Prevent Resist Support Podcast

PRS Podcast

What is Prevent Resist Support?

Prevent Resist Support is a new podcast from the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Resistance, and Support at the University of Windsor. This podcast will focus on the ins and outs of campus-based sexual violence prevention. We'll be discussing our local approaches to tackling the complex issue of sexual and gender-based violence, and interviewing experts in the field.

Find local support for sexual violence at the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) website.

Our Theme Song

Our amazing PRS podcast theme song is by Canadian singer-songwriter Keats Conlon (She/Her)!

Keats Conlon

Here is what Keats has to say about the creative process for writing this original piece:

"As someone who has been inspired by Anne for many years (both as her friend and a fan of all her educational work) I was so excited and thankful to be a part of this project. After going back and forth with her and the rest of the creative team on a few drafts, we decided on the current iteration of the 'Prevent. Resist. Support.' theme. We felt that the strong melody and supportive message blended perfectly with the overall purpose of the podcast. Thanks for letting me be a part of this amazing project!"

Season 2

Episode 15 - Masculinity, Masculinities with Wil Prakash Fujarczuk

Wil Prakash Fujarczuk

In this episode Anne chats with Wil Prakash Fujarczuk about masculinity. We talk about how men experience masculinity, what toxic or hegemonic forms of masculinity look like, and fostering healthy masculinity.

Season 2 Episode 15 Transcript Coming Soon

Episode 14 - Embodiment & Community Care with Shaiden Keaney

Shaiden Keaney

In this episode, Anne chats with Shaiden about their embodiment focused practice, and the ways we can bring community care around events like Trans Day Of Remeberance (TDOR) & Trans Day Of Visibility (TDOV).

Season 2 Episode 14 Transcript Coming Soon

Episode 13 - All About Zines with Feels Zine

Sarah (left) & Hannah (right)

In this episode Anne chats with Hannah and Sarah, co-creators of Feels zine! We talk about creating zines, finding zines, zine culture, and more.

Visit the Feels zine website to learn more about their work and purchase one of their zines.

Follow @feelszine on Instagram!

Season 2 Episode 13 Transcript

Episode 12 - BDSM & Consent with Charity Smith

Charity Smith

In this episode Anne chats with Charity Smith, a counsellor in Berlin whose expertise includes kink and BDSM. Charity provides a BDSM-101, including a discussion of consent in BDSM or kink, red flags in new or existing partners, and more.

Visit Charity's website to learn more about her work.

Season 2 Episode 12 Transcript

Episode 11 - Supporting a Friend with Jordan Baylis-Morgan

Jordan Baylis-Morgan

In this episode, Anne chats with Jordan, a local Windsor psychotherapist. We talk about the ways we can support a friend who is going through a hard time, the limits to the kind of support a friend can provide, and how to suggest additional resources.

Check out Jordan's profile on Pschycology Today to learn more about their practice. 

Season 2 Episode 11 Transcript

Episode 10 - Sex After Trauma with Kaleigh Trace

Kaleigh Trace

In this episode, Anne chats with Kaleigh Trace, an Ontario therapist who has created content on having sex again after trauma. Kaleigh talks about knowing when it's the right time, how to start having sex again when you're ready, and how to be a supportive partner to someone after trauma.

Visit Kaleigh's website to learn more about their practice.

Season 2 Episode 10 Transcript

Episode 9 - Let's Talk About Menstruation! with Stacey Jacobs

Stacey Jacobs

Stacey Jacobs has been in the sex education world for a while now. Today, she joins Anne to chat about menstruation! We talk about the menstrual cycle, PMS, menopause, and more. 

Season 2 Episode 9 Transcript

Episode 8 - Reporting to the Police with Dr. Laurie Samuel

Dr. Laurie Samuel

This round we chat with Dr. Laurie Samuel from Cupid’s Sting about reporting sexual violence to the police. Laurie gives us a wonderful and nuanced perspective the factors that go into making the decision to report, and what to expect from the process.

Visit the Cupid's Sting website to learn more about their work.

Season 2 Episode 9 Transcript

Episode 7 - Remembering the École Polytechnique Massacre with Julie Lalonde

Julie Lalonde

In this episode, Anne talks with Julie Lalonde (of Resilience is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie Lalonde) about the events of December 6th, 1989 at École Polytechnique. Whether you're just hearing about December 6th, or you're here to take a moment to reflect on the ongoing significance of this violence, this is a great listen.

Season 2 Episode 7 Transcript

Episode 6 - Love Stories with Dr. Betty Barrett

Dr. Betty Barrett

In this episode we chat with the infamous Dr. Betty Barrett (of the Twilight lecture!). Betty and Anne talk about love stories, heteronormativity, love bombing, sad boys, manic pixie dream girls, and so much more. You're not going to want to miss this one!

Season 2 Episode 6 - Transcript

Episode 5 - Girls Resist with Dr. Sara Crann

Dr. Sara Crann

Have you ever wondered, 'why don't we run this workshop in high schools?' Check out Episode 5 of our second season for a chat with Dr. Sara Crann, a researcher who is adapting the Flip the Script™ program for high school aged girls. We chat about adapting content for a younger audience, barriers to bringing sexual violence programming into high schools, and revolutionary sex education for young girls and women.

Follow Girls Resist on social media!

Intstagram: @girls.resist

Twitter: @Girls_Resist

Facebook: Girls Resist Project at the University of Windsor

Episode 5 - Transcript Coming Soon

Episode 4 -  Women's Access to Healthcare with Dr. Kendall Soucie

Dr. Kendall Soucie

We got to chat with Dr. Kendall Soucie about her research on PCOS and women’s experiences accessing care in the medical system. Listen in for a discussion of the barriers women face to diagnosis and accessing medical support, and some tips on advocating for yourself.

Visit the HEAL Lab UWindsor website to learn more about Dr. Soucie's work.

Follow the HEAL Lab on social media! 

Instagram: @theheallab 

Facebook: The HEAL Lab

Season 2 Episode 4 Transcript

Episode 3 - Report with REES with Mary Lobson

Mary Lobson

Have you heard about REES? UWindsor has partnered with REES to offer online reporting for members of our UWindsor community! Learn more about the REES tool, how it was created, and how it works. 

Visit the REES website to learn more about your reporting options.

Follow REES on social media!

Instagram: @reescommunity

Facebook: REES

Twitter: @reescommunity

Season 2 Episode 3

Episode 2 - Acts of Resistance with Shaiden Keaney

Shaiden Keaney

In our second episode of season 2 (!) we're chatting with Shaiden Keaney from Acts of Resistance! AoR is a self defence class for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks and community, and is related to Wen Do Women's Self Defence. UWindsor is bringing Acts of Resistance to our campus (virtually) this Fall.

Visit the Wen Do website to learn about Shaiden's work with teaching self defence to queer communities. 

Season 2 Episode 2

Episode 1 - Bystander Stories with Dr. Frankie Cachon

Dr. Frankie Cachon

Welcome back! In our first episode of season 2, we chat with Dr. Frankie Cachon from the Bystander Initiative about bystander intervention stories!

Visit the Bystander Initiative for more information about the workshops, courses, and leadership opporunities or register for a workshop.

Follow the Bystander Initiative on social media!

Instagram: @bystander_uwindsor

Facebook: UWindsor Bystander Initiative

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Season 1

Episode 12 - Sexual Violence & Civil Law with Gillian Hnatiw

Gillian Hnatiw

In this episode, Anne chats with Gillian Hnatiw, a Toronto lawyer who has specialized in sexual violence work. Gillian outlines the difference between the criminal and civil legal systems, including survivor-centred legal work, how lawyers can assist with a criminal sexual assault case, and the civil law options available to survivors.

Visit Gillian’s website to learn more about her work and legal services.

Access information on Ontario’s independent legal advice support program for survivors of sexual violence, including how to receive up to 4 hours of free legal advice. 

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Episode 11 - Men & Sexual Violence with Wil Prakash Fujarczuk

Will Prakash Fujarczuk

In honour of Men's Health Week, we sat down with Wil Prakash Fujarczuk from McMaster University to discuss men's experiences of sexual violence. Anne and Wil chat about men's experiences of sexual assault, rape myths and gender norms that relate to men specifically, and portrayals of male survivors in the media. Wil also tells us about the Male Allies program, from the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region.

Visit McMaster's Sexual Violence Prevention Response Office to learn about Wil's work or contact Wil directly. 

More resources: 

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Episode 10 - What to Do When Your Friends Has Caused Harm with Robyn Ocean

Robyn Ocean

In this episode, Anne chats with Robyn Ocean, the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator at Trent University. Robyn shares some of her content from her workshop What To Do When Your Friend Has Caused Harm. We talk about believing survivors, processing your own feelings, how to talk to your friend about it, and more! If cancel culture is on your mind, this is a great listen. Robyn approaches the topic from a community and restorative justice mindset. 

Visit Trent University's Sexual Violence website to learn more about Robyn's work. 

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Episode 9 - Racism and Sexual Violence with Tiyondah Fante-Coleman

Tiyondah Fante-Coleman

Anne chats with Tiyondah Fante-Coleman from Pathways to Care & Black Health Alliance. We discuss They Said This Would Be Fun by Eternity Martis. We also talk about stereotypes about sexual violence and sexuality that Black men & women face, and through this, we talk about WAP, Dr. Seuss, FKA Twigs, John Mayer, Shania Twain, and more! This episode is a run through about pop-culture, with the overall message that we should question our assumptions about sexuality and sexual violence.

Visit the Pathways to Care website to learn more about their services. 

Follow Tiyondah on social media! 

Instagram: @tfantecoleman

Twitter: @tfantecoleman

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Episode 8 - Supporting a Trans Loved One

Deb Chard

This is part 2 of our TDOV (Trans Day of Visibility) chat with Alexander Reid, Executive Director of Trans Wellness Ontario (TWO)! In this episode, we get into how to support someone in your life who is questioning their gender, or who has come out to you as trans. Alexander shares lots of ways to support someone you know and love, including how to practice pronouns and what to do if you make a mistake.

Visit the Trans Wellness Ontario website to learn more about their services. 

Follow Trans Wellness Ontario on social media! 

Instagram: @transwellness.ontario

Facebook: Trans Wellness Ontario

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Episode 7 - Questioning Your Gender with Alexander Reid

Deb Chard

This is part 1 of our TDOV (Trans Day of Visibility) chat with Alexander Reid, Executive Director of Trans Wellness Ontario (TWO)! Formerly known as WE Trans Support, TWO is a local organization in Windsor Ontario that aims to promote trans & queer wellness in our community. In this part of our chat, Alexander and I discuss questioning your gender, exploring your gender, and the process of transitioning. Happy TDOV!!

Visit the Trans Wellness Ontario website to learn more about their services. 

Follow Trans Wellness Ontario on social media! 

Instagram: @transwellness.ontario

Facebook: Trans Wellness Ontario

Season 1 Episode 7 Transcript

Episode 6 - The Importance of Evidence with Dr. Charlene Senn

Dr. Charlene Senn

In our sixth episode, Anne chats with Dr. Charlene Senn, creator of the Flip the Script™ program (also known as EAAA or Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Research Chair in Sexual Violence. We talk about the importance of research evidence in choosing methods to address campus-based sexual violence. Charlene also shares some of the journey of developing the Flip the Script™ program, including the wealth of research she did to determine efficacy!

Visit our website to learn more about UWindsor’s implementation of the Flip the Script with EAAA Program (tm).
*Please note, Flip the Script is currently on hold due to COVID-19.

To learn about the Flip the Script with EAAA Program (tm) generally, or to find information about bringing this program to your campus, visit the SARE Centre website.

Visit Dr. Charlene Senn’s website to learn more about her work.

Episode 5 - Initmacy in the Dramatic Arts with Siobhan Richardson P.2

Deb Chard

This episode is the second half of Anne's chat with Siobhan Richardson, an actor, fighter, and intimacy director/coach from Toronto, ON. In this episode we talk about what professionalism means in the dramatic arts, and how to cultivate joyful workspaces. We also talk about boundaries, and how to handle it when someone crosses someone's boundary in scene work. Siobhan walks through a framework for addressing and handling accidental boundary crossing in scene work. 

Visit Siobhan's website to learn more about her work.

Season 1 Episode 5 Transcript

Episode 4 - Intimacy in the Dramatic Arts with Siobhan Richardson P.1

Deb Chard

In this episode Anne chats with Siobhan Richardson, an actor, fight director, and intimacy director in Toronto Ontario. This episode covers the basics of intimacy directing, and the difference between the language of intimacy directing and coaching. We talk about what "comfortable" means in the dramatic arts, exploring discomfort and vulnerability as an actor, and the importance of bringing in an intimacy director. We also talk about the "brave yes", exploring boundaries, and consent in scene work.

Visit Siobhan's website to learn more about her work.

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Episode 3 - Kick Ass Resistance with Deb Chard

Deb Chard

In our third episode, Anne interviews Deb Chard from Wen Do Women's Self Defence. Deb is a lead trainer for Wen Do, and is an inspiring educator and activist. We talk about women's resistance to sexual violence, women's oppression in society, trusting your gut, and internalized misogyny. Deb also shares one of my favourite resistance success stories!

Visit the Wen Do website to learn more about women's self defence. 

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Episode 2 - Red Flags for Domestic Violence with Tamara Will

Tamara Will

In this episode, Anne chats with Tamara Will from Western University. Tamara is the Gender-based Violence & Survivor Support Case Manager, and has a background in domestic and relationship violence work. We talk about the red flags for abuse, the barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, and how to support a friend who is in an abusive relationship.

Learn more about Western's support services

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Episode 1 - An Introduction to Us

Dr. Dusty Johnstone and Dr. Frankie Cachon

In this episode, meet the women who are working to address campus-based sexual violence at UWindsor!

Anne Rudzinski (the Sexual Wellness and Consent Coordinator) hosts this podcast and interviews Dr. Dusty Johnstone (the Sexual Misconduct Officer) and Dr. Frances Cachon (Acting Coordinator of the Bystander Initiative). We'll go through our comprehensive strategy - Prevent. Resist. Support.

Season 1 Episode 1 Transcript

Anne Rudzinski

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