My Sister's Secrets

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My Sister's Secrets

Sometimes really bad things happen in families. Things that aren’t spoken about. Things that are covered up to protect adults….at the expense of children. But sometimes, decades later, when those children grow up, they make the courageous, difficult decision to speak up, even if there is enormous pressure from within their family and community to stay silent. Virginia Tapscott is one of those children who grew up and spoke out, after the death of her beloved older sister Ally Tapp who was abused by not just one trusted male relative but two.

This is the story of Virginia and Ally.

A heads up, this podcast deals with sexual assault and child sexual assault. If you need help please call 1800 Respect.



With thanks to Virginia Tapscott. You can listen to her podcast My Sister's Secrets here: 

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Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

Producer: Gia Moylan

Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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