By Voices Unheard Podcast
Voices Unheard is a podcast series that shares stories of change-makers who are giving a voice to either people or issues that are too often silenced or have been covered unfairly by popular media. Join Jessie, a social justice advocate who’s volunteered across many countries and sectors, as she interviews NGOs & social enterprises, activists, and other ‘voice givers’. If you want to be inspired by stories of people making a positive impact in the world (and in local, grassroots and decolonised ways), then this is the podcast for you.
15| Tracey Curran: Koru Care
Hey there! Welcome to Episode 15 of the Voices Unheard Podcast! This week we're bringing hopefully a little dose of positivity to your world! I'm joined by Tracey Curran today of Koru Care. Koru Care is a kids' charity that aims to provide kids with disabilities and terminal illnesses a trip of a lifetime! Listen to the episode and find out how they do that! Join me on Instagram @voicesunheardpod or on Twitter @voicesunheardp. You can also support the show by buying me a virtual coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/voicesunheard.
August 12, 2021
14 | Daisy Rosales: Co-Founder of Brio
Welcome to Episode 14! Today's guest is Daisy Rosales. Daisy is the co-founder of Brio, a nonprofit that works with communities to design wellbeing and mental health initiatives. When she’s not working, she enjoys travel, writing, and browsing the local farmers’ markets for inspiration. Daisy is passionate about good food, reconnecting with nature, and gathering friends around the table. Follow Brio's journey! Brio’s Website: https://startbrio.org Brio on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startbrio/ Daisy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daisyshihrosales/ Daisy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daisysrosales/ Check out this episode's transcript on our website! Enjoying the show so far? You can buy me a coffee!
July 29, 2021
13 | Geua Atkinson: Trauma & Abuse Survivor & Public Speaker
Coming up this week on the 17th of July is World Day for International Justice, which seeks to protect people from crimes of aggression, to support justice, and promote victims’ rights. This is why we're thrilled to Geua Atkinson for Episode 13. For 30 years she was a housewife and mother. But nearly a decade ago her husband left her and she had to rebuild her life while recovering from trauma and abuse. Now, she is helping other women who have been abused to take back control of their lives and understand the power they hold. Follow Geua's Instagram or check out her book recommendations: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R Covey The Message of a Master - John McDonald Please consider donating to help me continue this podcast! Transcript of this episode? Come back tomorrow...
July 15, 2021
12 | Tim Willis and Rebecca Enright: Carbon Bins
Welcome to Episode 12! Today’s episode is an area that unfortunately we haven’t had a chance to dive into, but it's something that all of us should care more about and think more about. Join me as I chat with Tim Willis and Rebecca Enright today. Tim is the President of Carbon Bins, an organisation that aims to educate, motivate, and inspire people to do something about carbon pollution. Rebecca's a Founding Member of Carbon Bins and she's also an Environmental Services Professional. In this episode, we talk about why caring about carbon is important when thinking about climate change, what carbon credits are, and what each of us as individuals can do to reduce our carbon footprint. Check out Carbon Bin's Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/groups/172417794790666/?ref=group_browse Carbon Bin's website: www.carbonbins.org And their YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCOO1Uv17MF6UaB92K4w69WA Check out the transcript, if reading's more your thing!
July 01, 2021
11 | Bradley Short: Co-Founder of Same Skies
It's Refugee Week this week and World Refugee Day this Sunday (20th of June)! Join me as I chat with Bradley Short, a Co-Founder of Same Skies, an international non-profit organisation consisting of humanitarian professionals who support refugees and asylum seekers. In this episode, we talk about what being a refugee means, refugee-led approaches to problem-solving, and the power of youths. Check out Same Skies' website: www.sameskies.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sameskies.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sameskiesinternational/ Eventbrite page for World refugee day virtual summit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/same-skies-world-refugee-day-summit-tickets-157209534951?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1 As always, check out the transcript if that's more your thing! Enjoyed the show so far? You can buy me a coffee! Your support will help me maintain everything required to create a podcast - scheduling, interviewing, editing, transcribing, and marketing. So, every coffee would mean a lot to me!
June 17, 2021
10 | Kate Shelley: Photographer & Filmmaker at The People Project
Welcome to episode 10 of the Voices Unheard Podcast! Today we're featuring a photographer and filmmaker from the UK, Kate Shelly. Kate is the Founder of The People Project, a platform for homeless people to tell their stories alongside photos, with the aim of breaking down stigma and starting a discussion. In this episode, we talk about what it's like to be homeless during COVID, what each of us can do to help the homeless, and of course, we destigmatise common myths around homelessness. Follow The People Project! Check out this episode's transcript, if reading's more your thing! Leave us a review on the Anchor website or on Apple Podcasts!
June 04, 2021
9 | Shrouk Gamal: Founder of Yellow vs Blue, Cross-Cultural Dialogue Facilitator, and English Coach
In this episode, we chat with Shrouk Gamal. Shrouk is the Founder of Yellow vs Blue, a youth mental health initiative that started in Egypt and aims to connect young people from all over the world. We talk about many topics in this episode, including toxic masculinity, cross-cultural mental health, and feeling grateful. Follow Yellow vs Blue on Facebook and Instagram! Check out what's happening this Mental Health Awareness Month in the US, and this Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. Also, check out the transcript of this episode!
May 16, 2021
8 | Janie Avant: The Nora Project
In this episode, we talk to Janie Avant from The Nora Project. Co-founded by an educator and the parents of a child with disabilities, The Nora Project aims to normalize difference, demystify disability, and promote meaningful connections between students and their peers with disabilities. In this episode, we talk about why empathy is the very first step towards inclusion and why disability inclusion programs should target school-aged kids, and red cars. Check out the resources and happenings on The Nora Project's website. Also, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. As always, check out the transcript of the episode!
April 29, 2021
7 | Martyna Zgierska: Dried Roses
Martyna Zgierska is a photojournalist who started the Dried Roses project. She's originally from Poland, but travelled and lived in Bulgaria for a few years, and is absolutely in love with the country. Her project Dried Roses focuses on an important problem in Bulgaria, the country with the fastest rate of depopulation in the world. In this episode, we speak about the poignant issue, the people giving us a glimmer of hope, and what photojournalism captures that other mediums cannot. Check out the Dried Roses website: www.driedroses.eu Martina's blog: www.zgierka.pl Martina's Instagram: www.instagram.com/zgierka.pl Transcript: https://voicesunheardpod.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/7-martyna-zgierska-dried-roses/
April 15, 2021
6 | Asadullah Mohammadi: Co-Founder of Scholarship for Afghanistan
Scholarship for Afghanistan is an education consultancy to help youths in Afghanistan to find the best tertiary education opportunities as well as professional opportunities, and Asadullah is one of the co-founders. In this episode, we talk about how times are hopefully changing for women in Afghanistan wanting to pursue higher education, what higher education looks like in Afghanistan currently, and how we can all empower youths in our own countries. Check out Scholarship for Afghanistan's model on Social Innovation Warehouse! Also, make sure you follow Scholarship for Afghanistan on their website, or connect with them on Facebook or Twitter. Make sure you check out the transcript on our website too!
April 04, 2021
5 | Caitlin Tanaka: CEO of Youth in Motion
Youth in Motion is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at levelling the playing field for young people, and they do it by providing tutoring programs for at-risk young people on Sydney's North Shore. In this episode, we talk about the different levels of disadvantage, why kids may fall through the cracks, and the importance of education. Have a listen! ❤️ Website: http://youthinmotion.org.au/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youthinmotionorg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youthinmotionig Also, check out this episode's transcript on our website!
March 18, 2021
4 | Yvonne Asamoning Peters: Founder & CEO of BeBetter Mentorship
In this episode, we chat with Yvonne Asamoning Peters, the Founder & CEO of BeBetter Mentorship, about what it's like as a teenage girl in underserved communities in Ghana, why mentoring is important, and why everybody should have a mentor. Check out BeBetter Mentorship's website: http://bebettermentorship.org BeBetter Mentorship's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/bebetter_mentorship/ Ivonne's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/i_yvonneinspire/?hl=en Also, check out the transcript on our website!
March 04, 2021
3 | Mohammed Zaid: STEM Educator, Content Creator, & Founder of Lybotics
Mohammed Zaid is a STEM Educator, Content Creator, and the Leader & Founder of Lybotics. Lybotics is an organisation aiming to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, whilst developing education to help communities of Libya. In this episode, we discuss Lybotics, STEM education in Libya, and why empowering youths is important. Check out Mohammed's socials: www.mrzaid.com www.facebook.com/mohammed.zaid20 www.youtube.com/c/mohammedzaid20 www.twitter.com/mohammed_zaid20 www.instagram.com/mohammed_zaid20 And check out Lybotics' socials: www.Lybotics.com www.facebook.com/Lybotics.ly www.instagram.com/Lybotics www.twitter.com/Lybotics https://youtube.com/c/LYBOTICS Check out the transcript on our website!
February 18, 2021
2 | Holly Kooi: Curriculum & Training Coordinator of U!Shine and U!Shine Vienna
In our second episode, we chat with Holly Kooi, who is the Curriculum and Training Coordinator of U!Shine and U!Shine Vienna. U!Shine is a mental and emotional health nonprofit that exists to spark passion for proactive mental health, promote compassion for others, and build hope for a mentally thriving world. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ushinevienna/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ushinevienna/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/ushinevienna Resources: http://hollykooi.com/ https://www.ushine.org/ https://www.ushinevienna.org/ Check out the transcript on our website!
February 04, 2021
1 | Yasmin Arkinstall: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Advocate
In our very first episode of Voices Unheard, we chat with Yasmin Arkinstall, an advocate for those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), about what OCD is, how do we manage it, and how she's giving those with OCD a voice. Socials: https://www.facebook.com/thatyasminkid/ https://www.instagram.com/theteaonocd/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thatyasminkid/?hl=en Resources talked about: https://iocdf.org/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/theocdopus Check out the transcript on our website!
January 14, 2021
Voices Unheard Trailer
Voices Unheard is a podcast series that shares stories of change makers who are giving a voice to either people or issues that are too often silenced. Occasionally, we also feature these ‘unheard’ voices too. Join Jessie, a social justice advocate who’s volunteered across many countries and sectors, as she interviews NGOs & social enterprises, activists, and other ‘voice givers’. If you want to be inspired by stories of people making a positive impact in the world, then this is the podcast for you.
January 09, 2021