Traci Ruble is a renowned therapist, speaker, and founder of Sidewalk Talk. A few years ago, Traci felt the weight of growing loneliness, violence, addiction, frustration, uncertainty, and inequality in our world, and she decided to create spaces of connection and belonging – on the sidewalks. Sidewalk Talk creates communities of listeners for greater belonging and physical and mental health. Traci joins the podcast to talk about her fascinating journey through life, Sidewalk Talk and their incredible work, mental health and other struggles in 2020, and so much more!
Tia Ryans is a survivor, an advocate, formerly incarcerated woman who is helping others and forcing out recidivism through education – through her organization, F.O.R.T.E. House. Tia joins the podcast to share her incredible story of survival, resilience, and purpose. Tia talks about her life journey and what led her to founding F.O.R.T.E. House and more about their incredible work, as well as All of Us or None – Northern NJ, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this powerful and inspiring episode!
Lacey Buchanan is a wife, mother, attorney, and superwoman – who’s video of she and her son, Christian, went viral and started a revolution of kindness, hope, and love. Lacey joins the podcast to share her inspiring life story, her journey through motherhood, as well as the story of her son, Christian, who was born with a rare form of cleft lip and palate, as well as cleft eyes, which left him completely blind. Lacey talks about the viral video, the community they brought together, and so much more!
Aditi Merchant is a college student in Austin, Texas and she’s the co-founder and C.O.O. of Big & Mini. Big & Mini is a social platform that connects seniors and youth to bring an end to social isolation and to build community and friendship. Aditi joins the 1GR podcast to share her own life story, how Big & Mini came to be, and to talk about the incredible, innovative work Big & Mini is doing to connect young people and seniors.
Katie Hardy, the founder of Six Feet Over and Suck it! Suicide, suffered the loss of 8 friends and relatives to suicide, including her mother. Desiring to serve others who had suffered similar losses, Katie created Six Feet Over and Suck it! Suicide, in order to prevent suicide and to support those who had lost loved ones to suicide. Katie joins the 1GR podcast to share her life story, her personal experiences as a suicide loss survivor, and the story of how Suck It! Suicide and Six Feet Over were born, and more about the great work they do.