5 episodes

Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
Silent Waves tells one true story led by 25-year-old Raquel O'Brien, as she attempts to liberate herself from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and a father with a dark secret.
To do so, she has raw, honest and open conversations with her family about the cataclysmic circumstances of their story for the first time... and all on tape.

Silent Waves Casefile Presents

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 164 Ratings

Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
Silent Waves tells one true story led by 25-year-old Raquel O'Brien, as she attempts to liberate herself from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and a father with a dark secret.
To do so, she has raw, honest and open conversations with her family about the cataclysmic circumstances of their story for the first time... and all on tape.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

mschmelzenbach ,

Beautiful and Heartbreaking

This podcast is incredible. For Raquel to put herself, her family and their traumas out into the world takes so much courage!!! Sadly, her story isn’t unique to her; however by sharing it she will empower others with similar trauma to seek treatment and tell their own stories.

The podcast is also has top notch production quality, as does everything Casefile publishes.

I wish only the best for Raquel and her family, they deserve to have lives of peace and tranquillity!

Suppercatscratch747 ,

Absolutely Brilliant

Sorry for the length of my review but I really wanted to share my experience. As a survivor of family sexual abuse by a cousin our stories are very similar. The abuse started when I was 11 and continued until I was 15. There is way more to the story including an older brother but Raquel and her expert contributors shared much of what I went through. I’m 48 and have been struggling with PTSD for decades. I am so grateful for this Podcast because family sexual abuse is so prevalent and has continued since the beginning of the human race. I’m also a social worker and worked for Child Protective Services as well as with sex offenders in a prison treatment program so I fully understand how imperative it is that all people need to know the facts and consequences. Otherwise, this will never stop and this heinous cycle will continue to wreak havoc in the lives of everyone who is connected. 93% of juvenile victims knew the perpetrator and yet the public is not informed. Fear of, “the white van” persists.

Thank you Raquel

Anggaff ,

A 5-Star Show

Poignant, emotional, and well-produced. Raquel’s bravery, story telling, and honest familial conversations portray a darker side of family dynamics that are not talked about enough. Her bravery and humanity is compelling. I look forward to future episodes.

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