237: What if your mom hoarded 90 cats?

“We had such a sense of safety and comfort and then…it was like everything changes and you can’t go back.”

Today's guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you'd like to reach out to her, you can email at ca.hummingbird.1970@gmail.com.


Producers: Whit Missildine


Episode Summary: A woman struggles to find herself among her mother’s multiplying crises that always seem to find a new rock bottom.


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Content/Trigger Warnings: animal cruelty, animal death, alcoholism, domestic abuse, fatal car accident, post-partum depression, explicit language


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Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: “Union Flow” - Spuntic



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