I am so glad I stumbled upon your podcast. It has been very emotionally moving for me, confronting and painful and raw with this beautiful undertone of knowing how much love and support there is between you (Raquel) and your family, and to know you have persevered through such trauma and pain to...Read full review »
reez_world via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/21/20
I admire Raquel’s ability to honestly confront so much trauma head-on. She explains details so hard to navigate back through and does so in a way that is so eloquent, I had to remind myself she was only 25. The best and hardest part for me was her addressing how she had become implicit in the...Read full review »
Meow Along via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/20
I can now understand and accept that what happened to me over 60 years ago was not my fault. Raquel has told her story in such way that for me it has been better than any of the therapy I have experienced. To date I have only ever been able to speak of my anger & the chaos in my life. Never...Read full review »
Ronnie & Reggie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/12/20
Thank you for taking so much time to inform us of hidden abuse. You have done a formidable job. It was really interesting and eye opening. I wish you all the good things and luck in the world ❤️
Laluna666666 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 08/10/20
This is a great podcast, found myself in tears quite the number of times. Has made me make an app with a trauma psychologist to get the help I need. Wish your family so much happiness in the future.
Tommogirl via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/09/20
Thank you for using your voice to bring the issue of sexual abuse to the surface. It gives so much strength to others!
Joshua1:5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/20
A truly raw, real, and beautiful exploration of a difficult past for this young woman and her entire family. So important to hear, and so important to have been said out loud. Bravo to you all, and especially to Raquel for taking ownership of her place in the cycle as both a victim and an abuser.
poofmonger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/20
This was one of the best and most interesting podcasts that really taps into the effect of abuse and the power of overcoming. It moved me. I was sad when it came to an end. Very powerful!
Princess Di 34 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/20
Pretty raw lived experiences of an extended family unit. Hopefully intense stories like this will increase trauma informed care, reduce child trauma, and reduce victim stigma. I was interested throughout the short series and am grateful for the bravery of all the individuals featured in this...Read full review »
VeganRN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/20
This family has allowed themselves to be vulnerable on such public platforms - I recently watched the older brother and mother on abc’s insight (unthinkable acts) and also the documentary on heretier lumumba (one of the brothers played AFL for Collingwood and Melbourne) Along with this...Read full review »
Suckypoopants via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/28/20
I guess if your a Casefile fan you like facts and unbiased, professional reporting and so silent waves is very different to that. It’s a narrative that is emotive and subjective- a totally different style.
The Hackattacks via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/24/20
Such a brave family sharing their courageous and well told story of real life issues which are usually kept in secret. This will help so many people.
elysee_cm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/20
What an awesome podcast, what an awesome and important story to be told. Thanks to the whole family for sharing your experiences. Love from Germany, Tom
DerWaldgeist via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 06/13/20
This is an incredibly eye opening story filled with a devastating series of events that unfolded for this family but the love and strength between the siblings and mother is incredible. It discusses so many complex impacts of abuse. I cannot fathom why people would criticise the narrator’s voice...Read full review »
isarahjane93 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/07/20
Was a difficult story to listen to but really interesting and opened my eyes! I LOVE how you owned your anger! What a story ! Well done ❤️
Krisandcoorubpopgusmad01 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/06/20
What a tragic story but so moved by the strength of all your family. Thank you for sharing this remarkable story. I hope all your family goes on to have exciting and rewarding lives. Joanna.
mainge1976 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/05/20
The story was interesting and hard to listen to, which I think was good (based on the subject matter), but the hosts delivery sounds extremely tired and bored. This was so distracting that it made it difficult to focus on the subject. I respect her and her families ability to be open about their...Read full review »
poddhead via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/20
Raquel’s calm and purposeful narration of the chaotic, catastrophic story of the impact of her father on her family’s life brings some balance to a harrowing tale that is beautifully told. Be prepared for some honest, heartfelt revelations by a well-adjusted family unit who have survived some...Read full review »
Woodsy Woods via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/25/20
Hard to understand—takes forever to get to the point
Purpleeducator via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/20
This is the first 1 star review I have gave. I typically enjoy a broad variety of opinions and topics. To be fair to the podcast creator I only listened to 18 minutes of the first episode. I really wanted to like this but the amount of subjective experience being treated as truth was a real...Read full review »
podworkeatsleep via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/20
Binged this. Horrific situation and aftermath, told with such honesty. I wish you all nothing but the best in future 🤗
40th nickname attempt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/23/20
This family is so brave & I really admire them for using their truth to try and help others. It wasn’t just a podcast about their own trauma, but also brought in a deeper facet as to how it all relates to us as a society, and breaking the cycle. To the Medusa person who left that rather...Read full review »
amlaeix via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/20
Thank you to you and your family for baring your souls to make this moving podcast. I cried with you and laughed with you. I wish you all wellness within and happiness always x
Koakleysmummasboy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/16/20
A very powerful story which I’m sure will empower victims of abuse to come forward. There is however a significant geographical inaccuracy about the distance from Bull Creek to the Perth CBD. It takes 10-15 minutes and I cannot understand how this was stated as 3 times that in the podcast.
Joshwa86 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/15/20
Love the tone in your voice when telling your truth. Thanks for sharing and trusting the podcast community with your story.
kandiceh via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/07/20
Inspiring. This family deserves happiness. Matt is an awesome brother.
Shelbylynn72 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/20
It struck me at the end that she makes the remark or asks the question of her brother Matt, If he thinks it’s easier for them to forgive him because he gave them good things in their childhood? Is it really for them to forgive him for what he did to Gabriel? Forgiveness is not theirs to give...Read full review »
the modern medusa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/20
I love the personal nature and the multi family member approach x
101 history via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/20/20
I have often heard that pedifiles were made by being victims of abuse themselves. This doesn’t condone their actions, not everyone thats been abused become an abuser. It’s more about a control issue than sexual. I wonder if Ralph had been abused?
Pamela JBH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/20
Put some enthusiasm in your voice
nutelless via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/16/20
Such a well told story. Very heartbreaking but also inspiring to see how they all try to move forward from their past. Thank you for being vulnerable enough to share and for advocating for survivors of sexual abuse.
jacquelinenava via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/20
Hi Raquel, Your story is one of courage, both in sharing it and in sending a powerful message from the perspective of a survivors and someone who has experienced significant trauma. It candidly highlights the compete flaws of our systems and how our institutions lack insight into...Read full review »
ben .......... via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/04/20
I loved it. It’s an honest and well told survivor story, and it inspired me to want to work through some more of my stuff. It’s very important to hear these stories.
upagains via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/20
Thank you for sharing your life story, so very brave of you ,and your family. I wish you happiness for your future 🌻
valli uk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/20
Thank you thank you thank you thanks to all of you for sharing
holymolyleopard via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/21/20
It’s a brilliant, emotional but somewhat light podcast that allows you to feel the families grief and torment but not feel weighed down or uncomfortable. This podcast discusses some really profound moment in this gorgeous families life. Five star. Thank you for sharing your grief, anger and your...Read full review »
Gooses buddy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/21/20
This pod cast is worth the 5 stars. Very raw and emotional conversation between family members reminiscing on a roller coaster past. I really enjoyed hearing the point of view from the victims themselves.
Lanaanana via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/16/20
Thank you for sharing your incredible story. You never know who might listen and who this might help. It gives hope and courage to those who went through trauma or are going through trauma that they are not permanent, and that they can be overcome.
jitsgal via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/01/20
This is heartbreaking, and hard to listen to but it’s well done. It opened my eyes to what was right in front of me.
Mamatwo3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/20
Such a strong inspirational group of people come together for this podcast. Covering so many important topics- racism, child abuse, suicide, self-help and personal growth. In 7 short episodes this is a must listen!
Randi EUG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/20
Great podcast. My heart goes out to all.
Hdbvegdgbdnd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
Thankyou for sharing your traumatic story, one that many will be able to connect with. It’s well written and produced, heartfelt, filled with tender moments, sadness and every other emotion known to us. I wish you all the love and strength on your journey to recovery and healing. And thank you...Read full review »
Axton/Sal via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/07/20
this is truly an incredible series of past trauma, trauma perpetuation, and this vital story of breaking ancestral trauma through your brother and personal traumas with yourself and other family members. thank you for your beautiful contribution to further the narrative of abuse from the...Read full review »
Adrian Scott via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/20
Raquel, thank you and your family for sharing your story. You shared some important messages with us all. The show is also very well recorded and edited, good work! I highly recommend this podcast as one of the best I’ve listened to recently.
eve_kay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/05/20
Such a resilient, strong family. I can’t even imagine the strength needed to revisit all their trauma. I wish them all the best and hope they continue to heal as a family group. Thank you for sharing your stories.
Crab soup via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/04/20
Thank you for sharing your story! I think more people need to be educated about this topic. You did a great job talking about a topic that has affected you.
ali.lag via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/20
It is a miracle (me-Raquel) that you all survived. What an incredibly brave thing to do to tell your story!
Butterly6 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/04/20
The presenter on this podcast should have taken some presentation lessons, her delivery is incredibly boring and dreary.
Turbine. via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/01/20
Outstanding & confronting A very brave family sharing their challenging past Congratulations to them for surviving. Thank you to each of them for being so brave sharing their very personal story
honestgray via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/31/20
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