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, Senior Teacher at InsightLA, Professor at USC, CEO/Founder at MarketingProfs, LLC.
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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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Champions in Service
Champions in Service
HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
Helping at-risk youth stay in school and steer away from gang involvement.
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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
Artist and activist committed to dismantling patriarchy through advocacy, diverse community building and challenging societal norms.
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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 EMBODIMENT
Founder of Lumos Transforms, creating simple stress-reduction solutions that build capacity and resilience.
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Randi Pearlman Wolfson
Randi Pearlman Wolfson
HEALING THROUGH EMPATHY
Founder/writer at Grief & GRITS, providing a caring heart and voice for grievers.
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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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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
Safe brave spaces are needed at all campuses so those impacted by mass incarceration can help one another and know they do not need to struggle alone. We need to end mass incarceration and collapse the prison industrial complex and as a community we can.
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