Karith Foster is a stand-up comedian, motivational speaker, TV and radio personality, author, and founder of FRAME – Foster Russell Alliance For Meaningful Expression. Karith joins the 1GR podcast to share her life story, she tells the story of how she got into comedy, and she shares funny and inspiring stories from her life and career. Karith talks about her work through FRAME, Laughter Bootcamp, her most recent book, “You can be Perfect or You Can be Happy”, and so much more!
In March 2020, Michelle Brenner was furloughed from her job (Covid-19). Michelle decided to use her $1200 stimulus check to buy ingredients and make lasagnas for anyone who wanted/needed one, including 1st responders, individuals and families in need, etc. To date, Michelle has given away over 1,500 lasagnas – and her “Lasagna Lady” legacy continues to grow. Michelle joins the podcast to share her life story, how the “Lasagna Lady” came to be, how she’s changing the world one lasagna at a time, and more!
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.
Rebecca Bender is a survivor of human trafficking, she’s a speaker, author, innovator, fighter, and she’s the founder and CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative (RBI) and Elevate Academy. Rebecca joins the 1GR podcast to share her life story, how she was trafficked for nearly 6 years, how she found freedom and her purpose, what she’s doing now to combat the human trafficking epidemic in our world – and what we can all do! Rebecca also talks about her memoir, “In Pursuit of Love” and so much more!