Shreyaa and Esha Venkat, the sister-founders of the teen-led non-profit volunteer network dedicated to providing volunteer and leadership opportunities to make the world better through kindness. Shreyaa and Esha join the 1GR podcast to share their life stories, to talk about how NEST4US came to be and more about the amazing volunteer network that they’ve created, and more about their incredible work. They also share powerful stories from their work, ways we can all spread kindness, what’s giving them hope during this difficult time in our world, and so much more.
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!
Melody Godfred is an author, a mama, and she’s the founder of Fred and Far, and an inspiring global self-love movement. Melody joins the podcast to share her incredible life story, from being born in Iran to moving to the U.S. to being the first in her family to go to college and law school, to leaving her law practice to chase her dreams, to founding a global self-love movement. You don’t want to miss this powerful episode!
McKenzie Gallagher is the co-owner of Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery, she is a wife and mother of 4 children, she’s a cancer survivor, and she’s the founder of H.O.P.E. – Helping Other People Everyday. McKenzie joins the 1GR podcast to share her powerful story, she shares how she was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer – Triple Negative Breast Cancer – and the intense treatment she endured, and how she rose above it all, and how she founded H.O.P.E. to help people in need everywhere.
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!