Hate Through the Lens of Humanity

Hate Through the Lens of Humanity “It’s difficult. It’s painful. It requires vulnerability. But if we choose to look at hate through the lens of humanity, we can totally do this.” Shannon Foley Martinez speaks from personal experience. She speaks as a former white supremacist who left the movement and now counsels others seeking to…

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith What possessed two engineers to ditch their corporate jobs in oil and gas, take a leap of faith and launch a business making dumplings? The answer is in this week’s episode of Our Voices Matter Podcast. Chih Lin and Mike Dorsey are all about community, connection and story — and their story…

Anything Is Possible

When 25 year-old Jilly Anais says anything is possible, she means it. And not just for herself; but for all of us. For our divided society. For our world. Jilly is on a mission to live life to the fullest, with meaning, purpose and a whole lot of fun! Want proof? Just check out her…

What Does It Mean To Be Human?

What does it mean to be human? This question is at the forefront of my mind. I didn’t expect it to be there on the second day of this new year. I expected to come out of the blocks with a fresh take on the usual message of hope and inspiration. But we are not…

The Path Forward

Join our new initiative and CLICK HERE to upload your video submission. Election Day 2020 has come and gone. The votes are still being counted. Now the real work begins: forging The Path Forward. As I share my thoughts on the subject in this week’s podcast, I invite you to join me in Our Voices…

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”…

Unlock Your Kindness

Unlock Your Kindness – James Brown As I write this, the 46th President of the United States is about to be sworn in. His self-imposed mission: “To restore the soul of our nation”. May I suggest that each of us do our part — by unlocking our kindness. We all have it in us. But…