Personal stories

Ep. 17 Healing the Silence – with special guest Jennifer, a survivor

Jennifer had stayed silent for decades, but when she finally revealed to her family that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family member, she was silenced all over again. She shares her ongoing journey towards breaking the silence. Plus, Holly, a licensed psychologist, provides insight into child sexual abuse within the family.
 
April is National Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month.  If you need help to break through the silence, please call the 24/7 hotline: 1-800-656-4673 or rainn.org
 

EPISODE DETAILS

  • Island of Discarded Women Episode #17 was directed and produced by Sue Scott
  • Special Guest is Jennifer Grimm – Mother of 4, professional musician and composer. Lives in the Twin Cities. www.jennifergrimm.com
  • Additional guest is Holly Smart, a licensed Psychologist and registered Art Therapist who teaches art therapy courses at the Adler Graduate School including courses in grief and loss issues, children and adolescents and family systems. She has over 30 years of therapy experience working with children and families, as well as women impacted by complex trauma. 
  • “Easy Now” written and performed by Jennifer Grimm with husband, Joe Cruz on guitar.
  • “Hush Now” lullaby written and performed by Jennifer Grimm
  • Episode edited and mixed by Sue Scott. Mastered by Tony Axtell
  • Assistance by Hannah McDonald

Ep. 14 Insight – with Regina Marie Williams, Isabell Monk O’Connor & Kelli Foster Warder

EPISODE DETAILS

Three conversations with three strong Black women. All in the arts. All with insightful personal stories to share. Plus, Sue and Zippy deliver an ode to a woman we all know and maybe wish we didn’t.

  • Island of Discarded Women Episode #14 was directed and produced by Sue Scott
  • Written by Sue Scott
  • Special Guests are Regina Marie Williams, Isabell Monk O’Connor & Kelli Foster Warder
  • Parody of “You Don’t Own Me” written by Sue Scott. Performed by Zippy Laske and Kyle Kimbllin
  • Episode edited and mixed by Sue Scott. Mastered by Tony Axtell
  • Excerpt of “Mississippi Goddam” by Nina Simone, performed by Regina Marie Williams in the play, NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN by Christina Ham
  • Excerpt from Theatre Latte Da’s production of FIVE POINTS, by Harrison David Rivers, Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons. Choreographed by Kelli Lin Foster Warder
  • “She Won’t Go Steady” by Kelly, Cathie & Ardire, performed by Ronnie Booker and the Boardwalkers
  • Assistance by Hannah McDonald

Photos by Regina Marie Williams