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What if your brother became a monster?

This Is Actually Happening
This Is Actually Happening

Growing up in a broken home with a loving mother, a woman faces disturbing and routine abuse from her brother, but after it escalates, and the unthinkable happens, the terror never ends. 

Today's episode featured Amy Chesler. To find out more about her and her story, you can find her book on Working for Justice on Amazon. Amy also has her own podcast, What Came Next, which chronicles in greater depth her experiences with the criminal justice system and the media, as well as other firsthand accounts from survivors and advocates throughout history. You can also find her on Instagram @amybchesler, and on her website amybchesler.com.

Working for Justice: https://amzn.to/483m9Ut 

Amy's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/amybchesler

What Came Next on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/whatcamenext_podcast

What Came Next on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-came-next/id1674051643

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz

Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual assault of a minor, domestic abuse and violence, graphic bodily injury, alcohol and drug abuse, murder, explicit language

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Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: “Union Flow” - Spuntic


If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources:

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Text or Call 988 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

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