People of Color

Warens Wimberly ~ Coming to America, A New Life and Experiencing Loss

Warens Wimberly ~ Coming to America, A New Life and Experiencing Loss Waren’s a Psychologist, entrepreneur, wife, mother of three children and a HR professional talks about her reluctant journey from Haiti to America, the challenges of not speaking any English, adjusting to a new country and way of life. After teaching herself to speak…

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Mariam Ibraheem ~ Shackled

Mariam Ibraheem is the author of the book “Shackled”. Mariam’s journey is one of a woman born in a refugee camp. Her father a Muslim, died when she was just six years old and she was subsequently raised by her Ethiopian Orthodox Christian mother. Mariam, her mother, and siblings suffered terrible abuse at the hands…

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Derrica Wilson ~ Black & Missing Foundation

Thousands of people are reported missing every year in the U.S. and while not every case will get widespread media attention, the coverage of white and minority victims is far from proportionate. NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF MISSING PERSONS ARE PERSONS OF COLOR, YET, AFRICAN-AMERICANS MAKE UP ONLY 13 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION. The Black and…

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Trauma, Mental Health & Supporting Girls & Their Incarcerated Mothers with Ilyse Kennedy

Ilyse Kennedy is the founder of Moving Parts Psychotherapy. A Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional, and EMDRIA Certified Clinician. Ilyse has always been a helper by nature. As a child, this meant befriending children who struggled, and talking bullies down to empathy. She enjoyed having deep connections…

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Christine Cesa – Sex Trafficking, It Is Happening All Around Us. Spotting The Signs, Be Vigilant

Christine Cesa a survivor advocate of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, works in the Emergency Department. Christine is an important part of the trauma team responding to patients and providing emergency services. Christine has been a critical part of equipping and educating medical staff. Through this work, many survivors of human trafficking have been identified and provided assistance that…

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Annie Joubert – Hookers for Jesus, From Sex Trafficking to Jesus (and Everything Inbetween)

Annie Lobert  Founder of Hookers for Jesus Annie, author of the book Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior Annie’s story is one of overcoming and survival.  In Fallen, Annie tells her remarkable story of surviving sex trafficking with sixteen years in the sex industry, breaking free, finding healing,…

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Dr. Delroy Hall – Good Mental Health & Bereavement Counselling

Dr. Hall has worked as a counsellor for over thirty years within a variety of settings. Namely universities, the NHS, the third sector, mental health services, Rampton Hospital, and private practice. Before training as a counsellor, he worked as a telephone engineer for a well-known telecoms company. For over thirty years he has been a…

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The Gaslighting of Black People

I first heard of gaslighting many years ago and had no clue what it meant, so I looked it up.  The term came from a 1938 play “Gas Light”, where Gregory an abusive husband, manipulates his wife Paula to make her feel as if she has gone mad. He leads her to believe she’s stealing…

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Chika Okoro – Colorism, It’s still a thing!

Chika Okoro, is passionate about all things women of color and believe it is her calling to inspire Black women to find self-love, self-worth, and experience the healing that enables them to have the confidence to live the full expression of themselves. In 2015, while getting her MBA at Stanford, Chika came across a casting…

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Baz Dreisinger – Incarceration Nations

Alison speaks with Baz Dreisinger, A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World. The School to prison pipeline is real! Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline program, Baz Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most…

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