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Sincerely, Hueman: Stories of Kindness and Doing Good

Sincerely, Hueman: Stories of Kindness and Doing Good

By Hueman Group Media
Stories of kindness in action — from the lens of today's most inspiring humans. Sincerely, Hueman features the diverse, vivid lives of advocates, philanthropists, change makers and compassionate humans who are making a positive impact in their communities.

On the show, we've shared the journey of Karamo Brown, Brad Montague, Marley Dias, Serinda Swan, Linda and Ashley Graham, Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, Meredith Walker, to name a few. New episode drops every Tuesday.
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Surviving Bullying and Speaking Your Truth with Aija Mayrock
Bullying is an issue that affects millions of children and teens around the world.  Almost one in three students globally is bullied in any given month, according to a 2019 UN study. In our season finale, we are sharing the compelling story of Aija Mayrock, an author and poet who has reached thousands of people around the world by speaking out about her visceral and deeply agonizing experience of being bullied, both off and online. When Aija was 19 years old, she decided to self-publish her book "The Survival Guide to Bullying," which eventually got picked up by Scholastic, the world’s largest  publisher and distributor of children’s books. Today, Aija is a celebrated spoken-word performer who writes poetry about topics like female empowerment. Last year, Aija released "Dear Girl," a collection of poetry that speaks to the pain and beauty of being a woman in our society today. Learn more about Aija's work:  www.aijamayrock.com -- Follow our other shows: Finding Humanity Plucking Up with Liz Bohannon -- Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness. Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. Sign up to our newsletter 'How To Human': www.huemangroupmedia.com/newsletter If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
21:48
March 16, 2021
Ending Period Poverty with Megha Desai
The stigma around periods contributes to what is now known as period poverty. Period poverty is a global issue affecting millions of women and girls who do not have access to menstrual hygiene resources. In India, nearly a quarter of teens drop out of school when they get their periods due to the  lack of handwashing or toilet facilities. Breaking the stigma around periods is a key first step in alleviating period poverty. Because if we can’t begin to talk about this issue, how are we gonna solve it? In this episode, we hear the story of Megha Desai, president of the Desai Foundation, an organization that focuses on elevating the health and livelihood of children and women in India and in the U.S. On the show, we talk about how Megha transitioned from the corporate world to working on a cause that she's now dedicated her life to — providing job opportunities for women and helping end period poverty. Learn more about The Desai Foundation: thedesaifoundation.org -- Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness. Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. Sign up to our newsletter 'How To Human': www.huemangroupmedia.com/newsletter If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
18:10
March 9, 2021
Gaining Gender Equality Through STEM with Anjali Chadha
Despite making up half of the total U.S. college educated workforce, only 1 in 4 STEM jobs in the U.S. are held by women. When it comes to minority women, these numbers go even lower. Black women make up only 2.5% of the science and engineering workforce, while Hispanic women represent 2.3% of science and engineering positions. Anjali Chadha, whose family immigrated from India, was able to merge her interest and passion in STEM and racial inequality at an early age. With the help of her parents, Anjali founded Empowered, a nonprofit that trains minority high school girls in technological skills — all before stepping into highschool.  This episode takes us on Anjali’s journey as a young founder who saw the challenges faced by minority students and proactively used her gifts to make sure that they felt seen and had viable paths to successful STEM careers. Kindness Quote from Anjali Chadha: I think as soon as I found a support system, I was able to really reevaluate my mindset and really understand that it's not enough to just be working on projects to help people who aren't in my personal life. It is equally important to be kind, supportive, and caring to those who are there for me. Learn more about Empowered getempowered.co -- Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness. Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. Sign up to our newsletter 'How To Human': www.huemangroupmedia.com/newsletter If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here. Sponsorships: off for this episode
22:58
March 2, 2021
Lifting Girls and the World Through Storytelling with Christina Lowery
Globally, 130 million girls are out of school. But, with this glaring statistic also comes a mountain of evidence showing that girls' education is the most powerful investment towards eradicating poverty. Educated women are more likely to invest in their families and send their children to school. That meant, educating a girl had a ripple effect that lasted across generations. While working on a documentary film, Christina Lowery came across this data and decided to bring this truth to the broader public. Today, Christina leads Girl Rising as the nonprofit organization’s CEO. Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling to ensure that girls around the world are educated and empowered. What began as a film about nine unforgettable girls, written by award-winning authors and voiced by some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities, grew into an organization that has impacted 200,000 adolescents, alongside 120 partners in 11 countries. In this episode, we also hear from Girl Rising’s Vice President of Programs Judithe Registre. On the podcast, Judithe discusses the power of storytelling as a catalyst for change. Kindness Quote from Judithe Registre: “The very act of actually getting to know people through their stories is an act of kindness and engagement. It's you showing up with some degree of vulnerability — seeing you in your power, seeing you just as who you are, our presence in the world, that you belong in the world.” Learn more about Girl Rising: girlrising.org -- Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness. Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness Learn more about the Flint Justice Partnership: umichfjp.github.io -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. Sign up to our newsletter 'How To Human': www.huemangroupmedia.com/newsletter If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
22:22
March 2, 2021
Protecting the Lives of LGBTQ Homeless Youth with Carl Siciliano
It’s estimated that as many as 40% of the 4.2 million homeless youth in the country identify as LGBTQ. This is a shocking statistic, especially when considering that only 7% of the overall population in the U.S. come from the LGBTQ community. In this episode, we're sharing the story of Carl Siciliano, a pioneer in fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ homeless youth. Carl is the founder of the Ali Forney Center, the largest program in the nation dedicated to meeting the needs of this population. Carl founded the center in honor of Ali Forney. Ali was an LGBTQ homeless person who fought relentlessly to support and advocate for their community. In 1997 and at 22 years old, Ali was tragically killed. Today, the Ali Forney Center is now housing 250 young people every night. Besides their headquarters, they opened a 24/7 center in Harlem. Honoring Ali's Legacy, the organization provides mental health services, as well as housing, job training and placement programs. Learn more about the Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org -- Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness. Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. Sign up to our newsletter 'How To Human': www.huemangroupmedia.com/newsletter If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
27:02
February 16, 2021
Disrupting Barriers to Success in the Latino Community with Michelle Navarro
When we talk about education, we don’t really highlight how culture impacts it. Did you know that Hispanics have the highest high school and university dropout rate of any other population? Some dropout to work instead and support their families. But there are also cultural factors at play. For Hispanic women, in particular, the macho culture might reinforce the idea that they are supposed to become housewives and mothers instead of focusing on school. Hispanic youth also have the highest teen pregnancy rate of any other population. Our guest today is Michelle Navarro, a history professor at Dallas College. Michelle has Mexican-American roots but grew up disconnected from her heritage. Throughout the years, she became interested in making sense of her family history and Hispanic identity. In an effort to help other students do the same, she formed the student club Achieving Latino Academic Success, or ALAS. At ALAS, Michelle inspires members of the club, especially women, to dream beyond their cultural restraints.  Follow ALAS on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @ALASStudentClub -- Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness. Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. Sign up to our newsletter 'How To Human': www.huemangroupmedia.com/newsletter If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
20:04
February 9, 2021
Fighting Gender Inequality Through Comedy with Lynn Harris
Despite the strides women have made in the comedy world, studies have shown women are stereotyped as less funny than men. Female comedians often get less stage time than their male counterparts. And only one female comedian—Amy Schumer—has ever made it to Forbes’s highest-paid comedians list. Lynn Harris, a feminist entrepreneur, journalist, author, and comedian started GOLD Comedy in 2016 with this in mind. GOLD Comedy is a platform for teen girls, young women and non-binary folks who want to turn their sense of humor into their superpower. The organization started with giving live comedy classes, online resources, and organizing events for teen girls. As CEO, Lynn is teaching comedy to encourage young people to have their voices heard –both on and off stage. Learn more about GOLD Comedy: goldcomedy.com -- Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness. Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. Sign up to our newsletter 'How To Human': www.huemangroupmedia.com/newsletter If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
21:52
February 2, 2021
Rising up For Kids with Learning Disabilities with Gia Gambino
Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the U.S. have learning disabilities like dyslexia? These disabilities have nothing to do with intelligence and yet, students often struggle in school because they fail to get the support they need. Gia Gambino grew up having dyslexia. By middle school, Gia had overcome many of her reading challenges. But, she still had a hard time recognizing her skills. Gia worked hard on herself and slowly became more confident in her ability to speak up on things that mattered to her. In 2020, Gia participated in "Call For Kindness" a national competition from nonprofit organization Riley's Way Foundation, which awards grants to teen-led projects that inspire kindness, strengthen communities, and bring people together. Gia's submission involved Rise, a youth-led project she founded to support students with learning differences and their parents. In this episode, we hear Gia's story of resilience and determination to create inclusive environments, while also tackling pressing societal topics like understanding privilege and changing the narrative around immigration. Learn more about Gia's work, visit www.risewithld.org -- Learn more about the programs at Riley's Way Foundation and how you can join the Call for Kindness. Visit: rileysway.org or rileysway.org/call-for-kindness -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. Sign up to our newsletter 'How To Human': www.huemangroupmedia.com/newsletter If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
15:23
January 26, 2021
Ending Global Homelessness Through Innovation with Brett Hagler
Season Finale: Today, over 1 billion people live without one of the most basic human needs: adequate shelter. By 2050 this number is projected to rise to 3 billion people — a 200% increase over three decades. In this episode, we are featuring Brett Hagler, a change maker who is addressing this problem through innovation. Brett Hagler is the co-founder and CEO of New Story, a nonprofit organization that pioneers solutions to end global homelessness. They work with nonprofits and governments in the developing world to build homes better, cheaper and faster. New Story has been named by Fast Company one of the “Most Innovative Companies In The World.” In 2019, in partnership with a company called ICON, they developed the first 3D machine designed to print homes. Brett and his team at New Story are currently printing a 3D housing community in rural Mexico. Brett’s work is an example of how dreaming big and thinking outside the box can change people’s lives. Learn more about New Story: newstorycharity.org -- *CONTEST* GET FEATURED ON OUR PODCAST! Get a chance to be featured on both the Sincerely, Hueman podcast and Instagram page! We’ll also make a $150 donation to your organization. How to join: 1. Pick out your favorite Sincerely, Hueman 2. Share the episode link to your friends — you can do this by posting on social media, or you can send it to 3 people in your network (via text, email, or however way you choose). 3. Email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com with a brief description of your organization and a screenshot of you sharing the episode. Send entries by 7 pm EST on December 18th! -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
15:39
December 8, 2020
Living a Life of Service with Mike Burns
According to a 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center, 64 percent of Americans look up to people who have served in the military, regardless of political support for conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, as the new generation of members of the military is much smaller than it used to be, many Americans don’t know a veteran anymore. But, as you may know, serving your country comes in many forms — just like doctors, teachers, first responders, mothers and community leaders who have put the lives of others before their own. Mike Burns is a former Army officer with 13 years of service and is the founder and CEO of Service First, a jewelry brand that celebrates service. Mike is also the host of the podcast “Redefining the Influencer,” one of the shows from Hueman Group Media. Through “Redefining the Influencer,” Mike is committed to shine a light on stories of those who have navigated a life of sacrifice, found joy in service, and made a commitment to the greater good.  Learn more about www.liveservicefirst.com -- *CONTEST* GET FEATURED ON OUR PODCAST! Get a chance to be featured on both the Sincerely, Hueman podcast and Instagram page! We’ll also make a $150 donation to your organization. How to join: 1. Pick out your favorite Sincerely, Hueman 2. Share the episode link to your friends — you can do this by posting on social media, or you can send it to 3 people in your network (via text, email, or however way you choose). 3. Email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com with a brief description of your organization and a screenshot of you sharing the episode. Send entries by 7 pm EST on December 18th! -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
20:27
December 1, 2020
Changing Lives of the "Unemployable" Through Kitchens For Good with Aviva Paley
When people have a troubled past, they often have a hard time shaking off negative stereotypes. For this reason, those coming out of prison, homelessness and foster care have some of the highest unemployment rates in our society. Before the pandemic, these ranged from 27 to 42 percent. And COVID-19 has only worsened these numbers, as we hit the highest unemployment rate since the great depression. Our guest this week is Aviva Paley, co-founder and Senior Director of Kitchens for Good. Aviva not only helps lift people out of poverty by getting them employed, but through Kitchens For Good, she’s simultaneously alleviating hunger and food waste in San Diego, California. Learn more about kitchensforgood.org -- *CONTEST* GET FEATURED ON OUR PODCAST! Get a chance to be featured on both the Sincerely, Hueman podcast and Instagram page! We’ll also make a $150 donation to your organization. How to join: 1. Pick out your favorite Sincerely, Hueman 2. Share the episode link to your friends — you can do this by posting on social media, or you can send it to 3 people in your network (via text, email, or however way you choose). 3. Email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com with a brief description of your organization and a screenshot of you sharing the episode. Send entries by 7 pm EST on December 18th! -- Learn more about Good Good Good: www.goodgoodgood.co Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
16:57
November 24, 2020
Empowering Women Through Social Entrepreneurship with Liz Bohannon
According to the nonprofit organization Uganda 4 Her, around half of the girls in Uganda between the ages of 15 to 24 are illiterate. Meanwhile, 10% to 25% is how much a girl’s income will increase with every extra year of education. It’s also reported that an educated woman in Uganda will invest 90% of her income into her family. It’s truly admirable when someone sees a huge problem, and takes steps to come up with a solution, even if they have to go on a long winding road to get there. That is the amazing story of our guest, friend, and partner, Liz Bohannon. Liz is the founder of the socially conscious fashion company, Sseko Designs, and the fair-trade coffee brand, Together Coffee. She is also the author of "Beginner’s Pluck" and the host of another podcast on the HGM network, "Plucking Up". In 2009, Sseko began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women in Uganda to continue on to university. A decade later, the company welcomed its biggest class of college-bound women in Uganda to date and continues to grow its impact with artisans around the world. Learn more about Sseko: www.ssekodesigns.com -- *CONTEST* GET FEATURED ON OUR PODCAST!  Get a chance to be featured on both the Sincerely, Hueman podcast and Instagram page! We’ll also make a $150 donation to your organization. How to join: 1. Pick out your favorite Sincerely, Hueman  2. Share the episode link to your friends — you can do this by posting on social media, or you can send it to 3 people in your network (via text, email, or however way you choose).  3. Email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com with a brief description of your organization and a screenshot of you sharing the episode.  Send entries by 7 pm EST on December 18th! -- Learn more about Good Good Good: www.goodgoodgood.co Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
23:27
November 17, 2020
Transforming Inmates Through Entrepreneurial Passion with Bryan Kelley
The U.S. has the highest prison and jail population in the world, with over two million people serving time in one of the country's correctional facilities. Each year, more than 600,000 people are released from state and federal prisons. These people are often unprepared to overcome the many obstacles they will soon face. During their time in prison, they may have cut contact with friends and family who could have otherwise supported them. Once they’re out, their criminal record also makes it extremely challenging to find a job and housing. This week's guest is Bryan Kelley, CEO of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). PEP is an organization that connects inmates with executives, entrepreneurs, and MBA students to teach them valuable business skills. Bryan himself spent 22 years in prison and has lived through the struggles of starting again. Listen to Bryan's compelling story of redemption and personal transformation, a journey that led him to changing the lives of current and former inmates who need a second chance. Learn more about PEP: www.pep.org -- Learn more about Good Good Good: www.goodgoodgood.co Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
20:45
November 10, 2020
Power of New Philanthropy with Dr. Angela Jackson
The coronavirus pandemic has made existing inequalities in our country even worse. Up to 86% of initial pandemic layoffs were of low wage workers — meaning jobs that pay under $40,000 per year. These jobs have disproportionate concentrations of African-Americans, Hispanics, and people with a high-school education or less. At the same time, the digital revolution is creating a widening skill gap. Many people who are unemployed during this pandemic are now seeking to acquire skills for new careers, yet do not have the resources to pay for training. In this episode, we’re sharing the story of Angela Jackson, a partner at New Profit, a venture organization that backs social entrepreneurs who are advancing equity and opportunity in the U.S. Angela shares why it’s critical for those in a place of privilege to use it for good and why it’s important to get capital into the hands of those who need it most. Learn more about New Profit: www.newprofit.org -- Learn more about Good Good Good: www.goodgoodgood.co Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
14:44
November 3, 2020
Closing the 228 Year Racial Wealth Gap with Jonathan Johnson
Did you know that the net worth of a typical White family is nearly ten times greater than that of a Black family? And since the 1970s, this racial wealth gap has grown steadily. In 2016, it was reported that it would take 228 years for the average Black family to build the wealth of an average white family today. Our guest this week, Jonathan Johnson, set out to change that. Jonathan is the founder and CEO of Rooted School, a nonprofit that partners with communities to open charter high schools that address local talent gaps. We’re sharing Jonathan’s powerful story — including how he fought hard to become the first person in his family to graduate from college and pave pathways for students to find financial freedom. Learn more about Jonathan's work at www.rootedschool.org -- Learn more about Good Good Good: www.goodgoodgood.co Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
13:25
October 27, 2020
Look For The Helpers with Branden Harvey
Did you know that the demand for good news has increased during the pandemic? As reported by the New York Times in April this year, social media accounts and news sites that deliver positive storytelling like Upworthy and the Good News Movement have seen their audience sizes grow. On the first episode of our brand new season, we’re excited to feature Branden Harvey — a storyteller focused on the good in the world. Branden is the host of the podcast Sounds Good, the creator of the Goodnewspaper, a printed newspaper full of good news, and built an online community of more than 250,000 world changers. In this episode, Branden talks about how his media company Good Good Good is inspired by a quote from Mister Rogers, “look for the helpers.” He also shares how he had the not so brilliant idea of launching a print newspaper in the digital age — and how it was embraced by thousands of good news seekers. Learn more about Good Good Good: www.goodgoodgood.co -- Love our podcast? Please subscribe and share it with friends! Do us a HUGE favor — rate and leave us a review here. If you're changing the world through your brand and would like to advertise or sponsor our podcast, please email us at contact@huemangroupmedia.com Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out our other podcasts on Hueman Group Media here.
19:41
October 20, 2020
Introducing: Redefining the Influencer
Special Announcement: Listen to our new podcast, Redefining the Influencer. A podcast that shares powerful stories of heroes that don’t typically show up on your feed. Redefining the Influencer introduces you to exceptional people who have followed a call of service—from military veterans, doctors, and teachers to nonprofit leaders, first responders, and mothers. Join Mike Burns, a former Army officer with 13 years of service, as he centers the voices of rarely celebrated individuals. In candid and uplifting conversations, listeners will hear stories of those who have navigated a life of sacrifice, found joy in service, and made a commitment to the greater good. -- This podcast is brought to you by Service First and produced by Hueman Group Media. Follow Service First on Instagram @liveservicefirst, Facebook and LinkedIn.
03:04
August 20, 2020
Introducing: Made Here
Special Announcement: Listen to our new podcast, Made Here. Entrepreneurship is a journey — and not everyone gets a fair shot. Made Here is a podcast about what it means to be an underserved entrepreneur in America and what it takes to turn a small business idea into reality. Join GoDaddy’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Stacy Cline as she chats with resilient and driven local entrepreneurs. Listen to how they defied expectations and challenged norms, in order to create businesses that enabled them to realize their potential, support their families and give back to their communities. -- Subscribe, rate, and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or where ever you listen. For more information about GoDaddy's social impact work, visit GoDaddyforGood.com This podcast is powered by GoDaddy and made with the help of our producers at Hueman Group Media.
03:10
July 28, 2020
Introducing: Finding Humanity Podcast
Special Announcement: Listen to our new podcast, Finding Humanity. Through real-life stories of courage and purpose, Finding Humanity takes listeners into the heart of the most complex social and political issues facing our world. Each episode puts a human face on a global topic that is overwhelming and difficult to grasp. Our podcast weaves together insights from leading human rights and development experts — while providing listeners with tangible calls-to-action to make a difference. Finding Humanity is a production of Humanity Lab Foundation and Hueman Group Media. Our inaugural season is made possible in part by our collaborating partner, The Elders. findinghumanitypodcast.com ____ We at Sincerely, Hueman want to be part of the long term solution to combat racism in our country. We will continue to educate ourselves and our listeners, while also celebrating Black leaders, business owners artists and creatives in their own field through the stories we share on this podcast including the following: Second Chances with Stanley Richards, criminal justice reform advocate, acting Vice Chair of NYC Board of Correction and the Executive Vice President of The Fortune Society:  sincerelyhueman.com/episodes/stanley-richards #1000BlackGirlBooks with Marley Dias, teen activist and founder of #BlackGirlBooks which aims to promote diversity in children’s literature: sincerelyhueman.com/episodes/marley-dias-1000blackgirlbooks Educated Rebel with Karamo Brown - star of Netlflix reality television Queer Eye: sincerelyhueman.com/episodes/karamo-brown Eliminating Hunger and Food Waste with Jasmine Crowe - sincerelyhueman.com/episodes/no-more-hunger-jasmine-crowe
04:49
June 5, 2020
Promise of a Pencil with Tanya Ramos
Tanya Ramos wasn’t born into privilege and initially struggled in school. It wasn’t until Tanya’s second-grade teacher recognized her promise when she started believing in her own potential. Through the power of education, Tanya was able to change the course of her life and ultimately the lives of so many others. She pursued a mission to improve the lives of students in communities that need it most, and has not looked back ever since.   Today, she continues to help kids access quality education as the CEO of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases educational opportunities in underprivileged communities in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua.  In this episode, we hear about Tanya’s somewhat tumultuous childhood, how she leads an organization impacting the lives of over 100,000 students daily, and what Pencils of Promise is doing now to respond and rebuild beyond COVID-19.   Learn more at pencilsofpromise.org -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
15:42
May 26, 2020
Becoming Better Grownups with Brad Montague
After the hit web series “Kid President" wrapped up in 2016, its genius creator Brad Montague wanted to continue taking on projects for children in television and books. But, they wouldn’t happen and Brad thought that the world wouldn’t let him make anything else. To ease his pain and depression, Brad started visiting classrooms to hear from kids — tiny humans who inspired Brad with their fascinating, sometimes silly, but valuable thoughts and musings. In his tour, he didn’t make big speeches, but ventured to hear from his audience. He asked kids critical questions like ‘What does it mean to be a grown-up?’ and ‘How can we be better grownups?’ In this episode, Brad shares with us his own colorful journey, including the challenges and the silver lining of launching his second book “Becoming Better Grownups” in the middle of a pandemic. He’ll share what true kindness means to him and how our lives can be made better if we re-awakened the child within us. Learn more at montagueworkshop.com and beabettergrownup.com
19:59
May 19, 2020
Paying It Forward with Darleen Santore
It’s hard to get away from bad news these days — death, millions of people who lost their jobs and just fear of what will happen in the coming weeks, months, and even the rest of the year. And while it may be difficult to find it, there is a silver lining: more people are helping their neighbors out and demonstrating acts of kindness. In this episode, we’ll be hearing the story of Darleen Santore, the US ambassador of Global Pay It Forward Day. Darlene, better known as “Coach Dar”, helps athletes, CEOs and entrepreneurs break through barriers as a motivational speaker and therapist. Through her professional career, she found another calling — a leader and catalyst for kindness. Around 6 years ago, she was tapped to lead Pay It Forward Day in the US, a full day celebrating kindness and takes place every year on April 28th. While it isn’t attached to a specific organization or foundation, the movement is now celebrated in 86 countries. This week, Darleen will be sharing how Pay It Forward Day came about, how we can get involved and in what ways we can integrate more kindness in our daily lives. Learn more at globalpayitforwardday.com Instagram: instagram.com/payitforwardday -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
16:30
April 28, 2020
Just Keep Livin’ with Camila McConaughey
Lifestyle expert and co-founder of just keep livin Foundation Camila McConaughey knows the true power of opening a door for someone. Camila immigrated to the United States from Brazil at the age of 15 and eventually built an amazing career as a model. Through the opportunities she was given and her own determination to succeed, Camila made it her personal mission to give back. Together with her husband Matthew McConaughey, Camila founded just keep livin Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps empower high school students through afterschool programs that improve their physical and mental well-being. Apart from her work at the Foundation, Camila also created a sisterhood as founder of Women of Today, a website where multicultural women gather together to engage with each other, by sharing stories and experiences. Camila recently launched a live workout program on Instagram. Through daily sessions, she not only inspires her followers to stay healthy while at home, but also encourages them to give what they can to the Foundation, to enable them to provide meals for students and their families who rely on school meals. Learn more at justkeeplivin.com Learn more at womenoftoday.com -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
18:30
April 21, 2020
Feeding Frontliners with Ben Goldberg
Doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and hospital staff have emerged as soldiers and heroes in our war against COVID-19. For those of us sheltering in place, we might feel a little lost or even powerless in this situation. But for people like Ben Goldberg, a native New Yorker, supporting frontliners the best way he knows how was a no-brainer. Ben is the founder and president of the New York Food Trucks Association (NYFTA), and in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the NYFTA and its members urgently rolled out "Frontline Food Trucks", a program that provides thousands of healthcare workers free servings of coffee and other nutritional snacks and meals every day via their food trucks. NYFTA partnered with brands like Sweetgreen, Chobani and La Colombe whose donated products help feed tens of thousands of frontline medical staff who are not only risking their lives, but who have also been deprived of food options due to hospital cafeterias and surrounding food establishments shutting down. In this episode, you'll also hear from Julia Perez, Digital Marketing Director at CORE Foods. CORE Foods makes organic, fresh, healthy on-the-go snacks and as a B Corporation, it's also committed to reinvesting profits back into their food, community, and movement. To support the Frontline Food Trucks program, the company donated over 10,000 of their Organic Overnight Oat Bars + Probiotics. -- To learn more and get involved with #FrontlineFoodTrucks, visit www.gofundme.com/f/frontline-food-trucks-nyc To learn more about CORE Foods, visit www.corefoods.com -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
14:04
April 14, 2020
Acts of Humanity in Unprecedented Times with Ann Lee
The world has changed because of COVID-19. This pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. Around the world, people are grieving the loss of their loved ones. Businesses shuttered and millions have lost their jobs. But in this madness and time of uncertainty, there are pockets of hope. On Sincerely, Hueman, our mission to share stories of kindness in action, proves to be more important than ever. For today’s brand new episode, we’re featuring CORE (formerly known as J/P Haitian Relief Organization), a nonprofit organization founded by actor Sean Penn. We recorded this episode with their CEO Ann Lee back in February, before the quarantine was announced.  On January 12, 2010, a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti. In a matter of 35 seconds, 250,000 lives were lost. For over a decade, CORE has been rebuilding communities destroyed by the earthquake. It has developed a holistic approach that is not only reactive, but also proactive. The organization runs life-saving programs around youth development and education, women’s entrepreneurship, reforestation and climate resilience, and community health, to name a few. CORE's programs have since expanded to Puerto Rico, across the Caribbean, and to the US gulf states. In this episode, you’ll hear about CORE’s profound impact in vulnerable communities. We’re sharing Ann’s incredible journey in the development sector, how she crossed paths with Sean in Haiti, and how she deals with injustice and channels her anger into acts of humanity. Special COVID-19 announcement: CORE is working to provide vulnerable communities with access to household items, hygiene kits, and food, during these times where access is critical and resources are limited. Additionally, CORE is working closely with the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Fire Department to provide free drive-through testing for high-risk individuals. To donate, sign up to volunteer and get information about testing, please visit COREresponse.org/covid19. Learn more at: www.coreresponse.org Donate to their COVID-19 relief efforts: www.coreresponse.org/covid19 -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
20:07
April 7, 2020
Giving Girls the Opportunity They Deserve with Tiffany Drake
To celebrate International Women’s Day and International Women’s Month, you’ll be hearing a story of hope, paying it forward and the power of education to transform lives. In this episode, we're sharing the story of Tiffany Drake, Executive Director of Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation. Tiffany left the private sector and found herself breaking the mold as a fellow at USAID — and eventually helping shape Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government initiative launched by former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Their work to help adolescent girls attain a quality education and enable them to reach their full potential, transcended the White House and is now changing lives through Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation. In the episode, Tiffany talks about the stories of women paying it forward — even when they had nothing — as true acts of kindness in action. Learn more at www.obama.org/girlsopportunityalliance -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
11:43
March 10, 2020
Teaching Kids Kindness with Nicki Dingraudo
Nicki Dingraudo had the most amazing teacher in first grade.She could tell every detail of her classroom, and she’s the reason Nicki fell in love with education. She knew teachers played a role in teaching students how to be kind and how to be human. After moving to Arizona from the suburbs of Chicago, she was able to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. But it wasn’t what she had imagined. Nicki had a really rough time and she would find herself crying on the way to work. In finding other teachers online, Nicki felt a sense of belonging and deep connection. She knew other teachers shared the same experiences and could empathize with her, especially on days when she felt like she wasn’t doing her best as a teacher. After a couple years in the classroom, she began to look for some extra inspiration and started her little corner of the teacher Instagram world, which she called  “The Sprinkle Topped Teacher”. Through her posts and resources she provides on her site, Nicki created a support system for teachers who are on the frontlines of shaping the lives of future generations. In this episode, Nicki talks about why she built a strong community of teachers, how we can teach our kids kindness in the classroom, and ways we can practice gratitude in our own lives. Learn more at: thesprinkletoppedteacher.com -- Episode sponsored by Riley's Way Foundation. Join the Call For Kindness contest for a chance to be awarded up to $3,000 for your project. Applications open in January 20, 2020 -- https://www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness. Learn more about Riley's Way Foundation: www.rileysway.org -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
18:23
March 3, 2020
Introducing: Could Be Better, tbh (with Stacy London)
ANNOUNCEMENT! A new podcast from Hueman Group Media. -- Could Be Better, tbh (with Stacy London) Talking about mental health is hard, but it doesn’t have to be a bummer. Crisis Text Line and The Jed Foundation (JED) want you to know that we’ve got your back and we’ll get through the hard sh*t (like depression, bullying, and self-harm) together. In this interview-style podcast about mental health, host Stacy London talks to celebrities and advocates who are using hope, kindness, and empathy to navigate life’s hardest situations. There are a lot of things in life that “Could Be Better, tbh." We're tackling the hardest parts of mental health and strategizing ways to make it better. This podcast is brought to you by Crisis Text Line and The Jed Foundation (JED). If you need support processing some of the show's difficult topics, please reach out for help by visiting www.crisistextline.org and www.jedfoundation.org. And, if you are in crisis, text PODCAST to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Stay tuned — the first episode drops on March 2!
02:22
February 28, 2020
Building a Kinder World Through Education and Science with Jaclyn Lindsey and Melissa Burmester
When Jaclyn Lindsey and Melissa Burmester were at a crossroads in their career, they didn't know they would both meet at the intersection of kindness. After working as colleagues at charity:water, they both pursued to build a kinder world. Jaclyn personally experienced bullying, and it left a deep scar and painful memory. Now a mother, she longs to help shape a world where her child would be safe and treated with kindness. In this pursuit, both Jaclyn and Melissa couldn’t find solutions that were based on research and academia. Filling this gap turned into their nonprofit, Kindness.org. The organization collaborates with academics, researchers, and volunteers to investigate the "causes and consequences of kindness". Their programs include "Learn Kind", where they bring kindness and social-emotional education to classroom and "Kindlab" which uses an "interdisciplinary mix of research in genetics, neuroscience, psychology, economics, and anthropology" to share learnings around the impact of kindness, to name a few. Learn more: kindness.org -- Lead sponsor: Riley's Way Foundation Join the Call For Kindness contest for a chance to be awarded up to $3,000 for your project. Applications are now open -- www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness. Ad: Get your first order of Paromi Tea with 25% off. Enter “sincerelyhueman” at checkout: www.paromi.com -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
22:34
February 25, 2020
Supporting Underserved Entrepreneurs on Their Path to Success with Stacy Cline
From a young age, Stacy Cline saw how somebody who is seen as  "different" can be treated. It wasn't until college when her passion to  connect people to causes took shape — upon walking into a run down  classroom with no computers and no books for a school assignment. Today,  Stacy works on her mission at scale as Director of Corporate  Citizenship at GoDaddy for Good, the charitable arm of technology  company GoDaddy. GoDaddy for Good has launched programs that  tangibly give back to communities where they operate in — one of which  is through their "Empower by GoDaddy" program. Through skills building  and training, Empower equips entrepreneurs in underserved communities to  break down barriers and jumpstart their success. Learn more at: www.godaddy.com/godaddy-for-good -- Lead sponsor: Riley's Way Foundation Join the Call For Kindness contest for a chance to be awarded up to $3,000 for your project. Applications are now open -- www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness. Ad: Get your first order of Paromi Tea with 25% off. Enter “sincerelyhueman” at checkout: www.paromi.com -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
20:54
February 18, 2020
Kindness For The Hurting and Hopeless with Jamie Tworkowski
This story is about kindness through the lens of someone hurting and the person helping them find hope in spite of it. In February 2006, Jamie’s life took a 180 when he met Renee Yohe, a young woman who was struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts. Jamie and Renee spent time together before Renee entered a treatment center. Jamie wrote about his encounter with Renee and, while not having any experience as a writer or blogger, composed a riveting blog post titled “To Write Love on Her Arms.” In 2007, the heartwrenching and compelling story of Renee and Jamie's 5-day encounter turned into a movement and officially became a nonprofit organization. For nearly 14 years, Jamie and his team have responded to over 210,000 messages from all around the world. They’ve also created a FIND HELP Tool on their website. The tool helps people locate free or reduced cost counseling and other mental health resources in their community. The organization’s impact on those who’ve been struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide has been profound. In 2015, Jamie published his book "If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For" and today continues to work at the helm of To Write Love on Her Arms. Learn more at: twloha.com If you’re in crisis (not necessarily related to suicide or suicidal thoughts) or are experiencing any painful emotion for which you need support, reach out to a Crisis Text Line counselor by texting “Home” to 741741.  Visit: www.crisistextline.org If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741 if you're struggling with thoughts of suicide. -- Lead sponsor: Riley's Way Foundation Join the Call For Kindness contest for a chance to be awarded up to $3,000 for your project. Applications are now open -- www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness. Ad: Get your first order of Paromi Tea with 25% off. Enter “sincerelyhueman” at checkout: www.paromi.com -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
21:60
February 11, 2020
Living with Self-Kindness and Love for the Planet with AmyAnn Cadwell
On the podcast, we often talk about kindness on a certain scale. We’ve featured leaders of nonprofit organizations that impact millions of people, as well celebrities who’ve used their platforms for good. In this episode, we want to dive deep into self-kindness and how we can try to pursue it. When AmyAnn was in graduate school, she developed a deep concern for her choices after seeing the documentary “The True Cost” — choices that ultimately impact other people, and the planet. This led her to starting her own company: The Good Trade. Founded in Los Angeles in late 2014, The Good Trade is a leading resource and community for sustainability, slow living, and self-love. Through their content, The Good Trade aims to inspire readers who seek to better care for themselves, their communities, and the planet. Learn more at www.thegoodtrade.com Lead sponsor: Riley's Way Foundation Join the Call For Kindness contest for a chance to be awarded up to $3,000 for your project. Applications are now open -- www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness. Ad: Get your first order of Paromi Tea with 25% off. Enter “sincerelyhueman” at checkout: www.paromi.com -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
19:49
February 4, 2020
Telling People They Matter with Matthew Emerzian
With an MBA from UCLA, Matthew Emerzian was treading a successful path in the music business. He was the SVP of a major marketing music company and worked with the biggest artists in the world. In spite of his fame and fortune, Matthew felt empty and eventually suffered from chronic anxiety disorder and depression. His experience led him to founding Every Monday Matters, a not-for-profit organization aimed at helping individuals and organizations understand how much and why they matter. Every Monday Matters programs go beyond the individual level. The organization offers no-cost K-12 Curriculum for engaging today’s youth in topics and activities that build self- and social-responsibility, awareness, and engagement. Now, Matt is releasing his personal journey in his latest book titled, "You Matter. Learning to Love Who You Really Are". The book is set for release on February 12, 2020. Learn more at everymondaymatters.org Episode sponsored by Riley's Way Foundation. Join the Call For Kindness contest for a chance to be awarded up to $3,000 for your project. Applications are now open -- https://www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness. Learn more about Riley's Way Foundation: www.rileysway.org -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
20:17
January 28, 2020
Engaging Youth in Social Change with Aria Finger
When we talk about kindness we think sometimes it’s too sappy or too vague. But frankly, with the stories we’ve heard on the podcast and from people we’ve met, it’s really much more than that. When you’re kind to someone, however you choose to do it, you’re taking action. You’re actually creating change. In this episode, we're sharing the story of Aria Finger, CEO and "Chief Old Person" at DoSomething.org. DoSomething.org is the largest not-for-profit organization exclusively for young people and social change. Through their digital platform, the organization makes it easy, fun and inspiring for young people all across the country and the world to be able to create social change. DoSomething members join their volunteer, social change, and civic action campaigns to make real-world impact on causes they're passionate about such as homelessness, poverty, mental health, racial justice and the environment. Learn more at www.dosomething.org/us Episode sponsored by Riley's Way Foundation. Join the Call For Kindness contest for a chance to be awarded up to $3,000 for your project. Applications open in January 20, 2020 -- https://www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness. Learn more about Riley's Way Foundation: www.rileysway.org -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
18:19
January 21, 2020
Pairing Buddies to Help Prevent Suicide with Gabby Frost
What if a buddy didn't just mean someone you can chat with about things you like or stuff you have in common with like your taste in music or hobbies? What if your buddy also made you feel less isolated and, in your dark moments, helped save your life? On April 8th, 2013, after discovering three girls on Twitter contemplating suicide, then 15-year old Gabby Frost decided to create Buddy Project. In the same way she felt supported by online communities she joined, Gabby thought she could pair people up as buddies. With this peer support system, her goal was to to help prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. Episode sponsored by Riley's Way Foundation. Join the Call For Kindness contest for a chance to be awarded up to $3,000 for your project. Applications open in January 20, 2020 -- https://www.rileysway.org/call-for-kindness. Learn more about Riley's Way Foundation: www.rileysway.org -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
20:24
January 14, 2020
Turning Grief Into a Kindness Movement with Ian Sandler and Christine O'Connell
Kindness manifests in countless ways. Seeing someone give up a seat for the elderly, strangers greeting each other on the street or hearing a friend say “I’m here. We can get through it together.” And when kindness is fully revealed in a person, it’s actually quite impossible to miss. This episode shares the healing power of kindness and its amazing capacity to transcend life. On our first podcast for 2020, we will hear the emotional story of Ian Sandler, a loving father and the co-founder of Riley's Way Foundation. With his wife Mackenzie, Ian turned his grief into an enduring legacy to honor his daughter's life. Riley's Way is a nonprofit organization that empowers young leaders to use kindness and empathy to create meaningful connections and positive change. In this episode, we will also hear from Dr. Christine O'Connell, Executive Director at Riley's Way Foundation. Christine will share her journey and the incredible initiatives and programs she oversees at the organization. Learn more about Riley's Way Foundation: www.rileysway.org -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
20:09
January 7, 2020
2019 Year End Special
As we wrap up 2019 and say hello to a new decade, we wanted to do something on the podcast that's a bit more personal. In this episode, you'll hear from us, your hosts, on our favorite kindness moments of the year. We'll also share kindness entries that our listeners sent. Please have a listen as they will inspire you to do your own acts of kindness. This is our season finale and we'll be back for Season 3 on January 7th! —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
13:09
December 11, 2019
Scaling Generosity on Giving Tuesday with Asha Curran
When Asha Curran first heard of the idea for GivingTuesday from her colleague Henry Timms, she did not foresee how one day of giving could turn into a global movement. She was then working at 92nd Street Y, a nonprofit community and cultural center located in Manhattan, New York. Throughout her career, Asha helped push what’s possible: How do you innovate for nonprofits? What does community mean in an age where there are no boundaries? In this episode, we’re sharing the story of social good innovator and CEO of GivingTuesday, Asha Curran. Before taking GivingTuesday into the next stage of evolution, Asha helped propel successful programs at 92nd Street Y such as the Social Good Summit, an annual event for tech and global development leaders, in partnership with the UN Foundation and Mashable. But one particular experiment led Asha to where she is today: #GivingTuesday, a day when people would give back to causes and issues that matter to them. Last year, over 400 million dollars were donated online in just 24 hours of Giving Tuesday. The movement is now celebrated in over 60 countries. GivingTuesday has radically changed how people think about generosity, and showed the power of communities everywhere to create change. Learn more at www.givingtuesday.org
15:41
December 3, 2019
Being Generous and Using Your Platform for Good with Ben Higgins
When Ben Higgins joined The Bachelor for its 20th season, his life was never the same. But what a lot of people may not know about Ben is that he works tirelessly to turn the spotlight on someone else. In November 2016, Ben co-founded Generous International, a for purpose business that exists to make the world better — providing the consumer a unique opportunity to impact someone's life through their purchase. From coffee to apparel, Generous International’s mission is to create a movement of generosity and to funnel profits of every product sold towards efforts focused on alleviating poverty and bringing hope to the world. There’s one conversation Ben had with a friend that he holds on to to this day: " ‘There's nobody that's meant to be famous, not one.’ He goes, 'It’s what you do with the fame that matters.’ That moment I realized that there was some really great things, there were some world changing things that we could do with the platform that I had been gifted.“ Purchase our 1st MERCH featuring our ‘Society of Kind Humans’ shirt: sincerelyhueman.com/store     Learn more about Generous International: generousmovement.com —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
18:00
November 25, 2019
Turning Air Pollution Into Art with Anirudh Sharma
Every year, more than 4 million people die from direct and indirect exposure to air pollution. Think about that for a second. The very thing that keeps us alive is also the one that’s killing us. Even with problems that seem unsolveable, there are incredible people working day and night to find solutions — like Anirudh Sharma, cofounder and president of Graviky Labs and the chronic inventor behind AIR-INK. Before AIR-INK, Anirudh built Lechal, a vibrating shoe that aimed to help the visually-impaired navigate their worlds better. With Anirudh’s passion to use technology as a tool for good, AIR-INK, the first ink made entirely out of air pollution, was created. At Graviky Labs where AIR-INK is processed, air pollution is recycled and turned into hydrated, industrial-grade pigments and inks. Graviky Labs’ technology can be used to capture carbon pollution from the exhaust of generators and small chimney stacks. With AIR-INK, pollutants which could have been in the lungs of millions of people, or mixed into our water and land streams are now beautifully resting on murals and paintings. In the 2019 MIT Solve Challenge, AIR-INK was selected as one of 32 Solver teams out of 1400 applicants from over 100 countries. MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world's most pressing problems.  —— Purchase our 1st MERCH featuring our ‘Society of Kind Humans’ shirt: sincerelyhueman.com/store Learn more about AIR-INK: www.graviky.com This episode was produced in partnership with MIT Solve. MIT Solve: solve.mit.edu —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
14:16
November 20, 2019
Promoting Diversity in Children's Books with Marley Dias
WORLD KINDNESS DAY SPECIAL: In 5th grade, Marley Dias felt dissatisfied with the books her school had to offer, particularly the lack of diversity in the stories she was reading. “I never saw black girls as the main characters,” says Marley.  At age 10, with the help of her mom, grassroots activist Dr. Janice Dias, Marley turned her frustration into action. In November 2015, #1000BlackGirlBooks was born — a campaign that aims to collect and donate books with black, female protagonists. Due to her relentless attitude and after earning well-deserved media coverage on the biggest platforms, including the Ellen Show, Marley far exceeded her initial goal. Apart from promoting diversity in children’s literature, Marley has reached milestones beyond her years. She earned the title editor for a section on online magazine ELLE.com called Marley Mag, and wrote her own book ‘Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!” Learn more about #1000BlackGirlBooks: grassrootscommunityfoundation.org/1000-black-girl-books-resource-guide Follow Marley Dias: @iammarleydias (instagram.com/iammarleydias) Purchase our 1st MERCH featuring our ‘Society of Kind Humans’ shirt: https://sincerelyhueman.com/store —— Special thanks to our incredible Production Intern Katie Santamaria. Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
20:28
November 13, 2019
Helping the Blind and Low Vision Community with Anirudh Koel
What if there’s a thing you absolutely enjoy that you think: ‘This would be infinitely better if I shared it with another person.’ What if that one thing were your sight — literally the fact that you can see and enjoy everything around you with clarity and without obstruction. It’s something you probably take for granted, but others could only dream of.  In this episode, you’ll hear the story of Anirudh Koul, former Head of Artificial Intelligence and Research at AIRA (Artificial Intelligence Remote Assistance ). Anirudh is a prolific innovator who’s worked for tech behemoths like Yahoo and Microsoft. After six years at Microsoft, he joined Aira, a mobile app that connects the blind and low vision community to highly trained, remotely-located agents to enhance their everyday experiences. The service empowers users, who depend on others to perform daily tasks. Time Magazine named Aira one the Best Inventions of 2018. The startup was also selected as a Solver in the recently concluded 2019 Community-Driven Innovation Challenge at MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  This year, Aira is committed to hiring 100 military spouses as agents who can work remotely from home, while impacting the lives of Aira users.  Aira: aira.io This episode was produced in partnership with MIT Solve. MIT Solve: solve.mit.edu —— Special thanks to our incredible Production Intern Katie Santamaria. Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
17:02
November 5, 2019
Inspiring Change Through Storytelling with Holly Gordon
Have you ever seen a film or piece of content where the experience was so visceral, so moving that you couldn’t forget about it for days? Powerful stories can trigger an emotion, maybe fear, confusion, excitement or joy. They make you ask questions — and want answers. In these moments, you’re no longer a passive audience. You’ve become a participant. In this episode, we’re hearing the journey of Holly Gordon, Co-Founder of Girl Rising and the Chief Impact Officer at Participant Media. Girl Rising is a feature length film that turned into a global movement for girls’ education, anchored in the riveting stories of nine courageous girls living in daunting situations. Today, Holly Gordon is one of the visionary leaders at Participant Media, a company founded in 2004 by social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll. Participant Media uses the power of a good story well told to create real world impact and awareness. Participant Media is behind award-winning and critically acclaimed films and shows including Spotlight, Green Book, RBG, When They See Us, and produces thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content through its digital entertainment division Soul Pancake. In this episode, Holly tells her own story — from her career as a producer, pursuit to inspire social change through storytelling, to a valuable lesson she shared with her kids when they were little. Learn more: Participant Media participant.com Girl Rising: girlrising.org __ This episode is sponsored by Coin Up, a revolutionary mobile donation app that makes giving effortless, while making fundraising more efficient. Learn more: coinupapp.com —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
22:28
October 29, 2019
Empowering Women and Girls Through Tech with June Sugiyama
As humans, we have personal motivations to succeed, to make ourselves better. But when the going gets tough and we’re bombarded with challenges, don’t we sometimes feel like quitting? What if our goal was to impact another person’s life, not just ours? And we stuck to that image of that one person, maybe a handful or even thousands of people we can potentially help. Would we be so quick to give up? In the case of June Sugiyama, Director at Vodafone Americas Foundation, flipping the script and refocusing the lens was a daily practice. Instead of thinking about how impossible a goal is, she thought more about the opportunity. And that opportunity was to transform the lives of women and girls through technology, and make their dreams a reality. June is a senior leader in corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and social impact. This year, with June at the helm, Vodafone Americas Foundation joined MIT Solve to support technology solutions empowering women and girls.  MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world's most pressing problems. In the recently concluded Solve Challenge, CareMother, OneSky Caregiver Training and Raaji are three Solver teams that received $75,000 for the Innovation for Women Prize, made possible by the Vodafone Americas Foundation. Vodafone Americas Foundation: vodafone-us.com This episode was produced in partnership with MIT Solve. MIT Solve: solve.mit.edu —— This episode is sponsored by Coin Up, a revolutionary mobile donation app that makes giving effortless, while making fundraising more efficient. Learn more: coinupapp.com —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
17:39
October 22, 2019
Giving Socks to the Homeless and At-Risk Communities with Kelly Cobb
Across the US, socks remain the no. 1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. When Dave Heath and Randy Goldberg discovered this need in the homeless community, they decided to solve the problem head on. Bombas launched in 2013 with a mission to change the way people think about socks. Not only are socks a critical item of clothing that needs to be at its comfiest, but they can be a way for all of us to make people in  homeless, in-need and at-risk communities feel seen. When Kelly Cobb joined the company in 2016, she had the opportunity to define her role as VP of Community and Giving. Beyond the brand’s “buy one, give one” model, Bombas works closely with thousands of giving partners to engineer clothing that specifically meets the needs of people who don't have the luxury of putting on clean clothes every day. Kelly and her team leads their Community Program, which enables like-minded community members to volunteer and support the brand's dedication to helping the homeless, and better understand the root issues of homelessness. Today, Bombas has donated over 26 million high quality, specially-designed clothing items (socks and shirts) to those in need. Learn more about Bombas: https://bombas.com -- This episode is sponsored by Coin Up, a revolutionary mobile donation app that makes giving effortless, while making fundraising more efficient. Learn more: coinupapp.com -- Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
18:37
October 15, 2019
Changing the World Through Raw Materials with Stephanie Benedetto
Stephanie Benedetto is a former corporate lawyer who found her path to change the world. Prior to starting Queen of Raw, Stephanie worked as a lawyer in the fashion, media/entertainment, start-up, and technology industries and co-founded a sustainable textile manufacturing facility. While spending a lot of time in factories and warehouses, she saw perfectly good fabric collecting dust. These would eventually be burned or sent to the landfill. There was no alternative. This was when Stephanie realized that there was a supply demand mismatch — and she wanted to do something about it. Today, Stephanie is the CEO and Founder of Queen of Raw, a marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles. The company keeps these materials out of landfills and turns pollution into profit. “Don't doubt that you can make a difference and you can solve problems and absolutely go change the world,” says Stephanie. Stephanie was selected to join the Circular Economy Solver Class in the recently concluded 2019 Solve Challenge from MIT Solve. MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world's most pressing problems. The incoming Solver class was selected by Solve’s expert judges and was  selected from a pool of nearly 1,400 applicants from over 100 countries. After a rigorous process, Queen of Raw, with Stephanie at its helm, was chosen as a promising Solver who will drive transformational change. Queen of Raw: www.queenofraw.com This episode was produced in partnership with MIT Solve. MIT Solve: solve.mit.edu Learn more about MIT Solver Stephanie Benedetto: solve.mit.edu/challenges/circular-economy/solutions/6727 —— This episode is sponsored by Coin Up, a revolutionary mobile donation app that makes giving effortless, while making fundraising more efficient. Learn more: coinupapp.com —— Special thanks to our incredible Production Intern Katie Santamaria. Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
18:55
October 8, 2019
Feeding Your Soul with Gary Cohen
What do you want to be most remembered for? When you’re not around, what would you like people to say? Is it how much money you make, awards you’ve received or anything that solely points to your personal accomplishments? What about, how you went out of your way to help a friend or a stranger or how you built a career that ultimately, made a positive impact in the world? In this episode, we’re sharing the remarkable story of Gary Cohen. He is the board chair and founder of Together for Girls, a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a particular focus on sexual violence against girls. Gary is also the Executive Vice President of Global Health at BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and President of the BD Foundation. For years, Gary has been an active leader and advocate for advancing health and human rights. What makes Gary’s story inspiring is how he weaved exemplary humanitarian work throughout his career. In 2018, Gary launched the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation (RICSI) at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, New Jersey. RICSI educates current and new generations of business leaders to integrate social innovation into their business strategies.  “You can't control what happens in life. You can only control how you respond to it. You have to figure out what's going to be the right choice and always make the choice that elevates your human character.” Learn more about the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation: www.business.rutgers.edu/ricsi Learn more about Together for Girls: www.togetherforgirls.org —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
16:53
October 1, 2019
Social Good Summit (Part 2) - Rajesh Mirchandani
In Part 2 of our Social Good Summit special, we're sharing the journey of Rajesh Mirchandani, Chief Communications Officer for the United Nations Foundation, a partner of the Social Good Summit. Rajesh was born in India, but his family moved to the UK when he was just three years old. Rajesh eventually worked as a journalist for the BBC, where he covered a variety of stories and issues. These include the Haiti Earthquake and typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded in history. After 20 years of global journalism experience, Rajesh left journalism to become an advocate. He now leads a team of skilled communicators working to advance progress on important global issues. In this episode, we'll hear from Rajesh on why the Social Good Summit chose the climate crisis as its sole theme for this year's event, and how climate change affects other issues we’re facing in the world right now. He says that we hold the power as consumers to make a difference. On Sunday (September 22nd), global leaders, celebrities and activists will gather at the Summit to leave you and I inspired to take action, and help save our planet for generations to come. Buy tickets and learn more at: mashable.com/sgs Watch the livestream: mashable.com/sgs-livestream —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
18:31
September 19, 2019
Social Good Summit (Part 1) - Jessica Coen
If you’re part of the younger generation, the idea that you can live a full, healthy and happy life, long enough to see your own children grow, is slipping away because of the greatest threat to humanity: the climate crisis. That’s why we see teen activists like Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Villaseñor holding the megaphone, marching and leading the fight against climate change. They are determined for everyone else to wake up and do something, before irreversible damage is done to our planet. This week, we are proud to work with the Social Good Summit to help amplify stories on their 10th anniversary. A decade ago, Mashable, United Nations Foundation, 92nd Street Y, and United Nations Development Program teamed up to launch a new kind of summit where global leaders, celebrities and activists would gather to celebrate activism, and where attendees would be galvanized into action. SGS will be held on Sunday, September 22nd at the 92nd Street Y. Attendees will hear from a diverse range of speakers, from activist Greta Thunberg to author Jonathan Safran Foer, Katie Couric, Chef Jose Andres, Connie Britton and many more. In Part 1 of our SGS special, you’ll hear the journey of Jessica Coen, Editor in Chief and SVP at Mashable. Jessica has had a prolific career in media. She's held various editorial positions in publications like Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. Apart from her role as Editor in Chief and Head of Content at Mashable, she is also working with remarkable partners at SGS to put together an incredible day of of dialogue and onstage activations. Buy tickets and learn more at: mashable.com/sgs Watch the livestream: mashable.com/sgs-livestream —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
16:47
September 17, 2019
Championing People with Disabilities with Jillian Mercado
Jillian Mercado is an indomitable Latina model and disabilities activist. She has spastic muscular dystrophy, and has used a wheelchair for as long as she can remember. Jillian has been stigmatized as a disabled person, but it never held her back from making it in fashion, an industry she’s been in love with when she was young. In 2014, she starred in a groundbreaking campaign with Diesel. The ad shows Jillian in her element — gorgeous, unapologetically herself and showing her disability for everyone to see and embrace. Jillian has also modeled for brands like Olay, Nordstrom and Target and has appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue’s September issue. Jillian is a fierce advocate for people with disabilities. Through her work, she wants people who may be going through the same journey to feel that they are valued, loved and worthy of being alive. Follow Jillian on Instagram @jillianmercado and twitter @jilly_peppa __ This episode is sponsored by DiveIn, a mobile app that makes it easy for anyone to do more good in their local communities. Visit divein.app/download Also check out: womensbuilding.org   —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
19:38
September 10, 2019
Storytelling for Humanity with Farhoud Meybodi
In the 80s, Farhoud grew up as a young Persian kid in Los Angeles. He’s always loved films, but says the general representation of his culture impacted the way he told stories. It wasn’t until he left his lucrative job in the fashion industry when he finally dedicated himself to a mission: tell stories that entertain and uplift. Today, Farhoud is the Executive Vice President of Creative at Wayfarer Entertainment, an award-winning digital media studio focused on social good storytelling content. Farhoud says his life changed when he met his business partner and Wayfarer Entertainment’s CEO and Co-Founder, Justin Baldoni. Mostly recently, Farhoud directed and executive produced several episodes of Wayfarer’s flagship series, My Last Days. He also executive produced and wrote Man Enough, a groundbreaking dinner party conversation series, where men discuss what it means to be a man today. Through Wayfarer, Farhoud continues to harness the power of storytelling to create social change. Learn more about Farhoud’s work at wearewayfarer.com __ This episode is sponsored by DiveIn, a mobile app that makes it easy for anyone to do more good in their local communities. Visit divein.app/download Also check out: citysurfproject.com —— Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
22:14
September 3, 2019
Radically Transforming Crisis Services with Nancy Lublin and Bob Filbin
“R U There?” These three words from an anonymous texter catapulted Nancy Lublin into a bold mission: Create rapid-response counseling for people in crisis. In 2013, she launched Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit organization that provides free 24/7 crisis support via text messaging. Research has shown that globally, 1 in 4 people will struggle with mental illness at some point in their lives. And according to the World Health Organization, nearly two-thirds of those with known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional — even if treatment is available. This week, we’re sharing the story of Nancy Lublin, Founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line. Nancy is a tenacious problem-solver. She created Dress For Success, an organization that provides professional outfits, resources and training to women in need. She also previously led DoSomething.org as CEO, turning the failing nonprofit around into one of the largest organizations for young people in social activism and change. We’re also hearing from Bob Filbin, Co Founder and Chief Data Scientist at Crisis Text Line, in this episode. Bob made the critical leap with Nancy to help build a robust service that brings texters “from a hot moment to a cool calm”. By leveraging data and text messaging, Crisis Text Line has seen over 105 million messages exchanged and trains thousands of volunteer crisis counselors monthly. “It’s strangers helping strangers in their darkest moments,” says Nancy. This story does not only cover the topic of mental health. It's a compelling case for the good in humanity. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional abuse or any type of crisis, we urge you to listen to this story, and know that you are not alone. Support is out there: Text HELLO to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor at Crisis Text Line. Learn more at www.crisistextline.org --- This episode is sponsored by DiveIn, a mobile app that makes it easy for anyone to do more good in their local communities. Visit divein.app/download  Also check out: www.beyonddifferences.org/ Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
22:25
August 27, 2019
Scaling Generosity on Giving Tuesday
When Asha Curran first heard of the idea for GivingTuesday from her colleague Henry Timms, she did not foresee how one day of giving could turn into a global movement. She was then working at 92nd Street Y, a nonprofit community and cultural center located in Manhattan, New York.   Throughout her career, Asha helped push what’s possible: How do you innovate for nonprofits? What does community mean in an age where there are no boundaries? In this episode, we’re sharing the story of social good innovator and CEO of GivingTuesday, Asha Curran.   Before taking GivingTuesday into the next stage of evolution, Asha helped propel successful programs at 92nd Street Y such as the Social Good Summit, an annual event for tech and global development leaders, in partnership with the UN Foundation and Mashable. But one particular experiment led Asha to where she is today: #GivingTuesday, a day when people would give back to causes and issues that matter to them. Last year, over 400 million dollars were donated online in just 24 hours of Giving Tuesday. The movement is now celebrated in over 60 countries. GivingTuesday has radically changed how people think about generosity, and showed the power of communities everywhere to create change.   Learn more at www.givingtuesday.org --- This episode is sponsored by DiveIn, a mobile app that makes it easy for anyone to do more good in their local communities. Visit divein.app/download  Advertise with us: sincerelyhueman.com/advertise Pitch your story: sincerelyhueman.com/contact  Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
19:11
August 20, 2019
Hello Neighbor - Sloane Davidson
What is a neighbor supposed to look like? Do we want them to appear a certain way? Or are they human beings that we welcome into our homes, people we rely on to share in our milestones or mourn with us in times of tragedy. So instead of asking what they should look like, the better question is: How should a neighbor be? Are they kind? Do they lend us a helping hand when we need them? After moving from job to job, and city to city, Sloane went back to her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started Hello Neighbor. The nonprofit works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee families, by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives. Apart from working in impoverished villages in countries like the Congo, Guatemala and the Philippines, Sloane had a life changing Thanksgiving dinner with a Syrian family. In this episode, we hear Sloane’s journey as the Founder and CEO of Hello Neighbor, what she learned about the refugee experience and the simple acts we can do to make others feel more human. Learn more at www.helloneighbor.io Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
20:01
August 13, 2019
Connecting with Purpose - Susan McPherson
Susan McPherson is considered a matchmaker for social impact. Over the years, she’s built an incredible network of business leaders and nonprofit professionals who have a mission to do good. This network is something Susan expands with ease and authenticity. After all, companies and organizations are built by people. For Susan, bridging relationships to create an even greater impact in the world is really all that matters. In this episode, we are sharing Susan’s multi-chaptered journey as an effervescent connector, corporate social responsibility expert and the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands and social impact. McPherson Strategies' clients include The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, Dell, Intel, The Women's Philanthropy Institute and Participant Media. Learn more at www.mcpstrategies.com Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
14:18
August 6, 2019
Everyday Philanthropist - Jenn Duong
What if you had a chance to impact someone's life with as little as one quarter a day? Jenn Duong and the phenomenal founders at Good Today believe you can, through their non-profit platform. While in college, Jenn pursued a career as an immersive director and producer, eventually finding virtual reality as her native medium. While working at VR studio RYOT (acquired by Verizon’s AOL), Jenn met one of the founding board members at Good Today, Molly Swenson. Good Today's mission is to democratize philanthropy — by making the act of giving frictionless. As the platform’s Head of Content, Jenn has provided creative direction, strategy, and leadership to cultivate Good Today’s brand voice and image. Upon signing up, members receive an email every morning with the cause of the day and two charities to choose from. They can donate 25¢, 50¢, or $1 a day, with options to pay monthly or yearly. Through other means such as Slack-enabled donations for companies and their soon-to-launch texting service, Good Today aims to build a community of givers, with the power of life-changing impact made more accessible. Learn more at goodtoday.org Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
16:38
July 30, 2019
Buy Sight, Give Sight - Ben and Laura Harrison
In 2013, Ben and Laura Harrison became first-time parents. After waiting for years to have a child, they received devastating news that their son Jonas was blind. Jonas was born with a rare disorder called Peter’s anomaly. At birth, he had cloudy corneas and glaucoma. Though Jonas was born without sight, his vision was restored to a functional level after 21 sight-saving surgeries. In spite of this miracle, Jonas still needed the help of eyeglasses. Ben and Laura weren't able to find any affordable kids glasses they felt would make Jonas feel confident, stylish and empowered. And out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jonas Paul Eyewear was born. Jonas Paul Eyewear has been a thriving business for Ben and Laura. But beyond that, it also created an opportunity for their family to make an impact. Through their partnership with CBM (formerly Christian blind mission), an international Christian development organization, Jonas Paul Eyewear is able to direct a portion of their sales to help prevent childhood blindness around the world. Learn more about Jonas Paul Eyewear: jonaspauleyewear.com Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
14:45
July 23, 2019
Kind Campaign - Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson
In 2009, Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson packed their bags in a minivan with their mothers. Though their journey had stops along the way, it wasn’t a typical road trip. Lauren and Molly were on a mission to make a documentary about the “mean girl” phenomenon and the negative effects of girl-against-girl bullying. In this episode, Lauren and Molly share their own truth (including the traumatic experience of being ostracized in school), and how they turned their nonprofit organization Kind Campaign into a global movement. From capturing deep seeded emotions in their award-winning film “Finding Kind”, Lauren and Molly are now impacting the lives of thousands of girls all over the country. Through Kind Campaign assemblies, curriculums and an online community, girls are able to heal from the effects of bullying —and ultimately, step into the power of kindness. In the process, these young women also recognize their ability to create positive change within and outside their school hallways. Learn more about Kind Campaign or follow them on Instagram @kindcampaign. Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
16:41
July 16, 2019
Power of Second Chances with Stanley Richards
Imagine being told constantly that you’ll never get out of your situation. Or that your environment, the family or neighborhood you were born into, is who you are. In this episode, we’re sharing the journey of Stanley Richards, a criminal justice reform advocate, acting Vice Chair of NYC Board of Correction and the Executive Vice President of The Fortune Society. Stanley cycled in and out of jail until he was arrested for robbery in 1986. He was sentenced to 9 years for his crime and spent 4 and a half years in prison. In this riveting story of hope and breaking free from the shackles of circumstance, Stanley is a remarkable example of what your life could be, if you don’t give up on yourself. Today, he’s a role model and inspiring leader at the helm of The Fortune Society — a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals into society. Learn more about The Fortune Society: fortunesociety.org Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
20:07
July 9, 2019
Power of a Girl - Melissa Kilby
What does it mean to be a girl in today’s world? At Girl Up, a leadership development initiative of the United Nations Foundation — there are no bounds, no limits to defining what a girl is or who she could be. On this week’s podcast episode, we are sharing the journey of Melissa Kilby, a mother, persistent leader and the Co-Executive Director of Girl Up. What started out as a fundraising campaign for partners at the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up eventually grew into a global movement. In the early years of the organization, Melissa quickly learned that girls didn’t want to stay on the sidelines. They wanted to lead and create change for girls all around the world. Since 2010, the organization has impacted the lives of more than 48,000 girls — whether it's by preventing child marriage or helping girls stay in school. Today, Girl Up continues to unleash the potential of young leaders to achieve equal rights for every girl, everywhere. Learn more about Girl Up by following @girlupcampaign. You can also attend or follow the 2019 Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. from July 15-17. Follow Sincerely, Hueman on Instagram @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
14:24
July 2, 2019
When Teens Save The Planet - Cindy Chung
We’ve seen them grab headlines. They’re on the streets, calling out world leaders and organizations that have failed to protect our environment. They’re teenagers like 16 year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg or the 21 young people from Portland, Oregon who are demanding their government to step up and protect children and future generations from the effects of climate change. In this episode, we’re sharing the story of an inspiring young leader — Cindy Chung, a teen climate activist and the co-head of youth-led movement Zero Hour NYC. Daughter of immigrant parents from South Korea, Cindy would remind family members to put used plastic bottles in the recycling bin when she was much younger. These days, she spends her spare time lobbying for policies that would enable her city of Bayonne, New Jersey to react effectively to the climate crisis. Surrounded by other unwearied, impassioned teen activists, no one can stop Cindy from fighting for her future. Learn how you can support: zerohournyc.weebly.com www.imatteryouth.org Check out Haley Kennedy's art on Instagram: @shopsundae You can see her exclusive artworks for Sincerely, Hueman at our Instagram: @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
13:50
June 18, 2019
Don't Look Away - Serinda Swan
While best known for her TV characters on Marvel’s Inhumans and Ballers on HBO, actress Serinda Swan, in real life, is turning the spotlight around. For years, she's raised awareness around global causes, activating the hearts and minds of people so they don't look the other way. Since 2012, Serinda has challenged celebrities to stare death in the face through her skydive mission, 18 for 18, a project that funds rescue missions and rehabilitation of sex trafficking victims. Her more recent venture, Deedly, is a tech-based curriculum that enables students to learn about today’s important issues, while empowering them to take action. In this episode, Serinda talks about the trip that changed her life, and why she is relentlessly using her platform to amplify the voices of those who’ve suffered injustice and unspeakable violence. To learn more about Deedly, visit: www.deedly.com Check out Haley Kennedy's art on Instagram: @shopsundae You can see her exclusive artworks for Sincerely, Hueman at our Instagram: @sincerelyhueman This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
16:29
June 4, 2019
Solving Global Challenges - Alex Amouyel
How do you solve the most complex challenges that exist in our world — preventing chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer, ensuring access to quality education for refugees and displaced people and combating climate change, to name a few. For decades, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has taken on missions that seem beyond the bounds of possibility. In the 1960s, the MIT Instrumentation Lab developed the navigation system of the Apollo spacecraft — which safely landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, and returned them to Earth.  Today, MIT is still taking these challenges head on. Through its initiative MIT Solve, people from all over the world pitch their solutions to massive global problems. On the podcast, we are sharing the journey of Alex Amouyel, ruthless problem solver and the Executive Director of MIT Solve. Since MIT Solve was established, Alex has been blazing a trail for people whose big ideas can change the world.   In the episode, you’ll also hear from two MIT Solvers. Richard Rowe, Chairman and CEO of Open Learning Exchange, an organization that’s committed to use learning as a tool to break the cycle of global poverty and violence. Sona Shah, CEO and Co-Founder of medical device startup Neopenda, also joins us on the podcast. To help newborns survive, Neopenda created its first product, a small device (worn as a headband) that monitors the vital signs of critically ill newborns in low-resource areas.   To learn more about MIT Solve, visit https://solve.mit.edu  This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.
14:06
May 8, 2019
Smart Girls - Meredith Walker
For a lot of young women, adolescence can be an interesting and challenging journey. It’s usually awkward, and there’s always that crippling desire to fit in. In 2008, funny best friend duo and all around wonderful humans Meredith Walker and Amy Poehler launched Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an organization aimed at helping young people discover and cultivate their authentic selves.  On the podcast, Smart Girls Executive Director and accomplished television producer Meredith Walker will share with us how she found her purpose as the caretaker of stories for young people. Over the past decade, Smart Girls has been showcasing the curiosity, breathtaking talent and the untarnished passion of young women and girls who are changing the world. In this episode, we’ll also hear from Maggie Chieffo, General Manager at Smart Girls. Maggie is a driving force at the organization who ensures that a diverse group of people are represented in the stories they share.  Find inspiration on www.amysmartgirls.com and follow them on Instagram @amypoehlersmartgirls.
14:17
April 23, 2019
Born This Way with Maya Enista Smith
In 2012, Stefani Germanotta whom the world knows as Lady Gaga, created the Born This Way Foundation with her phenomenal mom, Cynthia Germanotta. The Foundation is committed to support the wellness of young people, and empower them to create a kinder and braver world. But alongside Lady Gaga and Cynthia, is another remarkable human, Maya Enista Smith. For almost all of the seven years since the organization was founded, Maya has been the architect and the compassionate spirit at the helm of Born This Way Foundation. We are proud to share Maya's journey on the podcast and her instrumental role in formalizing a movement that embodies Lady Gaga's unbreakable bond with her fans. Today, Maya is leading an impassioned and selfless team. She is pursuing the Foundation's mission for young people and the future of her two children.  In this episode, you'll also hear from Shadille Estepan, an empowering young leader who now works as the organization's Communications and Outreach Associate. Her story of speaking your truth is one you wouldn't want to miss. Check out: https://bornthisway.foundation https://www.channelkindness.org https://www.facebook.com/KylersKicks This show is produced by Hueman Group Media. Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
16:22
April 9, 2019
Away is Here - Amirah Jiwa
When we travel, perceptions of other people and their culture are no longer confined to what we see on TV or read about online. As we explore the unfamiliar, the stories, the narratives and the experiences become uniquely, our own. On Sincerely, Hueman, we are committed to amplifying not only individuals, but also businesses and organizations that are a force for good. Today, we're excited to share our new podcast episode featuring Away, a global lifestyle brand whose intention, from day one, was to make a real difference in the world - from the products they make to the platforms they create.   In this episode, you'll hear from Amirah Jiwa, social impact manager at Away. Through a nontraditional lens, Amirah finds the unique strengths of businesses (from its people to its resources) to create positive change in communities — here and abroad. Even before selling its first suitcase, Away has stood behind peacebuilders in conflict through its partnership with nonprofit organization, Peace Direct. Apart from collaborations and partnerships, team members at Away are also given volunteer time off so that they have more opportunities to give back and contribute to causes they care about. In the podcast, Zack Repko, Senior Designer at Away, talks about the trips that changed his life and how important it is for companies to engage its employees through social good initiatives. If you're interested to learn more about Away's partnership with Peace Direct, visit peacedirect.awaytravel.com. If you purchase anything from Away, from a sticker to a suitcase, you've also contributed to Peace Direct's mission of "stopping wars, one person at a time."  This show is produced by Hueman Group Media. Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
15:09
March 26, 2019
Spreading Self-Compassion with Karamo Brown
In 2018, Karamo Brown made an indelible mark through the Netlflix reality television and cultural phenomenon, Queer Eye. Before captivating audiences with piercing conversations and emotional breakthroughs, Karamo himself had to overcome challenges that were both unexpected and inevitable. As a gay African American man born to immigrant parents, Karamo educated himself, went against the grain and made sure to show compassion for others. These days, Karamo is sharing his journey as a father, a newly published author and soon-to-be husband — all while spreading empathy and kindness in a world that needs it now more than ever. And as he poignantly writes in his memoir 'KARAMO: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope': "We need to remove the lens that’s causing us to see the world in black and white. There is an emotional gray area that connects us all.” Get a copy of Karamo's book click here: https://bit.ly/2F6MVlD You can also catch Karamo on the new season of Queer Eye which premieres on March 15th. If our podcast resonates with you, please don't forget to leave us a rating and review! This show is produced by Hueman Group Media. Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
15:07
March 12, 2019
Taste of Home - Manal Kahi
When food is made with love and passion, it goes beyond nourishment. It becomes a story — an adventure. From a desire to serve underrepresented, authentic dishes, Manal Kahi co-founded Eat Offbeat, a food delivery service where homestyle meals are entirely conceived, prepared and delivered by refugees in New York City. From wonderfully crafted menus, customers can try the exquisite flavors of food from countries including Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Senegal and Eritrea (cuisines that are not easily accessible, even in New York City's diverse food culture). Manal, alongside her inspiring and resilient team, are on a mission to create a more positive narrative wherein refugee chefs are the heroes who enrich our lives — and our palates.  Check out: eatoffbeat.com If our podcast resonates with you, please don't forget to leave us a rating and review! This show is produced by Hueman Group Media. Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
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February 26, 2019
Be Nice The End: Raising Kids with Special Needs - Carissa Tozzi and Gena Mann
Carissa Tozzi and Gena Mann are longtime friends and the lifestyle savvy women behind Wolf + Friends, an app for moms raising children with special needs. Before motherhood, Carissa had a thriving career in celebrity casting and PR. She worked with media brands like Refinery29, Seventeen and Cosmo Girl. Her life changed when she was told that her son Wolf, who's neurotypical had some sensory issues and needed extra support in the classroom. Carissa wanted her son to live the best life he possibly could, but thought existing materials and resources were not inspiring. She then teamed up with her friend Gena, whose two sons were diagnosed with autism. Together, these warrior moms created an uplifting and judgment free platform where moms raising kids with special needs can connect and find the support they deserve.   Check out: https://www.wolfandfriends.com If our podcast resonates with you, please don't forget to leave us a rating and review! This show is produced by Hueman Group Media (www.huemangroupmedia.com). Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
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February 6, 2019
Lines of Difference - Michael McKee
Identities and labels can put us in boxes that we can’t break away from. And in the world we live in, people might not be so willing to peel back the layers they see, to dig deep, to ask uncomfortable questions. But then there are people like Michael McKee, a doting son and soldier for the unseen who now works as the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships at GLAAD, an organization that works across entertainment, news and digital media to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community. While he once felt dehumanized, Michael never gave up in finding common ground between diverse groups and building bridges that connected resources to communities in need. If our podcast resonates with you, please don't forget to leave us a rating and review! This show is produced by Hueman Group Media. Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
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January 23, 2019
2018 Year End Special (Part 2) - Adam Kunes and Ashaba Faridah
Episode Correction: One of our featured humans, Ashaba Faridah, grew up in the outskirts of Kampala in Uganda, East Africa. We wanted to close out the year by sharing two inspiring stories on owning your purpose and overcoming what scares you. On our last podcast for 2018, you'll hear the empowering journey of Ashaba Faridah, a pilot in Uganda, East Africa. As founder of Bambino Life Foundation, she's committed to promoting girls' education among other initiatives focused on children. Drivers of child marriage in her country, an epidemic that affects nearly 1 in every 2 girls before the age of 18, include poverty and lack of access to education. You'll also hear from Have Fun Do Good's founder Adam Kunes. After taking so many trips that integrated service and giving back, he started his own social good travel company — where every life-changing experience combines adventure with altruism. www.havefundogood.cowww.bambinofoundation.com
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December 21, 2018
2018 Year End Special (Part 1) - Lyndcee Barragato and Makenna Ruddy
To wrap up an incredible 2018, we asked people from our community about how they're spreading kindness and making a difference in their own communities. In collecting these short stories, we weren’t focused on the scale of their impact. What really mattered was that these amazing humans got up and created the change they wanted to see. Check out the first installment of our two-part episode. We hope listening to our podcast made you believe that there's still a ton of good in the world. Stay tuned for Part 2 of our year end special this week!
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December 17, 2018
Eliminating Hunger and Food Waste with Jasmine Crowe
Jasmine Crowe is a modern warrior against food waste and hunger. She didn't stop at just doling out food items to the hungry, she wanted to serve people to make sure they were fed in the most dignified way possible. In 2017, Jasmine launched Goodr, a company that connects businesses with local charities to deliver leftover food. Through an app, Goodr drivers pick up surplus food from client companies and establishments and drop them off at designated locations including churches, food banks, nonprofit organizations and community groups. Jasmine strongly believes that when it comes to hunger, we’re actually looking at the wrong problem. People aren’t hungry because of scarcity. People are hungry because food is wasted to an unfathomable degree. This show is produced by Hueman Group Media. Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
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November 13, 2018
Film Forward - Kweighbaye Kotee
Kweighbaye Kotee felt like she was in Disney World when she first stepped into a movie theater. But as she grew older, she went from being mesmerized with the sights and sounds of a film, to getting behind the camera to create a piece of art that told a story. A story that matters, and oftentimes a story we’re robbed of because people behind it are deemed powerless due to the color of their skin, their ethnicity or perhaps their gender. Seeing inequality all her life, Kweighbaye was motivated to open doors and curate rooms filled with emerging directors, actors, actresses, writers and producers from all backgrounds. This is the story of Kweighbaye Kotee, filmmaker, founder of the Bushwick Film Festival and an advocate for underrepresented voices in film. This show is produced by Hueman Group Media. Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
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October 22, 2018
Sing For Me - Jackie Vanderbeck
Jackie Vanderbeck is more than a gifted performer, she was born to use music as a tool to bring joy to people's lives, however momentary. Jackie left her hometown in Sacramento, California and moved to New York City, in the nexus of musical theater, to chase a dream. In the daily grind of auditioning and performing, Jackie felt disconnected from her craft. And in building her new life, she felt a void — the warmth from her grandparents who influenced her love for music. She searched hard for volunteer opportunities involving the elderly, but couldn't find one she could fully commit to. And so she started her own. From singing acapella songs at a senior home on her own, Jackie is now growing Sing For Your Seniors, a nonprofit organization with 150 volunteer professional singers who connect and enrich the lives of the elderly at senior centers, hospitals and respite care facilities in New York City and beyond. This show is produced by Hueman Group Media. Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
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October 2, 2018
Let Me In - Hazami Barmada
From the outside, you'd think Hazami Barmada lived the American dream all her life. Hazami's armed with a Master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She's a consultant for the UN Foundation and the CEO of her own social impact firm. But if you trace Hazami's roots (Syrian-Palestinan, to be exact) you'll find something different. She experienced what it was like to study at a refugee school in the outskirts of Damascus. When Hazami's family moved to the United States, they lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. During Hazami’s time at the UN, she lost sleep over how big governments, systems and bureaucracies left people out -- excluding voices that should be leading conversations around the world's most pressing problems. So she went back to the drawing board and created the Global People's Summit, the first fully virtual and inclusive summit where people are not left out of conversations because of the color of their passports, inability to travel or social status.Together with her selfless team, the 2nd Global People’s Summit will be held on September 22nd, a conference that —in the truest sense of the word— lets people in. Register for free to attend the summit on September 22, 2018: www.globalpeoplesummit.org This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.Sincerely, Hueman is on Instagram @sincerelyhueman. Also Facebook and Twitter.
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September 19, 2018
Season Finale: Power of Small Things - Emma Yang and Kenton Lee
Do you remember Emma Yang, the 14 year old tech genius building an app for Alzheimer's disease patients? How about Kenton Lee, founder of Because International, and genius behind the Shoe That Grows? So much has happened since we featured them on the show. You'll be amazed to hear how much impact these extraordinary individuals have made and are bound to make in the coming months. On this episode, we're also sharing why everybody should look forward to Sincerely, Hueman Season 2! Find Emma Yang: timeless.careFind Kenton Lee: grofive.comThis show is produced by Hueman Group Media.Sincerely, Hueman is on Instoneagram @sincerelyhueman.Also Facebook and Twitter.
11:49
August 13, 2018
Living Well - Soraya Darabi
Soraya Darabi is a general partner and founder of Trail Mix Ventures, a venture fund that invests in the future of living well. A startup visionary, Soraya has helped build brands that will enable people to live more purposeful lives. Companies in her portfolio include Casper, The Wing, Brit + Co, Hungryroot and Gimlet Media. For years, Soraya has taken her wealth of experience, intellect and most especially, her time to propel entrepreneurs who have a social purpose, and making sure that somehow, in some way, we’ll leave this world better than we found it. Trail Mix Ventures: http://www.trailmix.vc/ Produced by: Hueman Group Inc.
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May 3, 2018
Power of Two - Linda Graham
Linda Graham is a superwoman who model and body activist Ashley Graham is fortunate enough to call her mom. Ashley owes much of her confidence, authenticity and love of self to Linda. On this episode, we share Linda’s journey of raising 3 beautiful daughters, why kindness matters and how living a positive life makes an impact on your kids. PLUS on our postscript "The Kindness Memos", 18-year old Abbey Sager shares how she's fighting to end online bullying through her nonprofit organization Diverse Gaming Coalition. If you haven't already, please subscribe and leave a review of our podcast: https://goo.gl/b21NUv
17:19
March 12, 2018
Center Stage - Jerron Herman
Jerron Herman was diagnosed with hemiplegia cerebral palsy at 3 months old. Doctors told his parents that he wouldn’t be able to feed, clothe or bathe himself. But for years, Jerron continues to defy his limits and is now one of the most provocative and inspiring dancers of his time.
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January 23, 2018
Skin Deep - Cassandra Bankson
Have you ever felt like your insecurities have made you a prisoner in your own life? Cassandra Bankson has suffered from severe cystic since she was 14 years old. She's been ridiculed and bullied relentlessly for how she looked. But since posting her acne tutorial video in 2010, one that's been viewed 28 million times on YouTube, Cassandra has helped people rediscover their true beauty, regardless of what they see in the mirror.
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December 11, 2017
Timeless - Emma Yang
Emma Yang grew up with her grandma. She took care of Emma, read books to her, helped Emma with her homework and took her to places while Emma's parents were at work. Over the years, Emma felt like she was losing her grandma to Alzheimer's disease, an illness that plagues nearly 44 million people worldwide, and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Emma wanted to get her back. At 13 years old, Emma is creating an app called Timeless, an app that uses facial recognition software to help Alzheimer's patients remember and stay connected with family and friends.
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November 21, 2017
Food for Thought - Alyssa Kapasi
In New York City, 5 teenage girls are working on an app that would help kids pay for school lunch they can't afford. Alyssa Kapasi, a 17-year old highschool student, rallied her friends to create Food For Thought, an app that would allow parents (and even strangers) to anonymously pay for a 2 to 3 dollar meal for another child in their community. In America, nearly 13 million children live in food insecure households and 76% of school districts have school lunch debt. Kids are shamed with waterproof stamps that visibly read "I need lunch money", forced to clean tables or are sent to detention for not being able to afford a school meal.
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November 9, 2017
The Shoe That Grows - Kenton Lee
Have you ever tried walking for miles in debris-filled soil with shoes that don't fit, or worse, no shoes at all? In 2007, Kenton left the US for a trip to Kenya after a long-term girlfriend broke his heart. Soon after arriving, Kenton noticed a little girl in a white dress outside a small orphanage. He looked down and was shocked to see that her shoes were cut open in the front, and her toes were sticking out. Years later, a stubborn dream of creating shoes that would grow alongside children's feet turned into reality.
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October 25, 2017
Of Self-Love and Dancing - Kate Speer
How do you become a light for others when you struggle with your own darkness? Kate Speer was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, and went through 21 psychiatric hospitalizations and countless medication trials. But after decades of shame, anxiety, hiding and self-hatred, Kate finally took back her life. Her weapon? A serious love of self— in all its silliness, vulnerability and dorkiness. Her move? Jiggling and dancing for joy, without a care in the world.
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October 12, 2017
Crying Babies are Welcome - Sarah Lux-Lee
How do I make a positive impact in the world with a crying baby on my hip? In 2016, Sarah Lux-Lee, a public policy nerd and new mom, innovated for her own need. She founded what's been called the ‘TED talks of the parenting world’ so that parents like herself can continue to engage in things that matter to them, without having to pay for the astronomical costs of childcare.
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October 2, 2017
Sincerely, Hueman - Trailer
Fresh, diverse perspectives on spreading positivity and doing good — one story at a time.
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September 25, 2017