An introduction to Our Stories Matters and sneak peak at what is to come this season!
ALEXUS “LEX” RHONE: HEALING THROUGH STORYTELLING
One of my favorite prayers says, “Healer of every ill, light of each tomorrow, give us peace beyond our fear and hope beyond our sorrow.” The mandate is to heal and then tell our stories so that others will heal.
NKEM NDEFO: HEALING THROUGH EMBODIMENT
Trauma should be the worst part, the healing should not be any worse. We need to really think about what healing is, and where are we replicating patterns of abuse in our healing systems. Explore how we restore self-agency throughout our healing journey.
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.
MIKE ALCANTARA: HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
The journey of how he became an entrepreneur through his struggles, setbacks and now his goal to aspire others to follow him.
HUGO GONZALEZ: HEALING THROUGH ART
This episode explores art as activism and activism as art. As Father Gregory Boyle said, “Sometimes resilience arrives in the moment you discover your own unshakable goodness.”
ANNALISA ENRILE: HEALING THROUGH POETRY
Poetry as a healing mechanism, a way to work out trauma, express yourself and find your voice. Audrey Lorde stated, “Poetry is not a luxury” and this episode will explore why that statement is true and how the power of words can bring us closer to our truths.
LANAISHA EDWARDS: HEALING THROUGH ACTIVISM
Listen to the importance of voting and speaking for the voices that are not heard. Communities are rising up, changing policies that seek to oppress Black and Brown communities. Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does!
STEVE KIM AND MARY VU: HEALING THROUGH RE-ENTRY ACTIVISM
Founders of Project Kinship, Steve Kim and Mary Vu join to discuss their healing journey through re-entry activism. They share, ”Vote, vote, get out there and vote for policies that impact our people.”