Sue Scott

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. 16 Grace – with Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky & Sister Jane McDonald

Searching for Grace, Hope and Gratitude during these unsettling times. Sue talks with 3 women of faith. Regina delivers a powerful poem by Brittany Delaney, Shanan mourns virtually and Miri, the Lava Lamp, masks up!

EPISODE DETAILS

  • Island of Discarded Women Episode #16 was directed and produced by Sue Scott
  • Written by Brittany Delaney, Shanan Custer and Sue Scott
  • Special Guests are Ingrid Rasmussen, Shosh Dworsky & Jane McDonald
  • Cast: Silvia Pontaza, Regina Marie Williams and Shanan Custer
  • “Hinei Mah Tov” arrangement by Rich Dworsky, featuring Sally Dworsky on lead vocal, Peter Ostroushko on mandolin, Dean Magraw on guitar and Rich Dworsky on piano/keyboards and background vocals
  • “Holden Evening Prayer” performed by the Holy Trinity Lutheran Singers, directed by Ann Schrooten and accompanied by Rachel Trelstad-Porter
  • McDonald Sisters singing moments from a 2015 video documentary of the sisters by Bill Sorem
  • Opening: “Stand Up” by Kelley Hunt/Al Berman, with EEs Music publishing, BMI 88 Records EERSUS1801
  • Episode edited and mixed and sound designed by Sue Scott. Mastered by Tony Axtell
  • Assistance by Hannah McDonald

Bonus: “Dear Mitch” A Relevant Replay for the Runoff!

Just in time for the Georgia Runoff Elections!  This very timely excerpt from Ep. 5 was recorded LIVE from Minneapolis in August 2019. To support the Georgia runoff effort, please go to fairfight.com, the incredible organization founded by rock star, Stacey Abrams!

BONUS DETAILS

  • “Dear Mitch” was written and performed by Sue Scott
  • Song written and performed by Zippy Laske
  • Illustration by Sara Richardson

Ep. 15 Stand Up – with Guest Duchess Harris

Celebrating women speaking out! Shanan takes a train to an inauguration. Brittany wonders if she can be a Ruth. Dawn does the 19th Amendment. Sue votes from her heart. Special guest, History Professor Duchess Harris, fills in the blanks and R&B singer Kelley Hunt gets us on our feet!

EPISODE DETAILS

  • Island of Discarded Women Episode #15 was directed and produced by Sue Scott
  • Written by Shanan Custer, Brittany Delaney, Dawn Brodey and Sue Scott
  • Special Guest is Duchess Harris
  • “Stand Up” by Kelley Hunt/Al Berman, with EEs Music publishing, BMI 88 Records EERSUS1801
  • Episode edited and mixed by Sue Scott. Mastered by Tony Axtell
  • Assistance by Hannah McDonald

Listen to Kelley Hunt’s song,“Stand Up,”  from this episode! The entire song!

http://www.kelleyhunt.com/home.html

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

Ep. 13 Listening – with Guest Sarah Lynne RN

EPISODE DETAILS

In our second “from home” episode, we reflect and react to the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing pandemic.  Dae talks about “living while Asian” in this time of COVID. Shanan lets us know that the Anger Hut has reopened, sort of. Regina, brings a searing Nina Simone song to life.  New contributor, Dawn Brodey, wonders what life would be like if her 2 year old were black.  Sue acknowledges that it is systemic. And our guest, Sarah Lynne, shares her perspective from deep inside the coronavirus battle.

  • Island of Discarded Women Episode #13 was directed and produced by Sue Scott
  • Cast: Dae Yang, Shanan Custer, Dawn Brodey, Regina Williams and Sue Scott
  • Written by Dae, Shanan, Dawn and Sue
  • Special Guest is Sarah Lynne
  • Original underscoring by Zippy Laske
  • Edited and mixed by Sue Scott. Mastered by Tony Axtell
  • “Brown Baby” by Oscar Brown Jr., performed by Regina Williams as part of New Dawn Theatre’s “A Breath for George”
  • Assistance by Hannah McDonald