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23. Deanna Revels

Brea Ramos and Deanna Revels talk about how weird it was to hear that sexual abuse isn't a normal part of childhood - and how that hard-to-believe reality changes everything. Deanna also shares her past (and sometimes current) struggles with drugs and alcohol use, destructive dating patterns, and her objectified identity and worth.

 

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 -- Get free and confidential emotional support for a self-harm or suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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22. Venkayla Haynes

Brea Ramos speaks with Venkayla Haynes about the challenges and positives of activism. 

Reach out to Venkayla through Twitter @VenkaylaHaynes and through email venkaylahaynes@gmail.com

 

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21. Janet Bayramyan

Brea Ramos talks with Janet Bayramyan about trauma and the brain, sensory therapies, and her perspectives as both a survivor of sexual trauma and a professional therapist.

Get in touch with Janet!
Email = janetbtherapy@gmail.com
Instagram and Facebook = therapy_with_janetb

 

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You are not alone – resources and support are available 24 hours a day.

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20. Dana P.

Brea Ramos is joined by Dana P.  Dana is a survivor of three sexual experiences including gang rape while in the military.  Brea and Dana talk about how trauma is like a monster in the closet that eventually can't be contained any longer. For Dana, dealing with her trauma allowed it to become understood and controlled. 

Get in touch with Dana at fromvictimtovictorious1.com

 

Get Help Now

Call 800-656-HOPE or chat online at rainn.org

You are not alone – resources and support are available 24 hours a day.

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19. Linda D. Wattley

Brea Ramos speaks with Linda D. Wattley, host of The Truth Will Set You Free Show. Linda talks about her childhood filled with sexual abuse and domestic violence and how she learned to overcome so many of the lies these experiences left her with. Linda truly believes that the truth will set you free.

Contact Linda, get her books, and find out more at: http://www.lindadianewattley.com/authors-page/

 

 

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Call 800-656-HOPE or chat online at rainn.org

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18. Shannon

This is one of the most honest, raw, and transparent interviews Brea Ramos has had the privilege of being part of. This episode's guest, Shannon shares what it's like to be a survivor of sexual trauma in the midst of struggle. Brea Ramos and Shannon talk about invalidating responses from loved ones and fear tied to trust, intimacy, and sex.

Get in touch with Shannon at shannon.nicole726@gmail.com

 

Get Help Now

Call 800-656-HOPE or chat online at rainn.org

You are not alone – resources and support are available 24 hours a day.

 

 

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17. Childhood Fractured with Allen Vandever and Derek Hopkins

Feel like a fly on the wall as Brea Ramos chats with Allen Vandever and Derek Hopkins, co-founders of Childhood Fractured. Allen and Derek will leave listeners feeling challenged and inspired to help with efforts to end childhood sexual abuse.

Connect with Allen and Derek
childhoodfractured.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Childhoodfractured/

Buy their book at childhoodfractured.com/shop

 

Get Help Now

Call 800-656-HOPE or chat online at rainn.org

You are not alone – resources and support are available 24 hours a day.

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16. Finding Faith with Melanie S

Melanie S shares with Brea Ramos her story of finding faith and hope amidst the pain of her story of sexual trauma and how having a faith community has been amazing for her healing.

Here are the links (series of 3) for the blog Melanie talks about in which she wrote about her experiences with repressed memories and faith. Rebecca Bender Initiative
Blog part 1
http://www.rebeccabender.org/blog/2016/3/21/2qd8y6zjumv56177ktv61r7w1jvtyi
Blog part 2
http://www.rebeccabender.org/blog/2016/3/21/how-to-know-if-you-are
Blog part 3
http://www.rebeccabender.org/blog/2016/3/21/how-to-know-if-y

Connect with Melanie at any of the following outlets:
Email: xomellyb@gmail.com
Facebook: Melanie S
Instagram: xomellyb
Twitter: xo_mellyb

 

Get Help Now

Call 800-656-HOPE or chat online at rainn.org

You are not alone – resources and support are available 24 hours a day.

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15. Angie

Brea Ramos speaks with a fellow survivor and speaker, Angie.  Angie shares how she has used her trauma as a positive force in her life. She also shares her experience with her local rape crisis center.

Get Help Now

Call 800-656-HOPE or chat online at rainn.org

You are not alone – resources and support are available 24 hours a day.

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14. End Rape On Campus with Chardonnay Madkins

Brea Ramos is joined with Chardonnay Madkins, project manager at End Rape on Campus (EROC). Together, they create a call action to stand in solidarity with the marginalized especially during a time when rights are being threatened.  Learn more about what has been going on with Title IX under the Trump Administration lately, your rights as a student, and the many ways you can partner with EROC to put an end to sexual violence on campus.

As a reminder: For people who want to get involved they can check out more information about Centering the Margins on EROC's website at endrapeoncampus.org, with the CTM website going live on October 12th. Also,  sign up for EROC's action alerts at endrapeoncampus.org/receive-action-alerts/

 

Get Help Now

Call 800-656-HOPE or chat online at rainn.org

You are not alone – resources and support are available 24 hours a day.

 

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13. Healing Broken Men with Thomas Edward

Brea Ramos speaks with Thomas Edward about the importance of community and the integration of psychology, spirituality, and biology. Thomas introduces listeners to the center he founded called Healing Broken Men and offers insights from the perspective of being a survivor and working with other male survivors. If you feel like you aren't "getting results," find out why the Healing Broken Men Center may be the right fit for you!

You can contact Thomas Edward by going to healingbrokenmen.com

 

 

Get Help Now

Call 800-656-HOPE or chat online at rainn.org

You are not alone – resources and support are available 24 hours a day.

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12. D2L with Katelyn Brewer

Brea Ramos is joined by President and CEO of Darkness to Light, Katelyn Brewer.  D2L is committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse.  Katelyn helps us learn how we can make prevention possible.

Go to d2l.org for more information and for Stewards of Children training.

 

 

Get Help Now

Call 866.FOR.LIGHT or text LIGHT to 741741

You are not alone – resources and support are available. Call to have questions answered or chat with a trained crisis counselor, 24/7 at no charge. All conversations are confidential.

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11. Emily Guzik

Brea Ramos interviews Emily Guzik who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and incest.  Emily places emphasis on choice, self-care, and support.

"How can I help be a light to someone who's still in the darkness, because quite frankly I'm still there... this is a walk that no one should go through alone" - Emily Guzik

 

Support is available 24 hours through our friends at RAINN, call 800-656-HOPE or chat online with someone at rainn.org

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10. Anonymous - Mental Health Crusader

Brea Ramos is joined by an anonymous guest we're calling Mental Health Crusader.

This is the last week to enter the special giveaway with product featuring the STITCH from Speak Your Silence. Go to weareunquiet.org/giveaway

If you need help, support is available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

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9. Speak Your Silence with Matt Pipkin

Brea Ramos is joined by Matt Pipkin, founder and CEO of Speak Your Silence -- a nonprofit on a mission to conquer the stigma of childhood sexual abuse. They accomplish this via a zigzag stitch to symbolize your voice frequency. Your voice matters; are you wearing the stitch?

Go to speakyoursilence.org to find out more information, to apply for help with the counseling process, and to start wearing their super cool products!

 

This is a special giveaway episode. Four winners will be announced on August 21st. Woohoo!

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8. Church Protect, Inc. with Jimmy Hinton and Jon Uhler

Brea Ramos is joined with co-founders Jimmy Hinton and Jon Uhler of Church Protect, Inc. They discuss the methods and motives of child sexual predators in the church. Jimmy has the unique perspective of a pastor who turned in his own father for sexual abuse against children and Jon has the unique perspective of working closely with perpetrators in prison. Together, they are uniquely qualified to help churches detect and prevent sexual abuse.

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6. Self-care Kit

Download your Self-care starter kit at blurtitout.org

Your voice matters! Share your story or discuss a topic related to the sexual trauma community, even anonymously, by contacting Brea Ramos at brearamosspeaker@gmail.com, on Facebook, or at weareunquiet.org/podcast to leave a voice message question or topic you'd like explored.

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5. Responses To Fear

Brea Ramos explores five responses to fear. Did you fight, flight, freeze, friend or flop? By understanding these responses to fear, we can let go of the self-blame and shame.

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4. Melanie S

In this episode Brea Ramos interviews Melanie S and learns how a Child Advocacy Center can greatly impact a survivor story.

Melanie is introduced as a 25 year old woman with a firm faith, a passionate voice, and an open heart. She started her journey of healing over 13 years ago as a survivor of repressed childhood sexual trauma. Over the last few years she has been an advocate for survivors and is currently employed in her dream job as a Family Advocate at a Child Advocacy Center. Above all, she knows now that she is so much more than her past.

Connect with Melanie at any of the following outlets:

Email: xomellyb@gmail.com
Facebook: Melanie S
Instagram: xomellyb
Twitter: xo_mellyb

 

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