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Voices of REC

Voices of REC

By Voices of REC
The staff of Ruth Ellis Center inside Detroit, MI work tirelessly every day to ensure our organization's vision: a world where LGBTQ+ young people are safe and supported no matter where they go. These are their stories and the stories of those whom we support.

New episodes will be released every other week.

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Philosophy, taking care of the body AND mind.
Philosophy, the skincare company, is more than just the pioneers of self-care for the body, they care DEEPLY about the mind. Naz & I'Sha sit down with Philosophy and learn about their charity, the Hope & Grace initiative, that supports mental health & wellbeing. They also chat with Ruth Ellis Center living legend + one of its founders Dr. Kofi Adoma. 
October 22, 2020
Giving during COVID a chat with PNC, a Pretty Nice Corporation
We sat down with Ric DeVore, James Coleman, and Bryan Kieler of PNC to discuss corporate giving in the time of COVID. I know,  you're probably thinking, giving in COVID how? Well, this episode explains just that, hope you enjoy it! Are you following our socials? Twitter|@REC_Detroit Instagram|@ruthelliscenter Facebook| Ruth Ellis Center
September 22, 2020
REC talks #BlackLivesMatter
Join Nazarina and I'sha as they discuss #BlackLivesMatter the movement (and the hashtag) as it relates to LGBTQ+ lives, those at home in Detroit, nationally and around the world with one another, London Bell of Bell Global Justice and Kailee (pronounced Ky-Lee) Scales, Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director. This is a longer episode, however, remember where there is love, there is always hope.  Nazarina and I'sha are filled with both. We hope you feel the same.  Join us for our 3rd episode! 
June 9, 2020
Behavioral Health at REC with Katie G.
In this episode Nazarina & I'Sha social distance while interviewing Katie Gorney, Ruth Ellis Center's Behavioral Health Director. We discuss her journey to REC and how she and her team have been able to see patients virtually, some of the challenges that present, and get deep about self-care in the time of a pandemic. Questions, comments, inquires, concerns? Please feel free to email us at we'll be glad to hear from you. 
May 25, 2020
An Introduction to the hosts (or VOICES) and the Ruth Ellis Center (REC)
Join I'sha and Nazarina, the Community Engagement Manager, and Senior Development Associate, respectively as they introduce themselves and the Ruth Ellis Center, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities with LGBTQ+ young people to build their version of a positive future.  They'll be discussing the podcast's goals, some organizational history,  culture, and even some snippets from a recent staff meeting (cultivation mtg) about another one of the Center's new endeavors... rebranding. They'll share also what you can do to get involved, and what's in store for the coming episodes. We hope you'll tune in. 
May 11, 2020