Najah Bazzy is a Transcultural Clinical Nurse Specialist and founder of Zaman International. Zaman International serves the basic needs and empowers marginalized women and children through relief and development programs. Zaman International collects and distributes food, clothing, and housewares to women and children in need, they provide job skills training and literacy instruction, and they have partnered with hundreds of organizations on a range of initiatives and funded overseas relief projects bringing safe water and humanitarian relief to hundreds of thousands of people.
Ashley Novoa, founder of the Chicago Period Project, joins the 1 Girl Revolution podcast to share her life story, how the Chicago Period Project came to be, and more about their incredible work to empower women and combat period poverty around the country.
Elyse Dehlbom (23rd season of The Bachelor) joins the podcast to talk about her life, The Bachelor, all things beauty and sisterhood, and the inspiring story of her sister Sarah, a nurse who was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine cancer while pregnant with her 2nd child. Sarah unfortunately passed away, but her legacy lives on through her family and an organization founded in her honor called “Sarah’s Closet”. Elyse talks about all of this and so much more. Don’t miss this fun and inspiring episode!
June Tanoue, co-founder of the Zen Life and Meditation Center of Chicago, volunteered to teach mindfulness meditation to women at the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) in Chicago. June’s work has helped the women in CCDOC see their value and purpose, to recognize that they are not the sum of their mistakes, and has helped them realize they are good, beautiful, and powerful beings – that they have the power to make a positive change in their lives and in the world. June truly is a 1 Girl Revolution and she continues to transform women’s hearts and minds through the power of meditation.
Jess Ekstrom founded “Headbands of Hope”, a headband company that donates a headband to a child battling cancer for every headband bought, when she was in college. Headbands of Hope has continued to grow and evolve throughout the years, and has donated over 400,000 headbands to date. Jess is also a speaker, mentor, and author of the new book, “Chasing the Brightside.” Listen to this great and beautifully bright episode of the 1 Girl Revolution podcast!