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.

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Second Chances - 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

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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.

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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

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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 the other way. 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 program 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

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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 

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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.


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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

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Away is Here - Amirah Jiwa

When we travel, perceptions of other people and their culture are no longer confined to what we seen 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.

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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.


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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

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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: wolfandfriends.com

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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.

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2018 Year End Special (Part 2)

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.

Available on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Links:
www.havefundogood.co
www.bambinofoundation.com

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2018 Year End Special (Part 1)

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!

Available on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Links:
www.liveyourdreamcampaign.ca
www.justlikemefoundation.org

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