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Bringing up domestic violence and sexual assault in conversation usually leads to awkward silence – but not here. Hosts Ally, Shawn, and Amanda are on a mission to spark dialogue and change culture. Each episode will explore topics that affect violence, gender roles, and social norms in America.
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Abuse can a difficult thing to understand, especially for people who haven't experienced it. This week we dive into a discussion on that theories are available to help people understand abuse and what their strengths and weaknesses are. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Domestic Violence 101

Domestic Violence 101

2021-10-0143:28

With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we felt it was time to revisit the basics of domestic violence! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Conversations around domestic violence are often framed with men as the perpetrators but that isn't always the case. This week we sat down with Michael Beakhouse to discuss his audio drama "Tulips" that challenges audience stereotypes when it comes to domestic violence.Find "Tulips" the audio drama here: bit.ly/TulipsdramaAnd be sure to follow Michael on Facebook and Twitter at @tulipstheplay! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Sexual assault is often framed as happening only to women, which couldn't be farther from the truth. This week we are joined but John Krotec as he shares his story of victimization, his journey toward healing, and we discuss how "traditional masculinity" plays a barrier role in healing for male victims. For more information on John and the amazing work that he is doing, head to JohnTKrotec.com.Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Sexual Assault Helpline at 1-800-656-4673 or RAINN.orgMusic credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Domestic and sexual violence impact everyone but certain things about us can create different and unique vulnerabilities to it. This week, our hosts discuss disability and how disabilities add unique challenges to those experiencing domestic or sexual violence. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Women In Sports

Women In Sports

2021-08-0639:25

With the Olympics coming to a close, our hosts tackle to topic of women in sports, how they are represented, discussed, and treated simply for being women in sports. Find the Respect Her Game report we mention this week HERE.Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Sexual Assault Helpline at 1-800-656-4673 or RAINN.orgMusic credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
In some form or fashion, sexual trauma might be a part of many of our lives. Healing that sexual trauma can be difficult but not impossible. Susan Bratton shares with us this week, a view point on healing sexual trauma that many might find useful!Links to resources: Soul Mate Embrace Magic Pill MethodSexual Soulmate PactFind Susan on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on Susan work, head to her website: https://susanbratton.com/ Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Sexual Assault Helpline at 1-800-656-4673 or RAINN.orgMusic credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Often when we discuss sexual trauma, we focus on trauma stemming from an assault. Yet sexual trauma can exist in all of us! Today we are joined by intimacy expert Susan Bratton to discuss the different kinds of sexual trauma and how these can impact our sex lives. Find Susan on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on Susan work, head to her website: https://susanbratton.com/ Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Fiction gives us the ability to gain understandings of things we may not have experienced or help those who have have discussions about them. This week we sit down with Reyna Marder Gentin, a retired appellate attorney turned author, to discuss how her fictional writing helps readers gain a real world understanding of the issues her stories discuss and how we can work toward creating a society where everyone, including perpetrators of crime, can contribute. Find Reyna on Facebook at www.facebook.com/reynamardergentin, Twitter at Twitter.com/reynagentin, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/reynamardergentin/ and you can find the pre-order for Reyna's new book, Both Are True, here: t.ly/TYLw.Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
No one wants to admit they have a bias against someone else, yet we all have them. We start to see problems when we allows those biases to dictate how we interact with others. This week we are joined by Megan Sweet to discuss implicit bias and what steps we can all take to overcoming our own biases. Find Megan on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as more for more information about her on her website https://www.your3eyes.com/ Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Why do they stay? The question that so many victims and survivors of domestic violence have heard and many continue to hear. Today our hosts with guest Sonia Frontera discuss what abuse looks like and attempt to answer that very question, why do victims stay? For more information on Sonia and her work, check out her website here at https://www.soniafrontera.com/ and you can find her book, Relationship Solutions, here.Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Rape Culture

Rape Culture

2021-04-3049:29

Rape culture is a term is thrown around a lot but hardly is there ever any definition given. This week our hosts discuss what rape culture is, how it plays out in our society, and how we can ALL work toward combating it. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit https://www.rainn.org/.Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Sexual assault impacts all communities, but there are differences that each community faces as well. This week we sit down with Dr. Lisa Smith to discuss how sexual assault is treated in the black community as well as the barriers that black victims might face.  Find Dr. Lisa Smith at https://right2consent.com/ or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and you can find her book, Chad Keeps A Secret, here.Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Digital Safety

Digital Safety

2021-04-0237:48

With the pandemic lasting for over a year, we have all changed how we do things and that might mean we are all spending more time than ever online. This week our hosts discuss digital safety for parents to gain a better understanding of the things their children may experience online.  For more information visit https://pcar.org/online-safety-children-and-teenagersStay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit https://www.rainn.org/.Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Women's History Month

Women's History Month

2021-03-1939:43

March is Women's History Month so we decided we should take some time to discuss women's history, some highs and lows, and what the women's movement means for our work. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Jamie's Story

Jamie's Story

2021-03-0549:35

While all stories of domestic violence are different, they all have one thing in common; the person doing the abusing has a desire for power or control. Today, Jamie shares her story with us as well as how writing her book, The Pink Blanket, helped her. You can find her book for purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/Pink-Blanket-J-Lynn-AdyStay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org. Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
February is the month of love and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month so what better time for our hosts to discuss teen dating abuse and ways that parents can help make sure their teens learn how to receive and give love to their partners in a healthy manner! Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.For more information on teen dating abuse please go to www.loveisrespect.org.IF you or someone you know is experiencing dating abuse, please visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline at www.thehotline.org or call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233).Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Many of us know what it's like to work somewhere or talk to someone who wasn't quite as empathetic as we needed them to be, which is why we have brought back Katharine Manning to discuss empathy and how workplaces can becomes a bit more empathetic. We also discuss Katharine's new book, The Empathetic Workplace, which is available for purchase February 16th! The Empathetic Workplace by Katharine Manning can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Empathetic-Workplace-Compassionate-Confident-ResponseStay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
Stalking 101

Stalking 101

2021-01-2228:48

I always feel like somebodies watching me. While a catchy song from Michael Jackson, it is also one of my things that some to mind when people think about stalking. January is Stalking Awareness Month and as such, our hosts discuss stalking and some myths around it, as well as provide useful information for those who may have experienced stalking. Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.For more information on stalking or to get help please go to https://victimsofcrime.org/stalking-resource-center/  or call their helpline at 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
2020 was a rough year for everyone. We all experienced different levels of hardships and trauma over the past year so we invited Katharine Manning, someone very experienced working with others in having discussions on trauma, to share with our listeners ways we can process and move forward with the year that was 2020. For more on Katharine Manning, visit http://www.katharinemanning.com/ Stay up to date with our episodes and happenings by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TouchySubsPod, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/touchysubspod, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/touchysubspod/ and please email any questions or feedback to TouchySubjectsPodcast@gmail.com.If you or someone you know wants assistance please call the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit https://www.rainn.org/.Music credits: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) License. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are the host's own and might not represent the official views and opinions of the agencies in which they represent. 
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