Brittany Schiavone is the founder of Brittany’s Baskets of Hope. Brittany’s Baskets of Hope is dedicated to bringing information, support, community, guidance, and hope to families welcoming babies with Down Syndrome into their lives. Brittany says, “I believe people with Down syndrome can do anything—really, really anything!” And she is proof of that. Brittany and her mama, Sue, join the 1GR podcast to share their story and to talk about Brittany’s Baskets of Hope.
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.
Willa Johnson is a mother and grandmother who quit her job in 2011 to dedicate her life to feeding hungry children. Willa owns a catering business called The Soul Food Kitchen, which funds her work to feed hungry children during holiday breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, etc) and the summer months. Ms. Willa feeds hundreds of children every day, and over Thanksgiving break she fed over 450 children a day, and she expects the same numbers or more during the upcoming Spring Break.
Angela Patton, founder of Camp Diva and CEO of Girls for a Change, joins the podcast this week to talk about her life and the incredible work she’s doing to empower young black girls. Camp Diva provides girls with fun activities, cooking, dancing, and important social skills that develop the characteristics of strong women. And Girls for a Change empowers girls by inviting them to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues in their own neighborhoods and around the world.
Krista Linden – wife, mother of 7 daughters, and founder of Step-by-Step – joins the 1 Girl Revolution podcast this week to share her story and to talk about the incredible work of Step-by-Step. Step-by-step strives to help every woman see her pregnancy as a catalyst for positive change and believes that at the heart of every family is a built-in, powerful force to fight against generational cycles of crime, poverty, and abuse, and a force to establish healthier individuals and families, and more vibrant communities. Step-by-Step is an innovative organization and social enterprise, and it is truly transforming the lives of so many.