Our Sisters' House
confabulation (n.) "a talking together, chatting, familiar talk," from Late Latin confabulationem, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin confabulari "to converse together" Advocates and guest speakers express their views on current events and topics. We discuss a wide range of issues that deal with politics, social justice, domestic violence, and much more.
This week on Confabulation we are talking about the Turpin family and the mistreatment of the children which eventually led to the parents being sentenced to life in prison.
37 min 32 sec
With family gathering season being here, we want to offer some insight on what the holidays might be like for some people. Whether you are not fond of the holidays due to toxic family or if you are having to experience the holidays away from loved ones, know that you are not alone! We hope that you can take some useful information away from this week's episode of Confabulation.
33 min 27 sec
This week on Confabulation we are discussing the ways that public spaces can be more inclusive to domestic violence victims and survivors who are in need of immediate help. How can we make it easier for people to ask for help without their abuser noticing?
34 min 36 sec
Today on Confabulation we are discussing the implications of moral panic when it comes to Human Trafficking - how the national and social understandings actually distract from the realities of human trafficking victims and survivors and results in even more cases of racial discrimination.
38 min 18 sec
This week on Confabulation, we discuss the show "Maid" on Netflix. We are now live streaming our podcast recordings on YouTube and Facebook, so join us in conversation on future topics! *Huge trigger warning: domestic violence and abuse.* *Spoilers*
35 min 36 sec
In this episode of Confabulation, we wanted to wrap up DV Awareness Month by providing a variety of self-care tips to anyone who might need it. Figuring out ways to practice self-care can be difficult, especially if you're not used to it. We hope that our tips are helpful!
29 min 13 sec
DV survivor, philanthropist, and restaurant owner, Delphia Brewton gives a brief snippet on her DV experience, success, and how she ties it all into uplifting other women who have experienced domestic violence. One way she does this is by hiring DV survivors at her restaurant, Blessings From my Heart to Your Table. 100% proceeds from her fundraiser this weekend, "Survivors Night to Shine," featuring Gospel Artist, CeCe Winans, will benefit survivors of abuse.
27 min 8 sec
We've been seeing how Missing White Woman Syndrome has been playing out in the Gabby Petito case that has grabbed the attention of the world. We empathize with Gabby's loved ones and hope that they receive as much justice as possible, but we must also acknowledge the racist bias that the media and general public hold when it comes to missing persons cases. In this week's episode, we talk about what Missing White Woman Syndrome is and why it exists.
34 min 17 sec
Billions of people worldwide look up to celebrities from all industries. We hear about high profile cases of domestic violence all the time, and we see time and time again, how these A-listers still find a way to not take domestic violence seriously despite having such large impressionable audiences. In this week's episode, we talk about how the actions of celebrities shape society's reaction to domestic violence and their impact in the long run.
29 min 5 sec
Access to stable housing is domestic violence prevention. Unfortunately, finding housing in the United States is not easy for vulnerable populations. Survivors and victims of domestic violence, especially those who are people of color/belong to marginalized communities experience discrimination when looking for housing because of their background. Additionally, abusers are often deemed as "liabilities" to landlords. Homelessness due to domestic violence is very common - what does that say about the systems we have in place? In this episode, we talk about housing discrimination, its relationship to domestic violence, redlining, and more.
32 min 39 sec
As COVID-19 cases continue to soar, leaders in Washington state and around the country have started to require the COVID-19 vaccination in order to partake in certain activities. What does this mean for folks who are not unvaccinated? How will the nation respond to restrictive mandates after the most influential leaders of the country have been far from transparent about COVID-19 plans? Will these mandates further polarize the people? Tune in to hear some of our thoughts.
32 min 29 sec
We had the opportunity to speak with Kyra Doubek, Executive Director from Washington Trafficking Prevention, and Bishop Kim Forest, Pastor of King of Glory Pentecostal in Spanaway, WA. In this week's episode we look at identifying red flags and tale-tale signs of human (specifically child) exploitation.
We are joined by Toby Joseph Sr. to discuss how he uses a cultural system of thought that focuses on the investigation of truth, consultation, action, and reflection. Toby utilizes principles of being kind, loving, radiant, truthful, and just while focusing on interactions with the community through a cultural perspective. Enjoy!
50 min 28 sec
In this episode, we discuss the arrest of Richard Sherman. 911 calls to King County dispatchers from the wife of former Seahawk Richard Sherman paint a clear picture of a spouse begging for help before her husband — who she explained was experiencing a severe mental crisis.
30 min 15 sec
Many people have been celebrating July Fourth for as long as they can remember, but only learned about Juneteenth this year. Why is Juneteenth important?
37 min 58 sec
Toby Joseph Sr. is a Native American Bahaī of Jicarilla Apache and Tabeguache Ute descent from Manitou Springs, Colorado. Toby has over 25 years of working in Coast Salish Tribal communities supporting indigenous sustainability through social-economic development, and spiritual growth through cultural pathways. Believing in a cultural system of thought that focuses on the investigation of truth, consultation, action, and reflection and the principles of being kind, loving, radiant, truthful, and just, Toby uses this ideology in his work, while focusing on interactions with the community through a cultural perspective.
50 min 36 sec
Workers in an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessmer Alabama have started an important labor movement. This event will have major implications as Amazon is the second-largest private employer in America. This unionizing effort could determine whether their employees have the power to demand decent working conditions. What is your stance on Unions in the workplace? Do they benefit employees or do they undermine them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
51 min 5 sec
Yazmin Aguilar is the deputy director for Centro Latino - a non-profit that provides social services and educational programming to Latino and Indigenous communities. She shares her experience overcoming many obstacles as an immigrant in the United States. If you would like to learn more about and support the great work that Centro Latino does for our community, please visit clatino.org!
48 min 52 sec
Personal struggles, economic contribution, racial harassment, and racist legislation against Asian Americans are prevalent throughout American history. Maddy Villacruz joins us this week to speak about her experience growing up as an Asian American and how negative perceptions stem from a lack of understanding of Asian culture.
1 hr 8 min
This week, we discuss our thoughts on forgiveness. Forgiveness is refusing to let your past rule your life any longer. Forgiveness does not mean re-establishing a relationship with a toxic person. It means being able to live your life free of their unhealthy influence, or your wounded reaction to it. It means taking the experience solely as a lesson learned, and letting go of unnecessary baggage that will weigh you down. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and don't forget to tune in to "Wrecked & Certified" on Facebook this Saturday to learn more about domestic violence and the work we do!
42 min 46 sec
Several recent attacks have not been charged as hate crimes, fueling protests and outrage among many Asian-Americans. This week we discuss the effects of white supremacy and our fight for unity against racism.
52 min 58 sec
This week we discuss why men have difficulty expressing their feelings, parenting, toxic femininity, and much more! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
1 hr 35 min
Haili Crow is a search and rescue program manager at the Tacoma Rescue Mission. Her extensive experience working directly with individuals experiencing homelessness allows her to provide valuable insight into issues surrounding homelessness, drug abuse, and mental health. Check out Haili's podcast, Facilitating Voices, where she discusses difficult topics through the lens of a social worker @ facebook.com/facilitatingvoices
1 hr 1 min
Rena Williams is the founder of the Another Level Sex Trafficking Program. She has an incredible story and valuable insight into prostitution and the sex trafficking industry. We discuss how the sex trafficking industry has changed over time and how current intervention and prevention strategies may not be as helpful as they seem. Enjoy!
1 hr 46 min
This week we discuss the wall streets new fight with Reddit, the fallout with Robinhood and its users, politicians utilizing the stock market for personal gain, and much more! Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Can Robinhood be trusted? Should politicians be allowed to purchase stocks when they are responsible for forming laws and regulations?
1 hr 10 min
This week we discuss the domestic violence incident that occurred with Seahawks football player Chad Wheeler, the Tacoma Police officer driving through a crowd of people in downtown Tacoma, social media censorship, and much more!
1 hr 26 min
This week we discuss religion and its effect on our lives, politics, the rollout of the COVID vaccine, and much more!
1 hr 15 min
This week we discuss the storming of the Capitol, what it means to be racist in Washington, OnlyFans, prostitution, and much more! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
1 hr 22 min
Frances Feinberg is a financial coach based out of Kirkland Washington. She specializes in helping people take control of their finances and develop healthy financial habits. To learn more about Frances, follow her on Instagram @frances_financialcoach, or to book a free 30-minute consultation visit francesfinancialcoaching.com.
55 min 16 sec
In this episode, we talk about Olivia Jade Giannulli and her visit to the red table, Brandon Bernard and the death penalty, and of course the COVID-19 vaccine.
57 min 45 sec
Ft. Micheala Lemons from Pierce County Aids Foundation. In this episode, we talk about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how it affects the Black community.
52 min 28 sec
Reesie Sims is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor based in Washington, DC. She specializes in issues stemming from interpersonal violence, sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD, and anxiety. With professional experience in survivor-centered program development, crisis intervention and response, psychosocial case-management services, sexual assault support services, and group facilitation, Reesie strives to address the wellbeing of trauma survivors. To learn more about Reesie and her work visit hiwatherapy.com or follow her on Instagram @healingintentionally.
52 min 18 sec
Alli Ewing is the founder of the Safe Space Yoga Project. The Safe Space Yoga Project offers a trauma-sensitive approach to healing individualized and collective trauma through yoga. We thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and hope you do too! To learn more about Alli and her work, visit safespaceyogaproject.com
1 hr 14 min
Is hiphop ready to embrace women? How are women viewed and portrayed in today's music? What influence does music have on our youth? Tune in to this weeks episode of Confabulation where we discuss the topic of hiphop!
42 min 43 sec
JC is incredibly excited to be working at the Rainbow Center as an Advocate. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, they became very involved in issues regarding immigration rights, LGBTQ+ advocacy and the need to de stigmatize conversations surrounding the intersections of immigration, as well as economic and environmental issues in communities of color.
1 hr 3 min
Jill Jackson is our Legal Advocate at OSH. We hope that this episode will spread awareness for domestic violence. Listen in as Jill shares her powerful story as a survivor of domestic violence.
1 hr 6 min
Mario Broussard is President and Owner of Fresh Start Counseling LLC where he provides psychotherapy services to children and adults. He will be joining us as a counselor at Our Sisters House for survivors of domestic violence.
57 min 42 sec
Pastor Krystalynn is an amazing woman who has overcome many obstacles throughout her life. We invite you to listen to her story. Stories like this inspire us, educate us, and motivate us to continue to work toward ending the stigma surrounding domestic violence.
1 hr 14 min
We discuss our thoughts in what is currently going on with the internment camps in China and the connections that exist between the rest of the world, and our culture in America.
1 hr 16 min
COVID-19 has created an environment full of stress and anxiety for many. As domestic violence advocates, we need to be able to effectively serve our clients while also making sure we take care of our own emotional and mental well-being. We discuss different strategies that we use to assist the clients we serve and how we each can better manage stress on a day-to-day basis.
1 hr 1 min
In this episode, we discuss our thoughts on recent findings in the Breonna Taylor case. Please let us know your thoughts!
55 min 28 sec
The term safe space refers to places created for individuals who feel marginalized to come together to communicate regarding their experiences. Can safe spaces have a negative impact? This discussion was instigated by an event that occurred within our community. How can we make safe spaces constructive?
1 hr 12 min