s mission is to use his story to bring awareness to society and offer hope to other survivors, and we are so grateful he is here to do so with us, especially considering April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

    Resources:

    If you suspect someone in your life has been sexually assaulted or abused, please contact your nearest law enforcement office or the National Sexual Assault Hotline:
    https://www.rainn.org/resources

    For more resources and a list of non-profit organizations that can help, please visit:
    http://www.somethingwaswrong.com/resources

    Sources:

    Seth Interviews the Officer that Helped Him:
    https://youtu.be/zdjTTvBb2rY?si=ClzXV3-VCtS61Ewy

    Child Sexual Abuse/Violence Prevention:
    https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childsexualabuse/fastfact.html




    The incidence and prevalence of intrafamilial and extrafamilial sexual abuse of female children: A Study

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6605793/

    Characteristics of Extrafamilial & Intrafamilail Child Sexual Abuse: A Study
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9777261/

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    • 30 min
    [Seth Gehle] I Could Never Escape // Part 1

    [Seth Gehle] I Could Never Escape // Part 1

    Content Warning: physical, emotional, and mental abuse, addiction disorder, substance abuse, substance use disorder, rape, statutory rape, child abuse, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, extrafamilial child sexual abuse, serial sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, and suicide.

    Seth Gehle is a father, veteran, speaker, and victim advocate from Ohio. Seth faced ongoing sexual abuse in his youth, and recently began to share about his experiences and all that came next legally and personally. Seth’s mission is to use his story to bring awareness to society and offer hope to other survivors, and we are so grateful he is here to do so with us, especially considering April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

    Resources:

    National Sexual Assault Hotline:
    https://www.rainn.org/resources

    For more resources and a list of non-profit organizations that can help, please visit:
    http://www.somethingwaswrong.com/resources

    Sources:

    Seth Interviews the Officer that Helped Him:
    https://youtu.be/zdjTTvBb2rY?si=ClzXV3-VCtS61Ewy

    • 24 min
    [Alexis Garcia] Brought to Light

    [Alexis Garcia] Brought to Light

    Content Warning: gun violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, intrafamilial child sexual abuse, abduction, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, suicidal ideation, and suicide.

    Alexis Garcia is a mother, survivor, and victim advocate from Chicago. This is the first time she has ever shared on a public platform about the abuse she faced when she was a child. Her healing journey was extensive and seemingly never-ending, as she was often met with disbelief. However, after years, she was able to see her abuser put behind bars. Still, her healing and advocacy continues as she works to break cycles in her own family. Alexis’s courage and strength amidst all that came next for her are a true example of the power of resilience.

    Resources:

    Something Was Wrong Resources

    National Sexual Assault Hotline

    Coping with the Shock of Intrafamilial Abuse

    Preventive Measures Against Intrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse

    Sources:




    Characteristics of intrafamilial and extrafamilial child sexual abuse


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    • 42 min
    [Danielle Leukam] Four Pounds of Pressure // Part 2

    [Danielle Leukam] Four Pounds of Pressure // Part 2

    Content Warning: stalking, assault, sexual assault, serial sexual assault, rape, serial rape, abduction, kidnapping, home invasion, armed assault, gun violence, and criminal threats.

    As shared in Part 1 of her story, Danielle Leukam is a mother, nurse, author, survivor, speaker, and victim advocate from Minnesota. In November of 2018 her entire life changed forever after becoming a victim of home invasion and sexual assault. The journey to find and convict her rapist was long and arduous, but Danielle leaned on the community and professionals around her to prevail. She continues to share all that comes next in her journey and fight for justice in hopes of bringing awareness and inspiring other survivors.

    Danielle's website
    https://www.danielleleukam.com/

    Danielle's Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/danielleleukam/

    Danielle's Amazon Author page

    WISH: We Inspire Survivor Healing
    https://www.weinspiresurvivorhealing.com/

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    For a list of related non-profit organizations and resources, please visit somethingwaswrong.com/resources

    • 40 min
    [Danielle Leukam] The Last Straw // Part 1

    [Danielle Leukam] The Last Straw // Part 1

    Content Warning: stalking, assault, sexual assault, serial sexual assault, serial rape, abduction, kidnapping, home invasion, armed assault, gun violence, and criminal threats.

    Danielle Leukam is a mother, nurse, author, survivor, speaker, and victim advocate from Minnesota. In November of 2018 her entire life changed forever after becoming a victim of home invasion and sexual assault. The journey to find and convict her rapist was long and arduous, but Danielle leaned on the community and professionals around her to prevail. She continues to share all that comes next in her journey and fight for justice in hopes of bringing awareness and inspiring other survivors.

    Danielle's website
    https://www.danielleleukam.com/

    Danielle's Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/danielleleukam/

    Danielle's Amazon Author page

    For a list of related non-profit organizations and resources, please visit somethingwaswrong.com/resources

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    • 37 min
    [Donna Hayes] Never Wear The Cloak of Shame // Part 2

    [Donna Hayes] Never Wear The Cloak of Shame // Part 2

    *Content warning: suicidal ideation, love fraud, financial fraud, domestic violence, physical abuse, and stalking.

    As shared in Part One of Donna Hayes story, Donna is a mother, actress, singer, businesswoman, & author. Donna shares her experiences of domestic violence, divorce, and the various events that she believes led her to be a victim of love and financial fraud. The Broken Cycle Media team is grateful that Donna was willing to share all that came next for her amidst her legal battle, as well as her journey sharing via cabaret show, book, podcast, television, and more.

    Donna’s Websites
    Donna-Hayes.com
    Distinguishedcoaching.com

    Donna’s Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/iamdonna_hayes/

    Donna’s Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/donna.hayes.925

    These Broken Roads: Scammed & Vindicated, One Woman’s Story
    https://amzn.to/3IfQJ2x

    Gotham Writing Classes
    https://www.writingclasses.com/

    Sibylline Press
    https://sibyllinepress.com/donna-marie-hayes/

    New FTC Data Shows Consumers Reported Losing Nearly 8.8 Billion in 2022 Scams
    https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2023/02/new-ftc-data-show-consumers-reported-losing-nearly-88-billion-scams-2022

    Bureau of Justice Statistics on Financial Fraud
    https://bjs.ojp.gov/taxonomy/term/financial-fraud

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    • 39 min

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