Sincerely, Hueman: Stories of Kindness and Doing Good

Sincerely, Hueman: Stories of Kindness and Doing Good

By Hueman Group Media
Kindness has many faces. This narrative podcast tells you all about them. Sincerely, Hueman features the diverse, vivid lives of humans you should know — and their stories of doing good in the modern age.
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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.
16:28
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.
14:05
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.
14:16
April 23, 2019
Born This Way - 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.
15:08
March 26, 2019
Educated Rebel - 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.
15:06
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.
11:45
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.
16:23
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.
15:15
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
11:29
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!
09:36
December 17, 2018
No More Hunger - 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.
16:35
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.
17:22
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.
21:07
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.
16:15
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.
17:18
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.
16:13
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.
15:30
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.
14:38
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.
13:15
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.
12:40
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.
14:49
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.
15:26
October 2, 2017
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