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Reclaim Me

Victim survivors reclaiming their voices

Reclaim Me is a podcast where survivors of abuse and trauma can tell their stories freely, reclaiming their voice, reclaiming the narrative, and reclaiming control. It is our vision, that all victim survivors have the fr
Latest Episode8/16/2022

Episode 48 - Unfiltered & Raw

Season 1, Ep. 48
Survivor Zoe details her experience of assault with a one night stand. From consent to danger, this encounter highlights how much we have to go, before sexual partners understand consent. In this episode Zoe and I discuss the details of the night of her assault, and the subsequent feelings of "is this assault", one many survivors have. Zoe and I also discuss the nature of consent and education, and we openly discuss sex, pleasure and having sex after abuse. Thank you Zoe for being so candid, so brave and honest with your story. Such an inspiration, advocate and warrior woman.To reach ZoeInstagram / Facebook Connect with Reclaim Me / MadeleineReclaim Me Linktree For advice and support in Australia please reach out to: LifelineFor crisis support please reach out to LifelinePhone: 13 11 14Website: www.lifeline.org.au/ 1800 RESPECTFor sexual assault and domestic abuse support services please reach out to 1800 RESPECTPhone: 1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732Website: www.1800respect.org.au Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)Phone: (Victoria) 1800 806 292 (Nationally use 1800 RESPECT)https://casa.org.au/  Connect with services in Canada  Sexual Assault Centres, Crisis Lines, and Support Serviceshttps://endingviolencecanada.org/sexual-assault-centres-crisis-lines-and-support-services/  Connect with services in America RAINNUS based Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network for survivorsWebsite: https://www.rainn.org/ National HotlinesLive chat option available on the websiteNational hotlines can help connect victims, survivors, and their support networks connect with local resources.Phone: - 855-484-2846 -  Connect with services in the UK  Rape crisis UKWebsite: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ The GladeWebsite: https://www.theglade.org.uk/ Survivors UK This a uk, London based men's/male survivors support group, which does include trans and non-binaryWebsite: https://www.survivorsuk.org/
8/16/2022

Episode 48 - Unfiltered & Raw

Season 1, Ep. 48
Survivor Zoe details her experience of assault with a one night stand. From consent to danger, this encounter highlights how much we have to go, before sexual partners understand consent. In this episode Zoe and I discuss the details of the night of her assault, and the subsequent feelings of "is this assault", one many survivors have. Zoe and I also discuss the nature of consent and education, and we openly discuss sex, pleasure and having sex after abuse. Thank you Zoe for being so candid, so brave and honest with your story. Such an inspiration, advocate and warrior woman.To reach ZoeInstagram / Facebook Connect with Reclaim Me / MadeleineReclaim Me Linktree For advice and support in Australia please reach out to: LifelineFor crisis support please reach out to LifelinePhone: 13 11 14Website: www.lifeline.org.au/ 1800 RESPECTFor sexual assault and domestic abuse support services please reach out to 1800 RESPECTPhone: 1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732Website: www.1800respect.org.au Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)Phone: (Victoria) 1800 806 292 (Nationally use 1800 RESPECT)https://casa.org.au/  Connect with services in Canada  Sexual Assault Centres, Crisis Lines, and Support Serviceshttps://endingviolencecanada.org/sexual-assault-centres-crisis-lines-and-support-services/  Connect with services in America RAINNUS based Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network for survivorsWebsite: https://www.rainn.org/ National HotlinesLive chat option available on the websiteNational hotlines can help connect victims, survivors, and their support networks connect with local resources.Phone: - 855-484-2846 -  Connect with services in the UK  Rape crisis UKWebsite: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ The GladeWebsite: https://www.theglade.org.uk/ Survivors UK This a uk, London based men's/male survivors support group, which does include trans and non-binaryWebsite: https://www.survivorsuk.org/
8/3/2022

We're on Holidays! Recap - Episode 14 - Edge of the Bed

Season 1, Ep. 14
Trigger Warning - CSAIn this episode, survivor Ryan details the ongoing child sexual abuse he endured at the hands of his step father.We discuss at length the abuse he endured, the emotional and physical tolls this abuse had on him, and his perpetrators behaviours. This episode goes through the many controlling tactics used by perpetrators of child sexual abuse and the systems they face.Thank you Ryan for coming on, shedding a light on what abuse can look like and really stepping into advocacy and trying to normalise talking about abuse. You are an absolute warrior in your own right, and i'm so thankful to have been able to chat with you.To reach RyanInstagram @theedgeofthebedTo reach Madeleine & Reclaim MeLinktree: https://linktr.ee/ReclaimMeRESOURCES:For advice and support in England / UK please reach out to:Rape crisis UKhttps://rapecrisis.org.uk/The Gladehttps://www.theglade.org.uk/SurvivorsUK - https://www.survivorsuk.org/This a uk, London based men's/male survivors support group, which does include trans and non-binaryRAINN- https://www.rainn.org/This a US based Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network for survivorsFor advice and support in Australia please reach out to:For crisis support please reach out to Lifeline 13 11 14www.lifeline.org.au/For sexual assault and domestic abuse support services please reach out to 1800 RESPECTwww.1800respect.org.auNational Debt Helpline: 1800 007 007www.ndh.org.auWIRE: 1300 134 130www.wire.org.auWomen’s Legal Services Australia: www.wlsa.org.au
7/25/2022

Episode 47 - No Longer a Victim, Forever a Survivor

Season 1, Ep. 47
In this episode survivor Terra Newell details the attack that nearly killed her and how she fought off and took down Dirty John. Terra and I go on to discuss what healing has looked like, therapy types, bumps in the road and many things in between. Terra is an amazing human who speaks with such authenticity, it gives so many other survivors permission to speak on their own terms. Thank you Terra for coming on, absolute warrior woman. Make sure to reach out to Terra & check out her story in more detail on her TikTok!Connect with Terra NewellTikTokInstagramTime Out With Terra Podcast InstagramWebsite - https://terranewellsurvival.com/ Connect with Reclaim Me / Madeleine HeatherReclaim Me Linktree For advice and support in Australia please reach out to: LifelineFor crisis support please reach out to LifelinePhone: 13 11 14Website: www.lifeline.org.au/ 1800 RESPECTFor sexual assault and domestic abuse support services please reach out to 1800 RESPECTPhone: 1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732Website: www.1800respect.org.au Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)Phone: (Victoria) 1800 806 292 (Nationally use 1800 RESPECT)https://casa.org.au/ Connect with services in Canada  Sexual Assault Centres, Crisis Lines, and Support Serviceshttps://endingviolencecanada.org/sexual-assault-centres-crisis-lines-and-support-services/  Connect with services in America National Sexual Violence Resource Center The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence.Website: https://www.nsvrc.org/ RAINNUS based Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network for survivorsWebsite: https://www.rainn.org/ National HotlinesLive chat option available on the websiteNational hotlines can help connect victims, survivors, and their support networks connect with local resources.Phone: - 855-484-2846 -  Connect with services in the UK Rape crisis UKWebsite: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
7/17/2022

Episode 46 - Part 2 - A Story of Survival

Season 1, Ep. 46
Survivor Caroline is back for part 2 of our chat. In this episode we get into courageous intentions, how Caroline started her book and where she is at now in her journey and life.More Than One Thing Can Be True – a story of survival is Caroline’s memoir. It is her story. It’s her ode to healing despite the odds. It speaks to the reality of trauma, and also the power we have to transform and heal. It is a story of one courageous woman, who despite carrying decades of shame, chose to own her voice. In doing so, she is paving the way for survivors to own their voice, and live a life of courageous intention. Thank you for coming on and sharing part 1 Caroline - you are an absolutely amazing human.Connect with Caroline BrunneWebsiteInstagramFacebookLinkedin Connect with Reclaim Me / MadeleineReclaim Me Linktree For advice and support in Australia please reach out to: 1800 RESPECTFor sexual assault and domestic abuse support services please reach out to 1800 RESPECTPhone: 1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732Website: www.1800respect.org.au Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)Phone: (Victoria) 1800 806 292 (Nationally use 1800 RESPECT)https://casa.org.au/ Connect with services in Canada Sexual Assault Centres, Crisis Lines, and Support Serviceshttps://endingviolencecanada.org/sexual-assault-centres-crisis-lines-and-support-services/  Connect with services in America RAINNUS based Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network for survivorsWebsite: https://www.rainn.org/ National HotlinesLive chat option available on the websiteNational hotlines can help connect victims, survivors, and their support networks connect with local resources.Phone: - 855-484-2846 - Connect with services in the UK The GladeWebsite: https://www.theglade.org.uk/ Survivors UK This a uk, London based men's/male survivors support group, which does include trans and non-binaryWebsite: https://www.survivorsuk.org/
7/12/2022

Episode 46 - Part 1 - More Than One Thing Can Be True

Season 1, Ep. 46
Caroline Brunne comes onto the podcast to discusses her experience of child sexual abuse at the hands of her father, and the experiences she has gone through in recent times with the release of her memoir and sharing her story publicly. In this episode specifically we discuss what it was like for Caroline stepping away from the shiny facade she created when she decided to release this story and finally reveal her story to her loved ones. More Than One Thing Can Be True – a story of survival is Caroline’s memoir. It is her story. It’s her ode to healing despite the odds. It speaks to the reality of trauma, and also the power we have to transform and heal. It is a story of one courageous woman, who despite carrying decades of shame, chose to own her voice. In doing so, she is paving the way for survivors to own their voice, and live a life of courageous intention. Thank you for coming on and sharing part 1 Caroline - you are an absolutely amazing human. Connect with Caroline BrunneWebsiteInstagramFacebookLinkedin Connect with Reclaim Me / MadeleineReclaim Me Linktree For advice and support in Australia please reach out to: 1800 RESPECTFor sexual assault and domestic abuse support services please reach out to 1800 RESPECTPhone: 1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732Website: www.1800respect.org.au Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)Phone: (Victoria) 1800 806 292 (Nationally use 1800 RESPECT)https://casa.org.au/ Connect with services in Canada Sexual Assault Centres, Crisis Lines, and Support Serviceshttps://endingviolencecanada.org/sexual-assault-centres-crisis-lines-and-support-services/  Connect with services in America RAINNUS based Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network for survivorsWebsite: https://www.rainn.org/ National HotlinesLive chat option available on the websiteNational hotlines can help connect victims, survivors, and their support networks connect with local resources.Phone: - 855-484-2846 -  Connect with services in the UK The GladeWebsite: https://www.theglade.org.uk/ Survivors UK This a uk, London based men's/male survivors support group, which does include trans and non-binaryWebsite: https://www.survivorsuk.org/
7/3/2022

Episode 45 - Part 2 - To the Girl That Stayed

Season 1, Ep. 45
In Part 2 of my conversation with survivor Sydney, they detail more instances of the domestic abuse experienced at the hands of a former partner. In this episode we discuss the ongoing nature of abuse, the work that needs to be done to heal ones inner child, and how Syd has survived suicide attempts, suicidal ideation and a miscarriage to come out the other side as a happy, healthy, educated and qualified health professional. I am so proud of the work Syd has put into their healing, and it is nothing short of inspirational to listen to. Thank you Syd for coming and sharing your story. Survivor and strong as fuck.Connect with SydInstagram Connect with Reclaim Me Resources & Support Network / MadeleineReclaim Me Linktree For advice and support in Australia please reach out to: LifelineFor crisis support please reach out to LifelinePhone: 13 11 14Website: www.lifeline.org.au/ 1800 RESPECTFor sexual assault and domestic abuse support services please reach out to 1800 RESPECTPhone: 1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732Website: www.1800respect.org.au Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)Phone: (Victoria) 1800 806 292 (Nationally use 1800 RESPECT)https://casa.org.au/ Connect with services in Canada  Sexual Assault Centres, Crisis Lines, and Support Serviceshttps://endingviolencecanada.org/sexual-assault-centres-crisis-lines-and-support-services/  Connect with services in America Pregnancy / Infant Loss group and help for bereavement costs https://www.emmasfootprints.com/Pregnancy / Infant Loss virtual support grouphttps://starlegacyfoundation.org/support-groups/ RAINNUS based Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network for survivorsWebsite: https://www.rainn.org/ Connect with services in the UKRape crisis UKWebsite: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/