The We in Me
By Erika Reva
Dissecting and chatting all aspects of Trauma, Recovery and educating on lives complicated by traumatic experiences.
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The We in MeDec 09, 2021
What’s Up? What’s New? What the F$@?
We Reads - My Favorite Book & Updates
The Wind in the Willows
Help! I’m a Prisoner in the Library
It Could Happen
The Journey of the Noble Gnarble
Green Eggs & Ham by Dr Seuss
The Giving Tree
The Blustery Day - A A Milne
We Reads - Paddington
Greetings and Salutations everyone!
Here we are with another "We Reads," show for you and yours. We hope your littles, your children and anyone else you may like to share these with continue to enjoy these episodes.
PLEASE NOTE: This particular story does have some emotional ups and downs within its pages. SPOILER: Paddington's uncle does in fact die in this story so take proper care for this information as it is within this first episode.
If you have any story suggestions you'd like to hear please send it to us here on anchor via the new voice message feature or tweet us @TheWeinMe you can of course find us on our new website theweinme.org
Cheers everyone, enjoy!
A Divine Quiz with Andrew Jasko
This episode comes with a trigger warning. Drug use, religion and trauma are discussed throughout the episode. If these topics are not something you can safely handle please turn off the episode and we'll see you next time!
This week I sat down to discuss psychedelic drugs, meditation and religious trauma as well as the damage done via dogmatic systems.
Andrew Jasko's Website
Andrew Jasko on Twitter
Story Time - I Knew You Could
Kevin & Co from Twitter: @Onelilpill produced this episode of the second book from The Little Engine that Could, entitled - "I Knew You Could."
We hope you enjoy this weeks episode and don't forget to hop on over to Kevin's blog to find the activities that accompany this weeks episode.
Enjoy your weekend and beginning of summer everyone!
The Absent Present Father
Happy Father’s Day... Please be advised this episode comes with a light trigger warning.
This week's episode is another of the "We Reads," segments. This post comes from a piece we wrote for Defying Shadows over three years ago now. We no long write for this site, but if you're interested in seeing more about them and their work follow the link!
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People had reached out and enjoyed the poems we read for the Therapy episode, so I decided to read two others this week.
Ad Finem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
They're two of my father's favorite poems. He used to read poetry to me when I was very small and throughout my years. One of my most cherished books in my collection is a copy of "The Best Loved Poems of the American People." This was the book he read to me from as a child, though it's my own copy not his original one.
The One Where Erika Discusses our Time in Therapy...
Well here we are...I wasn't certain I'd be able to get this episode completed for this weeks release, but here we are. I hope you lovely listeners enjoy this week's show and get at least a little something out of it. Whether it be hope, confidence, fear or folly take what you need to hear.
Please be aware that this week's show may be triggering for some, though I won't be going into trauma details I will be discussing some about how certain things were worked through. As you'll come to hear we didn't work in the "standard of care," type way, but we found a doctor who did work with me collectively and that dear psychologist is the best thing you can give to a client living with DID, in our opinion.
Throughout the episode you'll hear some of our favorite works of written word, and I do hope you enjoy them. Please heed the trigger warnings placed throughout the episode and skip ahead to the next section if necessary for you!
We'll see ya next week wonderful people! Thanks for listening...
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This weeks episode I sat down with The Crisses to discuss some about their life and story as well as what it's like compiling an event like the Plural World Positivity Conference.
Twitter - @TheCrisses
Facebook - Criss Ittermann
Website - kinhost.org
Plural Events on youtube
Typical DID Questions - Session 2
Here we are with the second session of typically asked Dissociative Identity Disorder questions...
This week we'll be focused on relationships, mainly mine and my husbands. Thanks for joining us stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear about some exciting new apps we're pleased to be sharing with you!
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Vennie Kocsis - Author of Cult Child
Here we are another week into Season 2 of the show... This episode we want to put a trigger warning on before you proceed because Cult abuse and different types of trauma will be discussed as well as triggers in general and some specifics. As always, please stop the episode if you find it is too much, ground yourself, and come back at a later time (or not at all). Thank you to everyone who has continued supporting us in our work and stay tuned for much more this season of The We in Me podcast, as well as, season 3... We've got much more to come for your listening pleasures.
If you have questions, comments concerns or would like to be/recommend a guest for the show you may reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org Cherry good day to you all! big thanks to Sarah from Sarah'sGoodBadLuck for allowing us to use her music. To hear her album and the full length version of the song, Repetitive, GO HERE!
Vennie's website: venniekocsis.com
Amazon: Cult Child
For further information on Vennie visit her website listed above and follow her on twitter! I'm sure we'll see wonderful things from her in the future.
Story Time - Toe Shoe Mouse
I imagine the excitement is grand, but bare with us and read this little description of the first Story Time!
Welcome, we're glad you're here, but let's discuss this weeks book for a moment and what is best for all of you...
1. This book may be a bit frightening at times for very young (young thinking) individuals, parts/alters/headmates, what have you.
2. There are a few chase scenes, it can be quite exciting to picture our little sweet mouse, but don't worry this story has the best ending of all.
3. If at any point the story becomes too much, please be aware of this and turn off the episode until next week!
4. The new "Story Time" episodes will air once a month, typically, on the third Sunday of every month. If this is something you want to enjoy don't forget to help littles mark the calendar.
5. Stories will vary from month to month (& yes we are considering adding a special segment for those who just enjoy being read to, stay tuned) but if you have suggestions please feel free to reach out to us! -Do so with the help of an adult, if that is the situation.
6. Have fun and enjoy! I'd love to see any artwork yous create that came from the story of the month. Please share it with us via
Twitter: @TheWeinMe or email@example.com
Until next time, Little Ones, we hope you enjoy these episodes!
Daniel Carcillo - The Brain The Body The Mind
This week I sat down with Daniel Carcillo, discussing brain health and all that encompasses the brain and mind.
Brain injury, mental health, neurons and the science of brain health. Building neurological pathways utilizing regenerative brain therapies. It's fascinating stuff so without further adieu we hope you enjoy this episode.
Find out more about Daniel's work life at the provided links both above and below.
All the best everyone, we'll catch you next week for the first installment of the "Story Time," series for littles and younger parts. Once a month we will be producing episodes for littles and/or your children to enjoy along with you. We will choose various books from suggestions YOU have given us! Stay tuned for more to come on this. Please feel free to tweet us @TheWeinMe or send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The first book we will be reading is called, Toe Shoe Mouse.
Shout out and thanks to Sarah's Good Bad Luck for the use of her music on our podcast you're fabulous! Did you enjoy the clip of her song "Repetitive," that closed out this weeks episode? Then go check her newest album out CLICK HERE. Don’t forget to check out the new Podcoin app! The We in Me Podcast will be available on Podcoin soon... go check out it out in the App Store!
10 Human Things
Sakinah - Mental Illness & Religion (S2, #10)
Welcome back to another episode of The We in Me Podcast.
This week we're discussing Faith, Family and Mental Illness with Sakinah, @TheMuslimHippie we hope you enjoy this discussion from the show and as always please reach out with any questions, comments or suggestions > TheWeinMeBlog@Gmail.com
This weeks music is from: @SarahJickling check out her website, Sarah's Good Bad Luck, to hear the entire song, Repetitive, and her album.
Alexa James - NAMI Chicago
This week we're bringing you an important conversation with Alexa James the director of NAMI Chicago. A fantastic organization that we've had the pleasure of working with personally.
The Series on Typical DID Questions
This was just the introductory episode others in the future, as I said, will be more in-depth and have specific themes to the questions ie: relationships, emotion, body etc..
The song Rogue featured at the end of the episode is a favorite of mine and one we decided to share again. From Adam of Compulsive Ink on youtube! Take care everyone we'll see you next week!
Sarah Clark & The Stronghold System
We had the chance to sit down and chat with Sarah and The Stronghold System for this weeks episode!
I sincerely hope you all enjoy our chat with Sarah, even if my brain was dealing me a messy hand on this episode of the podcast.
We know how you all enjoy our little jokes and the mess that becomes me, so without further adieu I hope you enjoy the episode and some of the new music that we'll be sharing with you over the coming weeks.
Facebook: AlterNation (this is not an open group and you will need to send a join request and answer questions)
Once again a massive thank you to everyone who's been reaching out to be a guest and offer up their music.
This week's musical pleasure is brought to you from Sarah's Good Bad Luck!
Jose Creator of The Phoenix Empowered (S2, #6)
In this week's episode we sit down to chat with Jose, a man who is taking his story to better the lives of others and share via his project
Utilizing his voice to grow the community and facilitate connections with those who have been silenced. It's a great discussion on identity, our mutual adoration for etymology and what the future holds.
If you'd like to connect with Jose and follow his work:
Jose's Twitter: @jrosario_27
The Phoenix Empowered Twitter: @ThePhoenixEmpowered
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A big shout out to the overwhelming response and love from those both within and out of the Mental Health Community for sharing their music and reaching out!
Music Provided by: Sarah's Good Bad Luck
Dr. Janina Scarlet - The Superhero Therapist (S2, #5)
We really were excited to speak with Dr. Scarlet in this episode, as you will soon hear.
She works with PTSD in quite a unique way, given her own experiences and personal connections to superheroes like, Storm, we hope you'll see why she is doing such amazing work!
For those interested in her book(s): Available on Amazon
To the clinicians and curious: superhero-therapy.com
A big thank you again to Dr Janina Scarlet for joining us on our show and thanks to our listeners who had brought her fantastic work to our attention. We do indeed read and respond to all messages (though it can take some time), but we are always looking for guest suggestions from our listeners.
Thank you to the fabulous @SarahJickling her new album is available via her website> Sarah's Good Bad Luck, the clip of her song, Repetitive you heard at the end of this episode can be found at that link as well! Enjoy everyone! She's really great.
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Grief & DID (S2, #4)
No guest this week, instead we have another "We Reads," episode for you.
This post is a reading from our own blog and one many have had questions regarding. TheWeinMe.com
For more in-depth discussion on the topic of Death stay tuned for a future episode, coming to you this spring.
I'll keep this info short and let you get to the episode.
This week we're pleased to again thank, @SarahJickling from Sarah's Good Bad Luck for allowing us to use some of her music. You'll be hearing her song, Repetitive, but if you'd like to hear the full length version as well as the rest of her new album just follow the link above!
Slainte' everyone, until next week.
Arien - DID & Relationships (S2, #3)
We hope you enjoy this weeks episode of The We in Me podcast. Today we have Arien on discussing his life with DID, how he came to get diagnosed and the intricacies of disclosing his diagnosis to his partner.
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Arien- Twitter: @Arien_Inspires
Music provided by Adam Noizic of Compulsive Ink youtube and @SarahJickling check out her full album over at Sarah's Good Bad Luck!
Breanna Moss of Fresh Kulture in Chicago (S2, #2)
On Deliverance - Theresa (S2, #1)
Here we are, Season Two of the podcast!
This was very exciting to me. I desire structure and schedule, but have never really had that consistency within my life, for a multitude of reasons, but we've gone 21 consecutive weeks without missing a deadline. This is a massive milestone for me and something I am quite pleased we've been able to do. I definitely hope you've been enjoying the show and we can't thank everyone enough for all their support, sharing with their friends, family colleagues, loved ones etc...
We hope you continue to show the love, reach out to us with your guest(s) suggestions and continued comments regarding The We in Me Podcast so we can, in turn, continue to bring you a diverse group of guests, views and content for many more seasons to come! Without all of your support we wouldn't have made it this far, so again we thank you.
This weeks episode comes to you via a guest post from Theresa over at dis-sos.com. She shared this piece on her blog and I very much can appreciate her sharing this knowledge within her religion, church leaders and patrons in attempts to bring about much needed change and understanding. We hope you enjoy her word and again, please take heed of the trigger warnings in this episode. See everyone next week!
The music in this episode was a special request we had sent to people we know within the Mental Health Community. Many thanks to our friend and fellow advocates Erez Shek (of The Shek Check) and Anginet Page. Enjoy!
If you want to be a guest of the show or have recommendation and questions or comments don't forget to send them over to us at
Matthew Roth - Writer & Director of FivePiece Movie #20
In this weeks episode we will be chatting with Matthew Roth, the creator of Five Piece Movie. For those of you who have been listening to our show you may have heard our episode with Robert Paul Taylor, the actor who played Brandon, a man Living with DID, well now we have the back story and great conversation with Super_Mats (on twitter) discussing where this idea originated and why he's proud of their work!
All links below! Enjoy the show everyone.
Matthew Roth on Twitter: @Super_Mats
The film's IMDB: Five Piece
Five Piece on Twitter: @FivePieceMovie
Five Piece on Instagram: @FivePieceMovie
Thank you to the amazing musicians who've been reaching out! We will be getting back to everyone shortly, as always if you have a guest suggestion or want to share your music with us to be heard in an episode of the show please send all inquiries to:
To hear more of Adam Noizic's music from Compulsive Ink just follow the link!
Be Our Guest - Musicians Wanted
I wanted to toss this up here as as quick little commercial clip, as a few of you may have seen on our Twitter we're reaching out to those with musical talents!
Listen to the episode for further information and contact us at email@example.com
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The M is Silent #19
Today we're bringing you another We Reads episode. This was a guest post we had written up for Nikki O. at herdaringthoughts.blogspots.com
Stay tuned at the end of episode we'll be chatting some about experiences and suggestions for handling bullying and getting help, as well as, transitions from high school to adult life.
Music provided by: Compulsive Ink
Melissa Boyle - Geek Magnifique #18
We came to know Melissa, via Twitter and were thrilled she agreed to come on to share some of her story with all of you and celebrate her new book!
If you haven't already go to your amazon app and order yours today!
Brittany Simon - BPD vs. DID #17
We are very pleased to bring you our first guest of 2019, Brittany Simon. She is a Youtuber, BDSM educator and lives with BPD, Borderline Personality Disorder.
This episode comes with a trigger warning as some graphic and potentially triggering words are used during our discussion. Please note, that as always we ask our listeners to utilize their best judgement and avoid episodes with TW as they may not be able to handle them.
Where to find Brittany:
Youtube - www.youtube.com/user/Brittanysofficial
Twitter - @BrittanySomeone
Music Provided by: Compulsive Ink
Stewart & Nicola CSA Survivors #16
As many of you probably know we had the pleasure of speaking at an event up in Barrie, Ontario October of this year (2018). While there we met Stewart and Nicola, both CSA survivors, advocates and Gatehouse volunteers. In this episode they share their own individual stories, what they're up to now and some amazing resources.
Twitter: UnforgivenWarrior, @GotToGetOutOf
The Gatehouse: thegatehouse.org
Resources for crisis outreach:
As stated please reach out to your own doctor(s)
if needed here are US and Canadian options- - -
(US)National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1 (800) 273-8255
Canada Crisis Services:
Call 1 (833) 456-4566
Leave Me Be #15
We hope everyone is enjoying these...As of right now we are planing on continuing this into the New Year; if you have any suggestions on written word you think we should read please let us know! We've received a few emails from people requesting a few things as well, so stay tuned for those episodes in the coming months!
Wishing everyone safe, consensual, and Happy Holidays, we know how difficult this time of year gets for some.
We hear you.
We see you.
We believe you.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!
Robert Paul Taylor - Portraying DID in Film #14
One that has been discussed a lot within the DID Community, but we are very pleased to be able to bring this discussion to the podcast for you our listeners.
Robert Paul Taylor is an actor and a recent work of his was Five Piece movie, written and directed by Matthew Roth.
In today's episode Robert discusses with us how he prepared for a role portraying a man living with DID, some of the ups and downs as well as some of his hope for the future. He also shares a bit about the film (no spoilers).
We hope you enjoy and again a big thank you to Robert Paul Taylor for joining us on this episode!
You can find him on social media:
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See you next week everyone.
Music provided by: Adam Noizic of Compulsive Ink:
One of our favorite's on Adam's page is "Rainy Day Love Song."
Karen Unrue - Blue Jellyfish Syndrome #13
The We in Me - Chapter 1 #12
This episode is very personal and dear to us... It is also quite an anxiety inducing episode to release.
"The trauma after the trauma."
As stated in the beginning we explain some about where the name "The We in Me," originated, as well as sharing far more about our life years ago, via the very first chapter of the book one of us has been writing for over 15 years. Yes, it's been that long (longer), but she's very private and self conscious. I am stunned we were allowed to share this with you here on The We in Me Podcast... We do so hope it's enjoyed.
This was a time in life where I (Erika) was hardly ever present, constantly dissociating and very "switchy." It was around this time when I was beginning to lean towards giving up on finding help. My parts on the other hand had very different plans...
PLEASE NOTE: There is adult content explicit language in this episode because you'll be hearing some from Anger (capital A) and Jynx.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse into our lives, my life before my diagnosis, and Bob's writing. We find her beyond good at what she does and how she explains us without giving away too much is pretty neat. In some of our own opinions she is one of my most talented parts.
Oh and to our Canadian friends, you'll hear a bit about that too.
We are Planning something special for the holiday season as we know it's a difficult time of year for so many, so stay tuned if you've been enjoying the "We Read,' episodes!
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Big thank you again to Adam Noizic for the continued support and use of his music. For those who don't know, Adam has a youtube channel with original songs, like the one you've heard at the end of the episode! Don't forget to check out Compulsive Ink and subscribe to their channel below.
Kevin & Co. - DID & LGBTQ+ #11
Beyond The Curtain #10
The latest episode of "The We in Me Reads." We hope everyone enjoys this episode but please note this Read comes with a Trigger and Explicit content Warning.
Trauma is discussed. R*pe.
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BIG Thank You to Adam Noizic of Compulsive Ink for reaching out and letting us use his music! Check out the link below to listen to more from Adam another member of the DID Community, with some serious musical talent!
NOTE: it is safe to listen to this episode at 5:21 to hear a clip of the song Rogue. To listen to more of Adam's music follow the link below.
Author & Advocate Shirley Davis #9
Thanks again to Versus The Awake: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGyyxqz9V-0
The We in Me
Please send all comments, questions, suggestions, requests etcetera to our blog email. If you are a DID System with singing/song writing talent we want to hear from you!
Terminology & Dissociative Disorders #8
Taking Responsibility with Erez Shek #7
In this episode we discuss the importance of accepting responsibility for your own mental illness and health, as well as, how to balance life and work on bettering yourself and strengthening peoples understanding of you in a variety of relationships.
We were thrilled Shek joined us and look forward to having him back again here on The We in Me Podcast.
Anchor: The Shek Check
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Happy Halloween - The We Reads #6
Spilling Rice all Over the Cat's Kimono...Wait? #5
Friendship & DID #4
Travel & DID - Our Canada Trip #3
Apologies in advance, certain words become stuck in my brain at times and today's word of the day seems to be, "amazing." We hope you enjoy this episode and continue to check this space as well as other platforms for more of "The We in Me," Podcast.
Music from Brandon Dillon on youtube.