Conversations with survivors of domestic abuse, hosted by Patrisha McLean
Episode 9: Mia & Jessica
GUESTS: Jess, a nurse, talks about how drugs fueled escalating physical violence.
When Mia was In her early 20s and living in the small Maine town in which we both reside, her boyfriend repeatedly beat her up publicly and no one said a word.
Episode 8: Courtney & Jess
Best Friends Courtney and Jess: It was from admiring Courtney’s retro tattoo on a bench in a district court that I learned we we were both there to support the same friend, trying to get a protection from abuse order. She told me that in a matter of a few months, a man that presented as Prince Charming stripped her of her personality. Here I talk with Courtney and her best friend Jess who both introduced her to this man then helped to pull her out of his trap.
Episode 7: Rhonda & Ashley
GUESTS: Rhonda and Ashley, mother and daughter: Rhonda reached out to me to tell me about the emotional terrorism she underwent in her marriage, and then her daughter hearing of her appearance on my show asked if she could join the conversation. Here, they talk about their different and same perspectives and how the abuse affected the mother/daughter relationship.
Episode 6: Hannah
GUEST: Hannah got pulled into a relationship when she was 30 with someone she knew from high school and it wasn’t long before he trapped through pregnancy, shame, and fear.
Episode 5: Tiffany
Tiffany, from the Portland Maine area, talks about how her first romance with a woman went from exhilarating and liberating to scary, and how police in three departments let her down.
Episode 4: Jackie
Don McLean's Daughter Alleges Mental Abuse by 'American Pie' Singer
“There was a constant state of fear in the house about the slightest thing [that] would make my dad turn into a crazy person,” Jackie McLean says about her famous father.
Read the article in Rolling Stone. https://apple.news/A3VMaHwhdTCmMbF5evftG6Q
More Episodes Please
I totally relate to these women’s gut wenching stories. There are so many similarities between each abuser and hearing their voices helps provides clarity to what these women go through just to survive and protect their families. It is so important for survivors to know that they are not alone. Thank you for giving a voice to these amazingly strong survivors. I really hope there are more episodes coming soon.
These stories are moving. All similar in that power and control was used repeatedly in similarly eerie ways to abuse the survivors!
Great job Patrisha and thanks for helping victims find the courage to speak out with their new found voices!