Our Storytellers


Our Stories Matter is honored to share the stories of a diverse group of activists, artists, and healers.

Alexus Rhone
Alexus “Lex” Rhone
HEALING THROUGH STORYTELLING
Writer, producer, artistic theologian, and revolutionary artist exploring the power of story.
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Allen Weiss
Allen Weiss
HEALING THROUGH MINDFULNESS
Director of Mindful USC.
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Annalisa Enrile
Annalisa Enrile
HEALING THROUGH POETRY
Professor of social work at USC, turning classrooms into brave spaces to train the next generation of change makers.
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Beth Ribet
Beth Ribet
HEALING THROUGH PLANTS
Director and Co Founder of Repair.
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Beto Gutierrez
Beto Gutierrez
HEALING THROUGH WRITING
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Bobby Arias
Bobby Arias
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
President of Community in Schools- San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles.
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Critical Mass Dance Company
Critical Mass Dance Company
HEALING THROUGH DANCE
Fostering healing and empowerment of underserved girls and women in Los Angeles through dance and movement.
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Hugo Gonzalez
Hugo Gonzalez
HEALING THROUGH ART
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Jheanelle Garriques
Jheanelle Garriques
HEALING THROUGH NARRATIVE
Founder of Naked Narratives, a narrative therapy and creative literacy project.
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Kelle Kemp
Kellee Kemp
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
Director of Yetunde Price Resource Center, dedicated to empowering communities of color from within.
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LaNaisha Edwards
LaNaisha Edwards
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
South LA organizer and Senior Case Manager at Volunteers of America who focuses on breaking the intergenerational cycle of incarceration.
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Martin Levya
Martin Levya
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
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Mike Alcantara
Mike Alcantara
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
Entrepreneur and activist with 10 years of experience, passionate about motivating others to always achieve their highest self.
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Nkem Ndefo
Nkem Ndefo
HEALING THROUGH MOVEMENT
Founder of Lumos Transforms, creating simple stress-reduction solutions that build capacity and resilience.
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Norma Cumpian
Norma Cumpian
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
Women’s and Gender Non-Binary Coordinator at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition focusing on re-entry from incarceration.
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Randi Pearlman Wolfson
Randi Pearlman Wolfson
HEALING THROUGH EMPATHY
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Pastor Rudy Trujillo
Pastor Rudy Trujillo
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
Leader of gang intervention and prevention efforts in the San Fernando Valley.
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Salina Gray
Salina Gray
HEALING THROUGH MINDFULNESS
Renowned teacher in Inglewood, CA who brings mindfulness into the classroom.
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Samuel Lazalde
Samuel Lazalde
HEALING THROUGH PUGILISM
Our Stories Matter Co-Host and a native Angelino empowering youth through boxing.
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Torrence Brannon-Reese
Torrence Brannon-Reese
HEALING THROUGH MUSIC
Creative educator, cultural advocate & artist, musician, festival producer, published poet & writer, and founding member of Street Corner Renaissance.
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Unchained Scholars
Unchained Scholars
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
Committed to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline through advocacy, diverse community building, and challenging societal norms.
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