Kelly turned the tragedy of losing her son, an active-duty soldier, into a wide-reaching good. On this episode, Kelly shares what inspired her to found My Warrior’s Place, a non-profit that serves Veterans, Military Service Members, First Responders and Gold Star Families.
Sandra always had a passion for helping youth. After returning home from a mission trip, Sandra heard some horrific news. It was at that point she and her family decided to sell everything to buy a property that is now known as Purpose Farm, a place where children in need get support through working with animals.
Maggie was pursuing her dream as a young professional dancer when she got devastating news: a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Today, she uses her popular social media platform @BaldBallerina to help educate young people about MBC.
Faced with abuse, sexual assault, and the recent death of her husband, Tracey turned her pain into a healing practice, by helping others as a crisis counselor and life coach. On this episode she shares the indescribable challenges she has faced and overcome, as well as how she is working to help other women like her, though her Daring Woman website and podcast.
After tragedy struck close to home after September 11, Megan felt a pull to do more to help her own families and others like her. As a way to connect with others, and encourage others to do the same, she founded her non-profit, HeartWorks . On this episode, she shares the story of how she was able to heal her pain by helping others heal theirs.
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.