In today's episode I interview Lissa Ramsepaul, an incredible woman who has literally dedicated her life to helping people in underserved communities and specifically people experiencing homelessness. Lissa’s journey began when she herself was placed in the foster care system due to abuse and neglect that she experienced as a child. She eventually aged out
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In today’s episode, I speak with an incredibly strong soul, who for the majority of her childhood, was labor trafficked across many states with her younger sister. Hope Lloyd opens up about her experience being forced to work grueling hours and in horrible conditions at the hands of a woman who exploited and abused her
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On todays episode I interview a woman who has preferred to stay anonymous due to the fact that her family and children still don’t know the things she underwent at the hands of their father- who was her husband at the time. For the sake of this interview I refer to her as Jane. Jane
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Today’s story and incredibly grounding conversation come from a special man by the name of Ron Dudley. Ron lives in Washington DC and is a musician, poet and also.. an author. I was able to meet Ron through Street Sense media, a nonprofit that publishes a newspaper in the city that is written and sold
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Human trafficking has gained a lot of attention as of late through the media and among society as people make an active effort to join forces in order to end this multi-billion dollar industry, and save the lives of millions of people. I spoke with Representative Jake Johnson of North Carolina to discuss the current
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For many years Mark Horvath struggled with his sense of confidence and self esteem in silence. Heightened by his grueling career in the film and music industry, ultimately Mark went down an unforgiving path of drugs, alcohol and homelessness. This life changing experience opened Mark’s eyes to the lamentable and upsetting truth that the homeless
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On today’s episode I interview Marianne Duquette Cuozzo on her personal experience battling cancer not once but 3 times as she was diagnosed twice with hodgekins lymphoma in 1994 and 1997 and then with breast cancer in 2014. She talks about her journey as she faced each diagnosis and series of treatments head on, hearing
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#Purposefulseries For today’s episode I chat with Nancy Herz, a human rights activist and the co-author of the book “shameless” which is a collection of stories from girls who have personally experienced negative social control. Through her Activism Nancy strives to tackle the restrictive roles set for youth in an effort to inspire them to
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In this episode on Relentless Minds I Interview Justin Constantine, a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps and a former attorney. Justin joined the Marine Corps during his 2nd year of law school, and went on to practice in the Marine Corps as a chrome defense counsel and a criminal prosecutor. In
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Relentless Minds collaborated with the Ursus Institute to create this interview in an effort to discuss an upcoming documentary called “Standing with Bears”. “Standing with Bears” serves to highlight the industry of sex trafficking and it’s prevalence, and provides a first-hand look at the realities of sex trafficking and the impact on those involved. In
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On this episode on Relentless Minds I interview Tammy Harris who is the founder of the Ursus institute, A non-profit that works to combat human and sex trafficking. Her organization uses research, data and community engagement to disrupt human trafficking and to help survivors in their recovery. They also leverage the network within the anti-trafficking
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For this episode I interviewed Jamie Margolin, activist and founder of Zero Hour, an organization that unites youth activists that are concerned about the lack of action being done by officials around the world regarding climate change. There is a crisis happening, but no action is being taken. Zero Hour is an international organization with the
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#PurposefulSeries Episode For this interview on Relentless Minds I traveled (virtually) to India, and interviewed long-time activist and change maker Lenin Raghuvanshi. Lenin is the cofounder of PVCHR (People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights) Founded with his wife Shruti in 1996. PVCHR is a community-based organization, which focuses on breaking the feudal hierarchies of conservative
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This is episode 4/4 in the Genocide Series that began in April in honor of April being Genocide Awareness month. This Interview covers another survivor or the genocide against the tustsis in Rwanda in 1994, but this interview is quite unique because Jeanne’s story of survival did not end with the genocide. In this episode
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#Purposefulseries This is episode 3 of a 4 episode series covering the stories of genocide survivors in honor of April being genocide awareness month, as well as it being the 26th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. In today’s episode I sit down with Liliane Pari Umuhoza who was only 2 years old when the
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#PurposefulSeries This is episode 2/4 in the Genocide Series in honor of April being Genocide Awareness month. This April is also the 26th anniversary of the Genocide that occurred in Rwanda in 1994 where nearly 1 million tutsis were murdered. In today’s episode I speak with Jacqueline Murekatete who is a lawyer, a human rights
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#PURPOSEFULSERIES Today's guest on Relentless Minds is Consolee Nishimwe, who was raped and tortured at the age of 14 during the Genocide in Rwanda against the tutsis and due to this contracted HIV, which had plagued her for years until she was able to find the strength to live with her conditions. Consolee had
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Roella Lieveld had her first encounter with sexual abuse as a child at the tender age of 5 years old. This abuse continued for 4 years, unknown to her mother or anyone else in her family. Roella shares that her early experience with sexual abuse and the things she learned due to this, created
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#UNBROKENSERIES Welcome back to the Relentless Minds podcast, for this episode I had the opportunity to interview Sonya Keshwani, a young survivor of breast cancer who was inspired to start a purposeful company called StyleEsteem while she was fighting her own battle with cancer. This Company focuses on the women who are affected by breast
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#UnbrokenSeries Between April and June 1994, an estimated 800,000-1,000,000 Rwandans were killed in the space of 100 days. Most of the dead were Tutsis - and most of those who perpetrated the violence were Hutus. As the BBC said, even for a country with such a turbulent history as Rwanda, the scale and speed of
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