LaTanya’s mother wasn’t able to take her many places when she was a child. That’s part of what motivated her to start her non-profit LaTanya & TheYouth of Englewood, a safe haven for many children in her community. She provides after-school and summer camp services to low-income youth, working tireless daily to give them what she did not have as a child. Her story will inspire you.
Mika was an athlete her entire life, eating healthy and exercising the recommended amount. But then she started feeling chest pains while she was running, which her doctor just chalked up to stress and anxiety. Her EKGs were normal and she was in her 30s. The pain kept happening, until it got so bad on her birthday hike that she was insistent that she see a cardiologist. Turns out, Mika was right to be worried. On this episode, we share Mika’s amazing survivor story that inspired her to start her fitness company Goomi Group.
When Kristine Deer lost her job in 2009, she wasn’t sure what to do. A friend encouraged her to try hot yoga, and after her first class she was hooked. What followed was inspiration that fueled invention, leading Kristine down an exciting path as an entrepreneur with a big heart. On this episode, you’ll hear how Kristine grew her company K-Deer from her own garage, to a brand that celebs are photographed in.
When Virgie was a little girl, she felt happy and comfortable in her body. But as she encountered kids at school, she learned to be ashamed of her body. For twenty years she dieted and put off truly living her life: she’d wear the bathing suit later. Travel later. Live her life, later. Then, as a grad student, she discovered the discipline of fat studies, and began conducting research and interviews with fat women, which opened her eyes to the cultural implications of fat and body shaming. And then, she attended a conference that changed her life. On this episode, Virgie shares how that one moment inspired her to become a sought-after speaker on body positivity, and author of four books, including her upcoming book Flawless: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color.
Krizell’s life changed when she turned 13 and her parents got divorced. It was only then she discovered that the father she had known her whole life wasn’t actually her biological father. She struggled through high school, until she was required to pick between nursing and welding as an after-school program. It was the only way she could graduate from high school. Her first day at nursing assistant school changed her life. She had found her calling, and went on to get her LVN and RN licenses. But even after landing her dream job, she still felt depressed. On this episode, we share how Krizell found her way out of the darkness, and used her journey to inspire other women on her site Everyday Women.
Season 2 will be out September 5, 2019.
Season 2 will be out September 5, 2019.
We are excited to announce season 2 will be out September 5, 2019.
The day after Jen got home with her infant son she started to feel symptoms of post partum depression, but it wasn’t until her mom intervened that she knew what was going on. Sadly, Jen’s experience is not uncommon; millions of women experience symptoms of a maternal mental health disorder but go undiagnosed and untreated. With that in mind, Jen decided to start her community, Motherhood Understood, to help remind other women out there that they’re not alone. She now reaches thousands of women every single day with her message of empathy and support.
When Megs met Beverly at a tutoring session, she didn’t realize it would be the start of a complete career change. But when she learned that Beverly had never had a birthday party, she felt compelled to do something. So, she applied for a grant from Scholastic, and much to her surprise, she won. Since then, her non-profit Beverly’s Birthdays has hosted birthday parties for thousands of kids, as well as provided support and essentials for homeless and low income families. Through the simple concept of a birthday party, Megs has changed the lives of thousands of families who just needed someone to acknowledge that they mattered on their very special day.