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And Then Suddenly

Dec 15, 2021

Seeing the phrase "nothing about us without us" in action made Marinke van Riet question her actions as a person and as a leader. We talk about her subsequent resignation as director of Voice, why representation matters, the future of international development, and what it means to belong.

Dec 6, 2021

As a Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) volunteer, Big D was working with a child and realized he was where he belonged when he saw the light come back to her eyes. We talk about epiphanies, giving back to the community, and what bikers at B.A.C.A. to help empower abused children.

Nov 30, 2021

Melissa Panszi Riebe was at a crossroads in her career when she shared her jewelry making dreams with an acquaintance over dinner. The conversation that followed inspired her to launch A D'Zine. We talk about her transition from social worker to maker, the power of jewelry, and running a small business with purpose.

Nov 16, 2021

Susan was a high school junior in Great Falls, Montana when she was accepted into a vocal performance program at Tanglewood in Massachusetts. Being in a new place with fellow creatives changed what she thought was possible. We talk about broadening horizons, the road to writing, and why a teenage moment still...

Nov 9, 2021

Welcome to Season Three! It's been a while since I've released an episode and there's a reason for that. So let's catch up and kick off the season with where I've been. It's a story about mental health, long recoveries, and a bit about my audio destroying cat.