Episode 117: CHICAGO STUDIO SESSIONS #3 – Empowering Youth To Chase Their Dreams

Dr. Evisha Ford, founder of the I Can Dream Center

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast recorded a special video podcast series featuring inspiring women from the city of Chicago, Illinois. The third episode in the series features Dr. Evisha Ford, founder of the I Can Dream Center — an organization that provides quality programming for youth and specializes in working with students with intellectual disabilities, […]

June’s Story: Teaching Mindfulness Meditation to Women in Jail

June Tanoue, Co-founder of the Zen Life and Meditation Center of Chicago

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.

Ali’s Story: The Power of Breathing and Overcoming Addiction and Trauma

Ali Hord

Ali Hord has a powerful story of overcoming alcoholism and trauma – and how the power of breathing helped her heal. Ali now works as a Breathwork instructor and now helps others overcome addiction, trauma, difficulties, struggles, and so much more. Watch this interview to learn more about Ali’s story and her work.,, and check out her interview and mini-breathworks session on the 1 Girl Revolution podcast.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s Fight for Justice for Rape Victims

Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy

Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy found out that over 11,000 rape kits in the City of Detroit hadn’t been tested, callously put aside, unacknowledged, and un-prosecuted. Prosecutor Worthy fought for justice for these victims, tested over 11K rape kits, and brought hundreds of perpetrators to justice. And her fight for justice for rape victims continues in Detroit and nationwide.

Jada’s Story: Rising from the Ashes and Bringing Beauty to the World

Jada Kramer, Founder of Beauty from Ashes

Jada was addicted to drugs for many years, but finally went to rehab and got clean. She decided to go back to school and become an esthetician, because she had always loved makeup and beauty. Jada is the founder of the “Beauty from Ashes Project”, which provides beauty and spa services to women in recovery and survivors of addiction and human trafficking.

Lily’s Story: Making Coloring Books for Kids in Hospitals

Lily Hake, Creator of The Lilypad Project

Lily Hake is the creator of The Lilypad Project, which makes coloring books and delivers the coloring books and crayons to kids in hospitals. Lily is 5-years-old and started the Lilypad Project to make sure that every kid in the hospital felt loved and had something to do.

Erica’s Story: Protecting Our Children from Child Abuse

Erica Hammel, Protecting Our Children from Child Abuse

Erica Hammel’s son Wyatt is a survivor of Shaken Baby Syndrome, and since her son was abused, she has dedicated her life to raising awareness about child abuse and working to pass “Wyatt’s Law” in Michigan and other states, which would created a registry of convicted child abusers. Child abuse is reported every 10 seconds and 5 children die a day from abuse in our nation. It’s about time we did something about it and this 1 Girl Revolution is leading the charge with Wyatt’s Law.

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