Traci Ruble is a renowned therapist, speaker, and founder of Sidewalk Talk. A few years ago, Traci felt the weight of growing loneliness, violence, addiction, frustration, uncertainty, and inequality in our world, and she decided to create spaces of connection and belonging – on the sidewalks. Sidewalk Talk creates communities of listeners for greater belonging and physical and mental health. Traci joins the podcast to talk about her fascinating journey through life, Sidewalk Talk and their incredible work, mental health and other struggles in 2020, and so much more!
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.
Mallory Brown is a worldwide traveler and adventurer, documentary filmmaker, and global humanitarian. She travels the world to tell real-life stories of human connection, with a goal to encourage others to embrace empathy and reignite their own desire to make a difference in the world. Mallory’s latest endeavor, “Walk A Mile,” is a global marathon for women’s empowerment. Mallory joins the podcast to share her incredible life journey, her experiences and stories, “Walk a Mile”, and so much more.
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!
Caitlin Crosby is an actress, singer, speaker, author, and she’s the founder of The Giving Keys. The Giving Keys is a social enterprise that hires people experiencing homelessness to make their beautiful, inspirational jewelry – and helps them transition out of homelessness. Caitlin joins the podcast to talk about her new book, “You Are the Key: Turning Imperfections into Purpose”, her life, The Giving Keys, finding your purpose, helping others, and her journey through life as a woman, a wife, a mother, and a CEO.