Peeling Back the Pain

What if I told you that the path toward healing our divides lies in peeling back our pain? Are you willing to go there? My guest this week on Our Voices Matter is more than willing. In fact, he uses his lived experience to help others navigate that treacherous, yet transformative path. Aaron Layton is…

Domestic Terrorism & the Path to Empathy

It starts with dehumanizing “the other.” It can lead to domestic terrorism. Recent headlines out of Michigan provide yet another horrifying example of how far we’ve gone astray. Those accused of plotting to kidnap and do harm to Governor Gretchen Whitmer put her humanity aside, to prove a point. Their point. Those who disagree be…

Pro Athletes, Ex-Pats, Race & The VOTE

Getting out the vote is front and center as the U.S. Presidential election draws near. But what if you’re an ex-pat living overseas? Do you know what to do and when to do it to ensure that your vote counts? It’s a question some forward-thinking, civic-minded pro athletes decided to answer. They are using their…

WHY THIS PODCAST & WHY NOW?

Because it’s time for us all to stop, take a breath and listen. I am a journalist who relishes giving voice to people’s stories.  I am a business owner, founder of an education non-profit, keynote speaker, wife, mother, daughter, dancer, sister and lover of life — and my country.  And like so many of you, it…

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next primarily through words, both written and spoken. While campfire stories and the folklore they gave birth to seemed  near extinction, modern technology has revived this intimate and personal form of sharing knowledge. Knowledge is power.  This podcast is about empowering all of us to better…

OVERCOMING THE “OTHER”

At some point in our lives, we all know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.  To be shunned.  To be the outcast.  To be the “other”.  Business leaders, students, parents, political leaders, educators, doctors, professional athletes, social activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers…everyone you can think of.  What are their stories?  What “other”…

Lofton & Moon Talk Football, Fun & Life

Lofton & Moon Talk Football, Fun & Life Are you ready for some football? NFL Hall of Famers James Lofton and Warren Moon weigh in on COVID and the gridiron. What are the odds we’ll truly have a season? Is it safe to play? Would they take the field if they were still playing? What…

Remembering Sandra Bland

Five years ago this week, Sandra Bland was found hanging in her Texas jail cell. Three days earlier, a Texas state trooper had stopped her for failing to signal a lane change. Following their heated exchange, the trooper hauled her off to jail. Questions continue to surround Bland’s death which was ruled a suicide. A…