Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cyrus Webb Presents "The Patricia Singleton Story" on Conversations Live! Radio Interview

On Thursday, April 29, 2010, Cyrus Webb on BlogTalkRadio will do my first ever interview, "The Patricia Singleton Story," on his Conversations Live! Radio program.  The times that the show will be going on are:
1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 a.m. CST, 11:00 a.m. MST, and 10:00 a.m. PST

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2010/04/29/cyrus-webb-presents-the-patricia-singleton-story-o

If you can't join us for the live show, then you can click on the link that I will be giving you and listen to the interview later on at your convenience.  I hope that you will come back here and leave me your comments about the interview afterwards to let me know what you think.  You can also leave comments on the program at the link for listening to the interview.  Remember, this is my first ever interview and I don't have any questions from Cyrus before hand to practice my responses.  Cyrus is an excellent interviewer.  He asks some deep questions on the subject when he does an interview.

I want to share Cyrus's description of the topic of the interview:
"With the recent admissions of rape and incest among celebrities like Monique and others, attention is once again being brought on this important topic.  Host Cyrus Webb welcomes Patricia Singleton to Conversations Live! Radio to share her own story of surviving such abuse and how she is using her experience to help others and continue to heal in the process. . . ."  Thank you Cyrus.

I am honored to be given this opportunity to speak out and to make people aware that incest and child abuse can happen to any one.  It could be someone in your neighborhood, your church, your community, or even some child in your own family.  I am grateful for this opportunity to spread the awareness of child abuse to a greater audience.  I thank my readers for being open to reading my words about my spiritual journey through recovery from incest.  I look forward to meeting new people through this interview. I ask for your prayers to join with mine that I will say the right things that need to be voiced to help others break their own silence of abuse.

Welcome to my world.  The link for this interview is here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2010/04/29/cyrus-webb-presents-the-patricia-singleton-story-o

Thank you for joining me for this interview.  Thank you to all of the other abuse survivors who are my inspiration on this journey through life.
Patricia

25 comments:

katie said...

dear patricia~ i'm so happy to hear about this. you are so brave and inspiring to reach out like you do. my thoughts will be with you. big hugs!

Patricia Singleton said...

Katie, thank you so much for your support.

Alene said...

Patricia, Good luck with the interview, you're so courageous to do this, and that courage is a great, empowering example to others.

Patricia Singleton said...

Alene, thank you. I appreciate your support. Have a glorious day of running.

Colleen said...

Good luck! I cannot wait to hear it. Hugs.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Pat. Your voice will be heard. Thank you for providing the link. Blessings.

Patricia Singleton said...

Colleen, thank you. All hugs appreciated right now. Little Patty is terrified right now.

Patricia Singleton said...

JBR, thank you for your support. You are welcome.

Barbara F. Manning said...

Hi Patricia!

I was able to listen to this earlier than I thought! You did a TERRIFIC JOB! You are a human angel on earth with a mission and a role that is so awesome, even though so challenging! Taking your own pain and turning it into such opportunities for healing and growth, not only for you, but for all of us who observe you, is a truly a gift !

You are such a gift to us all!

Thank you for your awesome courage to speak about that which is so difficult but that needs to be out in the open so desperately!

We Love You!

Love, Hugs and Many Blessings to you!
Barbara

Patricia Singleton said...

Barbara, thank you. Your comment and your support means the world to me. Your presence in my life is a gift as well. I am glad that Slade introduced us. I was trembling inside the whole time. I am glad it did not show in my voice. What the trembling showed me was how important the topic of this interview is to me.

katie said...

dear patricia~ i listened to your interview this afternoon and it was wonderful! you did such a great job :) thank you so very much for all that you do and for just being you~

i wrote a post just now and linked back to your post here, to let people know about your interview.

wishing all the best to you~~~

Patricia Singleton said...

Katie, thank you. I appreciate your feedback on the interview, your article and link. I am now off to read your article.

Patricia Singleton said...

My interview with Cyrus yesterday went well. It is an experience that I will never forget. Cyrus really does his homework in preparing for his interviews. He asked me some tough and often complex questions. They are questions that needed to be asked. As a society, we are not doing a very good job of protecting our children.

I am going out of town for the weekend. When I get home, I will write an article and go into more detail about the interview. Thanks Cyrus and to everyone who is supporting me with your friendship and by your comments here and through personal emails. Love you all.

katie said...

Hope you have a great weekend, Patricia! Thank you again for speaking out and for your courage and wisdom.

And yes, I forgot to mention what a good job I thought Cyrus did too. I thought he was a very sensitive and thoughtful interviewer. I thought he asked good questions. I'm glad he has a show AND I'm glad they will be doing more shows on this topic :)

Love and peace to you, Patricia :)

Patricia Singleton said...

Katie, yes, Cyrus did do a great job. Leaving for the weekend in just a few minutes. Have a glorious weekend yourself.

IK said...

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with that interview! Your words were a comfort and an inspiration to me! I wish you a wondeful weekend! Take care! *hugs* <3

Shen said...

Patricia,
I just finished listening to the interview and all I can say is wow.

What a wonderful way to bring more people to the knowledge and understanding of this issue.

Like you, I have found the combination of therapy and the twelve steps to be the magic key to opening all of this up. I am having my "Awareness Ceremony" next week, and I really feel that this will be another turning point for me.

You have done some great work. thanks for sharing it here, in the interview, and in your life.

Darlene Ouimet said...

Patricia!
I was finally able to hear the whole show! You did a great job! What a great interview; I am so proud of you and your willingness to be so deeply honest! This does make such a big difference to others.
Hugs and love! Darlene

Patricia Singleton said...

Darlene, thank you so much for your support. I was out of town for the weekend. I hope to have time tomorrow to listen to the interview myself. I appreciate your feedback on the interview.

Patricia Singleton said...

IK, you are so very welcome. I am glad that my words can offer you comfort and inspiration. We did have a wonderful weekend. It stormed all weekend in Arkansas and we were in Texas dancing the night away during the worst of the storms.

Patricia Singleton said...

Shen, thank you for letting me know how you felt about the interview. It means a lot to me. I am grateful to Cyrus for asking me to do the interview.

I do hope that you will write about your Awareness Ceremony on your blog and therefore share your thoughts about the experience with us. I am sure that it will be a turning point for you. You have done some really hard work yourself and should be very proud of yourself. I love the idea of an Awareness Ceremony.

Deb Estep said...

Dear Patricia,

You KNOW that I have been a follower of your blog for several years now.

I had seen your messages about this interview, yet I avoided actually going to listen.

WHY ... you might wonder did I avoid listening?

To be very honest, I did not create an actual reason in my mind,
But I was making a choice to avoid hearing you.

TODAY - May 18th - I was ready to listen.

It was not until right now, AFTER I listened that I understood my avoidance. (I'll get to that in a second)

My parents were raging alcoholics through my childhood. Mom found her way to the AA program when I was 15, and Dad became sober when I was 17.

There was emotional abuse and neglect, but not sexual or physical abuse.

Since the first time I came to your blog Patricia, I have been in awe of the way you openly share with the world.
I have praised you publicly here in comments and on a personal level I hope you know how very special I think you are.

Being an empath, (one who actually feels the emotions of others even over a distance) it's sometimes so painful for me to read your words.

After HEARING you talk, *AT SOME LEVEL*, I knew how gut wrenching it was going to be for me.

I do need to listen to your interview another time or two.

I'll tell you mentally what I was doing during this first time.

On my lap, and cradled in my arms was a tiny little girl.
I patted her head, as her tears fell onto my sleeve.
I whispered gentle in her ear how special and loved she was.
I rocked her back and forth embracing her with real ~love~.

She felt so safe. At the end of the interview, she looked up and our eyes met. She spoke a thank you with a smile and a twinkle in her eyes.

I whispered 'I love you brave Patricia'.

With my unending admiration...
and love,

XO XO
Deb

Patricia Singleton said...

Deb, I love you too. You are one of the most loving, kindest person that I know. Sometimes it is easier to hear the truth when our parents are no longer around. I offer you my love and condolences on the loss of both of your parents over the past year. I know how hard that loss is on you.

Even with the incest, I still loved both of my parents. They died a little over a year apart. They had been divorced for about 20 years when they died. I was still grieving the loss of my mom when my dad died. Being the oldest I was in charge of both funerals. It was difficult. I made some decisions that probably weren't the best to make at the time. I don't handle stress well still today.

I do appreciate that you have been one of my most vocal supporters. I thank you for that. I am sending you (((hugs))) and blessings your way. I love the sharing that you did in this comment. Thank you. Loving your inner child like you do is something else that I had to learn to do. She is very lucky to have you to hold her.

Deb Estep said...

Dear Patricia,

Read my words again, and KNOW that I was rocking ~your~ inner child.

Little Debra is a trooper. She's was good when I came to the realization that SHE always WAS.

HUGS
Deb

Patricia Singleton said...

Deb, thank you for making me aware that you were rocking my inner child. I totally missed that. Yes, your Little Debra is a trooper and you are both blessed by the connection. Thanks.