I recently stumbled across the new Silent Waves podcast and after listening to the first one, devoured the following five episodes in a matter of days.
I am in awe of Raquel O’Brien for having not only the bravery to pull this podcast together, but for managing to get the rest of her family to speak up as well. It’s an important story and one that hopefully inspires others to speak out too.
Trigger warning: Sexual assault.
“Silent Waves tells one true story led by 25-year-old Raquel O’Brien, as she attempts to liberate herself from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and a father with a dark secret.
To do so, she has raw, brutally honest and open conversations with her family about the cataclysmic circumstances of their story for the first time… and all on tape.
What emerges is a larger story as her previously fractured family, emboldened by being interviewed, find the freedom to confront their conflicting versions of the events and reconcile with it and each other.”