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It Matters.

It Matters.

By Yvette Dubel
For the MLK 40 Days of Peace Celebra 2021 we are relaunching It Matters.
Each episode features a guest chat about stepping up into who we really want to be to move closer to the better life and better world we want. Learn how guests found the courage to see challenging truths about themselves and then did something about it. Together we learn what it takes to "be the change" more of the time...and we explore the way that reality works and feels.
Join us to explore and help shape a better world that works for ALL.
Music: "Please Listen Carefully" by Jahzzar is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Let's Talk About What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

It Matters.

Let's Talk About What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do
In our first episode of 2022, Ana Peres Bogo joins me (Yvette Dubel) to look at how we will kickoff our work for MLK's 40 Days's of Peace. As the guiding light for our work, we talk about what it takes to keep moving forward with this podcast. We chat about dealing with emotional overwhelm. We share personal strategies for self-care and moving forward without losing hope. Most importantly we invite you to join us in this quest to find harmony between the personal and public actions that advance our better world. Listen to learn more about how the We The World Freedom Campaign is working to create community self-help resources and events to activate our inquiry to understand Transformative Advocacy/Activism. 
January 23, 2022
Chat with Souvik Chakraborty
Join me for a chat with Filmmaker and Writer, Souvik Chakraborty, as we talk about the future of the festival, it's mission and role of short films in social Innovation. Souvik was one of our [We] Freedom Film Fest 🎥 winners. Winning with his experimental work, "Dialogue". Listen and join the conversation as we explore and consider the path ahead.
October 05, 2021
Call for Submissions
[We] Freedom Film Fest 2021 announces the call for submissions and aligned podcast guests, as well as invitation to empower business corporations, and their brands, who strive to be leaders towards a better world because we are better.
September 02, 2021
Chat with Sage Lewis
Join us for a lively chat with Homeless Advocate Sage Lewis. Sage is best known for allowing homeless people to create a 50 person homeless-run tent village on his private property in Akron, Ohio that included laundry, food, clothing and a computer lab which was intended as a model for using private land to help homeless people. We take a deep dive into this persistent challenge but always with an eye towards meaningful progress.
May 21, 2021
Chat with Guest Panelists Talk Responses To Voter Suppression Efforts
In this episode We The World team members Angel Fullerton and Jana Larsen join Samuel Prince (Poor people's campaign Ohio Co-Chair) to talk about how We The World and The Poor People's Campaign are doing to empower and educate citizens.
April 08, 2021
MLK 2021 40 Days Of Peace Kickoff
We the World Freedom Campaign team gathered virtually to chat about what this legacy means as lived reality today.
January 22, 2021
Chat with Richard Kiers
Join the conversation to launch a compassionate freedom movement. In this episode Richard A Kiers chats with me about the life that inspired his book and freedom work.  His heart felt and thought provoking reflections and insights on stepping into the fear to move beyond it to explore personal freedom.  Richard shared his compelling story of a childhood in the cult in his brand new book, SWINDLED BY FAITH. He is a survivor of a mind controlling cult referred to as "The Move", founded by Sam Fife, in the 1960's, this repressive cult grew to hold approximately 44,000 members at its peak.  Listen as Richard and I talk about how his choice impacted his closest relationships. He shares a bit of what he's learned and how he has found peace. We also learn about his passion to help other families struggling with similar issues. Released in mid May, the book is available on Amazon at You can find Richard on Instagram @nineteen6t
April 09, 2020
Chat with Kim Parke
Kim Parke was another example of exploring diverse perspectives to inform understanding of inclusion and freedom. Winnipeg Mom wrote "Raising Hope"   is a true story of a mother’s unending love for her second child, named Hope, who was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn, a rare genetic syndrome. She says she "came into this world to teach others about what unconditional love really means and how that needs to be protected." Recognizing issues of inclusion were entangled with freedom, her perspective informs her take on solutions and what it means to go from Me to We. More about Kim,  her book, or speaking inquiries go to:   Twitter @KimParke123 You can also find her on FaceBook & LinkedIn 
March 01, 2020
Chat with Michelle Parrotta
Tune in for this chat with Canadian entrepreneur Michelle Parrotta. One of the things I love most about hosting these chats is the range of perspectives guests bring on freedom and personal innovation. Hamilton based Michelle Parrotta, known as "Mimi Cannabis," also the name of her senior focused cannabis accessories brand, has been making quite an impact leading a new generation of entrepreneurs in a new industry geared up to make social responsibility part of standard business practices - and having a ton of fun doing it.   At a time when many her age are thinking of retiring, after a lifetime in the hospitality industry, she has jumped with both feet into the emerging world of legal cannabis - and hasn't looked back since!   Come on join the conversation. Contact Mimi - Instagram: @mimicannabis
February 14, 2020
Chat with Angela Sadler-Williamson Ph.D.
Join me for a laughter filled chat loaded with insights that matter in the launch of this new series "Freedom Matters". In this episode Professor, author and film maker Angela Sadler-Williamson is known for her awardwinning film My Life With Rosie about Rosa Parks and her life of service after her days with Martin Luther King and the Alabama bus boycott, kicks off this important conversation.  Now the author of the upcoming book, MY LIFE WITH ROSIE: A BOND BETWEEN COUSINS .To learn more about Carolyn Williamson latest endeavors visit:
January 24, 2020
Chat with Aché Lytle
Join us for a fun laughter-filled conversation about things that matter. Aché shares lessons and insights from her experiences living and consulting internationally. Tune and reflect with us on how we move in and out of our power, strategies to maintain balance and the quest to live the lives we truly want and deserve. Aché Lytle is founder and Chief Resilience Officer of
September 17, 2019
Chat with Chi Gong Master Teresa Yeung
Join me for this chat with Chi Gong Master Teresa Yeung. Learn as she shares her journey with Chi Gong and we discuss the benefits for those who enter this world. Tune in and you will learn what Chi Gong practice has to so with personal innovation.
July 22, 2019
Chat with Benjamin W. Decker
Join us for this fun illuminating talk with my friend Ben Decker. Part 1: Learn why his biggest influence has continued to inspire him (and others). Learn from our lessons in forgiveness and to tap your courage to grow. Part 2: Get the inside scoop about the personal innovation tools in our toolbox. And get find out the "spiritual cheat code" that has transformed our journeys.
July 16, 2019
Chat with Brian Loebig
In this episode we dive right into the deep end of personal innovation with Brian Loebig.  We share personal insights and experiences about a persistent obstacle in meaningful innovation.  More than just highlight the problems, we chat about specific actions to address them. Join us to explore:  the role of personal courage and the forms it may take in personal innovation how Brian's experiences help him better serve his clients important insights for leaders whose businesses have to serve increasingly diverse markets And much more!  Brian is a  founder of, and author of and I have over 15 years of experience working in the quality improvement and technology fields as an administrator and web consultant. Brian has also worked as a practitioner and administrator in the corrections, substance abuse and human services fields with a special emphasis on technology. I continue to work with numerous community-based non-profits as a web technology consultant, board member and volunteer. 
June 05, 2019
What does it mean to Step Up?
In this first episode- meet the host and let's consider....What is Stepping Up? Is it learned or innate? Why do we think what we do about stepping up? Your host, Yvette Dubel, shares a few stories that give some context to those questions and also invites your insights and experiences @ydubel on Twitter
May 23, 2019