Our Storytellers


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

Coming Soon! Season 2 Storytellers

Dimitri Chamblas
Dimitri Chamblas
HEALING THROUGH DANCE
Dancer and choreographer brining dance into LA prisons.
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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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ary Vu Iammarino
Mary Vu Iammarino
HEALING THROUGH RE-ENTRY ACTIVISM
Domestic violence, child abuse, trauma, and addiction advocate.
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Ramona Merchan
Ramona Merchan
HEALING THROUGH ANTI-RACIST ACTIVISM
Experienced trainer, coach, advocate, and leader.
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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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Saúl Sarabia
Saúl Sarabia
HEALING THROUGH VOTING
Strengthening the self-determination and power building efforts of people who are stigmatized by the law and by society
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Steve Kim
Steve Kim
HEALING THROUGH RE-ENTRY ACTIVISM
Serving individuals impacted by gangs and incarceration, and re-integrating them back into the workforce, schools, and community.
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Yehudah Pryce
Yehudah Pryce
HEALING THROUGH FAITH
Chair of USC Unchained Scholars, psychotherapist intern, and community activist. .
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Season 1 Storytellers

Alexus Rhone
Alexus “Lex” Rhone
HEALING THROUGH STORYTELLING
Writer, producer, artistic theologian, and revolutionary artist exploring the power of story.
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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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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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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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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.
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