PRS Podcast

Season 1

Season Preview

This is our inaugural season of the podcast. Meet our team learn with Anne as she interviews experts on topics including evidence-based sexual violence prevention, racism and sexual violence, as well as how to support a trans loved one. 

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

Episodes, Descriptions, and Transcripts

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. 

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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

Season 1 Episode 2 Transcript

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

Contact Us

Anne Rudzinski

For questions about the Prevent. Resist. Support. (PRS) podcast, contact Anne (She/Her)