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Jen SluMac

Stories, Conversations and Questions - with host Jen SluMac. Author of soulnotskin: becoming the me i was meant to be - available on Amazon or at www.soulnotskin.com read less
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Troy Williams and the film "The Prison Within"
Nov 15 2020
Troy Williams and the film "The Prison Within"
JUST SAY IT – S01 E21 - Troy Williams and the film "The Prison Within"*Trigger Warning - difficult topics discussed**EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*JUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.Interview Recorded: August 24, 2020Troy Williams was released on October 29th, 2014 after serving 18 years of a life sentence in San Quentin State Prison. One of the most notable parts about his incarceration is what he was able to accomplish while incarcerated. On that note, Williams has chosen not hide from his conviction. He has embraced it for what it was and positioned his experiences in life as tools that now qualify him as an expert on the issues.While serving time Williams was able to venture outside the box of inmate and create a media organization inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison. TEDx San QuentinGame Changers Project (Troy's Video)VOEG (Victim-Offender Education Project)The Film: The Prison Within websitehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08FXFLJLD/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_rAbout Jen SluMac: Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comJen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio hereBuy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback)Credits:Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMacMusic, Swapping Tubes by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show
Charlie - She escaped a forced marriage - Survivor | Sister | Artist
Oct 7 2020
Charlie - She escaped a forced marriage - Survivor | Sister | Artist
JUST SAY IT – S01 E20 - Charlie - She escaped a forced marriage. Survivor, Sister & Artist *Trigger Warning - difficult topics discussed**EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*JUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.Interview Recorded: September 28, 2020Charlie Lewin is an artist and songwriter living in London, UK. She escaped the expectations she was born into just two days before she would be forced into an arranged marriage. Charlie is an advocate for change in ultra orthodox religious communities. www.charlielewin.comwww.instagram.com/charlielewinartwww.facebook.com/charlielewinartAbout Jen SluMac: Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comJen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio hereBuy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback)Credits:Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMacMusic, Swapping Tubes by Blue Dot SessionsDonations welcome and appreciated:Support the show
Michelle Ashe, "And that is my desire"
Sep 26 2020
Michelle Ashe, "And that is my desire"
JUST SAY IT – S01 E19 - Michelle Ashe, 42 year old African American Woman*Trigger Warning - difficult topics discussed**EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*JUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.Interview Recorded: June 16, 2020Michelle Ashe "I am a 42 year-old African American Woman - Daughter of a beautiful, beautiful, amazing woman. From what she hears, a pretty awesome, cool father. I pride myself on keeping my commitments and living with integrity whether folks are watching or not". She is a woman in recovery from drugs and she is currently going through treatment for Stage 3 colon cancer. She's recently learned about how childhood trauma can impact health outcomes in adulthood and would like to earn a PhD in Public Health to bring information about A.C.E.s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to her community. She'd like to be the reason some people might avoid the challenges she's faced as a result of information.About Jen SluMac: Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comJen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio hereBuy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback)Credits:Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMacMusic, Swapping Tubes by Blue Dot SessionsDonations welcome and appreciated:Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/my/profile)Support the show
Ginny Berson, Activist, Olivia Records & Racial Justice
Sep 12 2020
Ginny Berson, Activist, Olivia Records & Racial Justice
JUST SAY IT – S01 E18 - Ginny Berson, Activist, Olivia Records & Racial JusticeJUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.Interview Recorded: June 6, 2020Ginny Z Berson has been a social justice activist her whole life, and is thrilled to be alive at this time of social change.  She is Director of Outreach for World Trust Educational Services; a co-founder of Neighbors for Racial Justice, and the author of Olivia on the Record: A Radical Experiment in Women's Music from Aunt Lute Books.https://www.world-trust.orghttps://www.neighborsforracialjustice.orghttps://www.auntlute.comAbout Jen SluMac: Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comJen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio here Buy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback)Credits: Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMacAudio/Content Editing by Stephanie Lamond Music, Swapping Tubes by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show
Diatra Simpson, Chains are Meant to be Broken
Aug 30 2020
Diatra Simpson, Chains are Meant to be Broken
JUST SAY IT – S01 E17 - Diatra Simpson, Chains are Meant to be BrokenJUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.About Diatra: Diatra is the founder of DLS Inspirations, LLC and author of the all inspiring book Chains Are Meant To Be Broken: A Preparation For Mental and Emotional Healing. She is a Change Agent who inspires and empowers others in their transformation process through training, development and consulting work. She works with executives, middle-management and direct service providers with the aim to help them become extraordinary. https://www.dlsinspirations.comhttps://dls-inspirations-academy.teachable.com/p/leadership-coachinghttps://anchor.fm/diatra-simpsonAbout Jen SluMac: Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comJen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio here Buy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback)Credits:Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMacAudio/Content Editing by Stephanie Lamond Music, Swapping Tubes by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show
Charles Ryan, Reentry Mentor & More
Aug 5 2020
Charles Ryan, Reentry Mentor & More
JUST SAY IT - S01 E15 - Charles Ryan, Reentry Mentor & MoreJUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.This conversation took place around 2018. I met Charles through work we were both doing at a company called Five Keys Charter Schools. We went into the jails and prisons to serve as teachers and mentors. I loved this mans heart immediately, and his story is a story the world needs to hear.Charles is a bright light in a messy world. I’m better for knowing him.Find Charles on FacebookAbout Jen SluMac: Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”Jen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio hereAuthor of soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to beBuy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback)Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comCredits:Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMacAudio/Content Editing by Stephanie LamondSupport the show
Leo Mercer, Mercer Brotherhood, Part II
Jun 18 2020
Leo Mercer, Mercer Brotherhood, Part II
JUST SAY IT - S01 E12 - Leo Mercer, Mercer Brotherhood, Part IIJUST SAY IT podcast with host and author, Jen SluMac: Seeking Beloved Community through stories, conversations and questions. Learn more at her website.This is part two of a 5 part series talking with a man named Leo Mercer. He was born and raised in Oakland CA and we met each other in the midst of some restorative/social justice work we were both involved around 2010. He’s become a leader of his generation, an advocate for the value of his own life and the value of black lives in general. He is a musician, founder of the Mercer Brotherhood and a Mentor at DetermiNation Black Mens Group. He is featured in the documentary The Lost Element.Leo is a bright light in a messy world. I’m better for knowing him.Mercer Brotherhood WebsiteThe Lost Element TrailerDetermiNation Black Men’s GroupMercer Brotherhood on YouTubeAbout Jen SluMac:Jen SluMac is a hope dealer, living a life that aims to make the world beautiful and just for all. She aims to be part of the solution in a world tormented by fear and violence, separateness and isolation. Jen agrees with Mother Teresa who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”Jen's debut novel, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be, was inspired by true events. As a queer woman longing for a faith community, her road has been complicated but never deterred. She found her ministry in storytelling… read full bio hereAuthor of soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to beBuy Jen’s book soulnotskin at Amazon (available as kindle, audible & paperback)Jen’s website: https://www.soulnotskin.comCredits:Produced, recorded, content editing by Jen SluMacAudio/Content Editing by Stephanie Lamond--- Send in a voice message: Support the show